Kiel Life Science

Career and Training

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The research focus Kiel Life Science (KLS) offers its researchers a variety of training and career opportunities from early career up to senior scientists at Kiel University. Professional training and individual career prospects help to support researchers on different stages within their life science research careers. Carried out by partner institutions, people within the KLS network have access to a variety of different facilities: At Kiel University, the master’s programme Medical Life Sciences trains students for careers in biomedical research. The international graduate school Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön offers training in contemporary evolutionary biology. The Research Training Group 1743 offers studies in the field of the environmental influences responsible for the development of chronic diseases. On upper career levels from postdoc up to professor, KLS-fellowships offer opportunities for highly performing scientists, and thus help to advance life science research in Kiel.

 

KLS Support of young scientists

Apart from free participation in all events of Kiel Life Science such as KLS lectures and retreats, young scientist also have the chance to apply for a range of grants and awards listed below.

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1) KLS Award for Early Career Postdocs

Annually, call starts in July

Prizes: 2 x 6,000€ (including 1,000€ for personal use and 5,000€ for research, one prize per category), application will be sorted into one category (Medical Life Sciences, Non-Medical Life Sciences).

Eligibility:

  • Application max. 3 years after having obtained the doctoral degree (date of document is determinant)
  • Research activities must be focused on medical or non-medical life sciences
  • Postdoc must be working in a KLS member institute or clinic


Criteria:

  • Outstanding doctoral thesis
  • Excellent research quality


2) KLS Young Scientist Programme

Annually, call starts in December

Prizes: Junior postdocs (0-4 years after PhD): 5,000€

Senior postdocs (4-6 years after PhD): 25,000€

Eligibility:

  • For Junior Postdocs: Application 0 to 4 years after having obtained the doctoral degree (date of document is determinant)
  • For Senior Postdocs:
    • Application 4 to 6 years after having obtained the doctoral degree (date of document is determinant)
    • Previous submission of at least one application for a project grant concerning a different research project to the DFG or a similar funding body
  • The postdoc needs to work in the laboratory of a KLS member PI
  • The research should be conducted in a research area of KLS and address a life science topic


Criteria:

  • Quality of the research project
  • Innovative research idea
  • Feasibility of proposed timeline
  • Interdisciplinary project and applicant. Applicants should demonstrate knowledge from different KLS-relevant research areas.


3) ZMB Young Scientist Grant

Annually, call starts in July

Prizes:

  • Postdocs (0-3 years after PhD): 2 x 20,000€
  • Doctoral Students: 2 x 10,000€


Eligibility:

  • For Postdocs: Application max. 3 years after having obtained the doctoral degree (date of document is determinant)
  • Research activities must be focused on life sciences


Criteria:

  • Excellent individual quality: outstanding previous qualifications (Master or PhD/MD examination/thesis)
  • Excellent quality of the proposal
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