TUD Young Investigators

Table of contents

    1. BENEFITS AND GOALS
      1. Rights
    2. APPLICATION
      1. Who can apply?
      2. How does the application process work?
      3. Faculties  
    3. FAST FORWARD - QUALIFICATION PROGRAMME FOR TUD YOUNG INVESTIGATORS
      1. Exemplary Modules
    4. CONTACT
    5. TUD Young Investigators at a glance
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BENEFITS AND GOALS

The "TUD Young Investigator" status strengthens excellent, independent junior research group leaders by fostering their integration into the faculties and offering a qualification programme tailored to their particular needs.

The aim of this scheme is to counteract the structural disadvantages sometimes experienced by this group of researchers due to their lack of defined status and inadequate or nonexistent connection to a faculty.

Rights

The status is awarded for a limited time and includes and entails the following rights:

  • Every "TUD Young Investigator" will be given a TUD university teacher as a mentor and direct contact,
  • will be accepted by the faculty as an assessor and examiner in doctoral procedures, particularly with regard to the dissertations they (co-)supervise,
  • will participate in teaching,
  • will be integrated into their respective faculty, including the possibility to attend public parts of Faculty Council meetings as a guest,
  • will get the opportunity to take part in a range of training individually designed to address the needs of academics in this qualification phase.
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APPLICATION

Who can apply?

  • Junior research group leaders with fixed-term contracts with the TU Dresden or a partner institution of the DRESDEN-concept
  • with own budget and staff responsibility,
  • who are academically independent and without affiliation to a professor,
  • who heads a research group with at least two academics (excluding the head).
  • In addition to a completed doctorate with a grade of at least very good, evidence of performance suitable for postdoctoral lecturer qualification is necessary.

How does the application process work?

(1) Approval of the Faculty
Making an application to the University’s Rectorial Board for the award of
TUD Young Investigator status requires the support of the respective Faculty.

To check the readiness of a Faculty of the TUD to admit someone as a Young Investigator, interested candidates should initially contact the respective Dean. 
Agreement with the Faculty (Download)

(2) Application to the University’s Governing Board
The candidate applies for the award of the TUD Young Investigator status
to TUD’s Rectorial Board via the Vice-Rector for Research.
Application for the award of the "TUD Young Investigator" status (Download) 

Detailed Information on the TUD Young Investigator status and
the application procedure can be found in the Announcement (Download).

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Faculties
 

Currently, you can make an application for the award of the "TUD Young Investigator" status to the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Biology
  • Faculty of Chemistry and Food Chemistry
  • Faculty of Mathematics
  • Faculty of Physics
  • Faculty of Psychology
  • Linguistics, Literature and Cultural Studies
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Transportation and Traffic Science
  • Computer Science
  • Medicine
  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Education
  • Faculty of Law
  •  Faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering
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FAST FORWARD - QUALIFICATION PROGRAMME FOR TUD YOUNG INVESTIGATORS

The Qualification Program FAST FORWARD is exclusively designed for the needs of academics in this qualification phase.

These workshops are an outstanding opportunity for TUD Young Investigators to get in contact with other excellent researchers to advance their projects and careers by growing their networks.

Exemplary Modules

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  • Training Berufungsverfahren
  • Leadership in der Wissenschaft: Teams führen & Promovierende betreuen
  • Good Scientific Practice

We aim to tailor this program to your needs. In light of this, if you have suggestions or specific requests, please do not hesitate to contact us!

CONTACT

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Graduate Academy

Name

Angela Böhm

Qualification Programme, PR

Contact Information
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Visitors' Address:

Graduiertenakademie Mommsenstraße 7

01069 Dresden



TUD Young Investigators at a glance

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