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Junior Research Groups

The programme enables outstanding and ambitious junior scientists studying for their doctorates to establish and lead independent research groups with an innovative research focus and high practical relevance.

Doctoral researchers and postdocs at universities in Bavaria
Networking, scholarship

We promote young academics in research areas relevant to digitalisation.

As heads of the bidt junior research groups, researchers are given the opportunity to pursue their research interests independently and represent them in teaching. This paves the way towards a long-term academic career.

Both the host universities, including their students, and potential partners in business and society can benefit from the valuable expertise of these researchers.

We are not accepting any new candidates.

The Graduate Center is aimed at doctoral researchers and postdocs whose research has a technical, economic or social focus relevant in the context of digitalisation.

The previous expiring funding for junior research groups offers:

  • funding volume of up to 250,000 euros per year
  • funding period of five years (on the condition of a successful interim evaluation after about two years)
  • promotion and supervision of doctoral candidates up to the completion of their doctorate
  • independent representation of respective subjects and research topics in teaching (authorisation to teach)


Dr. Christina Dieckhoff

Research Coordinator, bidt

AI Tools – Continuous Interaction with Computational Intelligence Tools

Prof. Dr. Daniel Buschek, University of Bayreuth

Digital Democratic Mobilization in Hybrid Media Systems (DigiDeMo)

Dr. Jörg Haßler, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Digital Technologies and Human Behavior

Prof. Dr. Verena Tiefenbeck, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

LipiTUM – A Computational Platform for Lipidomics and Lipotyping in Systems Medicine

Dr. Josch Konstantin Pauling, Technical University of Munich

Synth2Real – Training Neural Networks with Virtual Data

Prof. Dr. Angela Dai, Technical University of Munich


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