Junior research groups
The bidt promotes young academics in research areas relevant to digitalisation. This programme enables up to ten outstanding and ambitious junior scientists studying for their doctorates to build up and lead independent research groups covering innovative research subjects with high application relevance.
Heads of these bidt junior research groups are thus given the opportunity not only to advance their research topics autonomously and independently, but also to feature them in their teaching. This will pave the way for long-term academic careers.
Both the admitting universities, including their students, together with potential partners in industry and society benefit from their research expertise.
No new junior scientists are currently being admitted.
The funding for each junior research group offers
- up to 250 000 euros per year
- a funding period of 5 years (if the interim evaluation after about 2 years is successful)
- the promotion and supervision of doctoral students until they are qualified
- the independent representation of respective subjects and research topics in teaching (teaching permit)