Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Young Investigator Group Preparation Program (YIG Prep Pro)

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WorkplaceKarlsruhe, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany

Are you an early career researcher with a promising research idea? Apply now for the
Young Investigator Group Preparation Program (YIG Prep Pro)

KIT establishes 100 new professorships – The Young Investigator Group Preparation Program at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany offers one structured way to your own junior research group and to professorship at KIT.

YIG Prep Pro provides the best conditions for writing a successful proposal for a third-party funded junior research group and for qualifying for an academic career with the goal of becoming a professor. Apply now! For candidates who successfully establish a third-party funded junior research group at KIT, a suitable junior professorship with or without tenure track will be advertised.


YIG Prep Pro Fellowship options:
A support scheme with two different fellowship options for International Postdocs is offered:

YIG Prep Pro Funded Fellowship for International Postdocs

Spend your postdoc phase at KIT while preparing the proposal for your junior research group. The funding within this option includes your own position as well as initial investments for equipment and your own budget for consumables for a period of two years.

2. YIG Prep Pro Remote Fellowship for International Postdocs

You are currently affiliated with an institution abroad and your current position is already funded? KIT also offers the possibility of remote mentorship and support for preparing the proposal for a third-party funded junior research group to be established at KIT. Twice per program year, the travel expenses for a guest stay at KIT will be covered.


Who can apply?
International researchers, in particular 1 to 3 years after the completion of the doctorate. Applications 0 to 4 years after doctorate will also be accepted. German applicants should have substantial international research experience (as PhD candidate and / or postdoc).

Contact and Address

All information on YIG Prep Pro, the application and the selection process is available on our website:

You can find further information on the internet: www.kit.edu.

KIT – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association


In your application, please refer to myScience.de and reference JobID 152055.

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