Support of junior academics

The University of Wuppertal supports the qualification of young academics in all stages of their careers. The Centre for Graduate Studies (ZGS) is the central body for doctoral students and those interested in pursuing a doctorate from all faculties; it offers advice on all issues of funding and the organisation of a doctorate. In addition, the Centre supports networking and the research activities of doctoral students. The Research Services offers advice on national, European and other international programmes in the context of funding of postdoctoral studies.


Our research training groups and networkscollaborative research centres, research groups and research networks offer special institutional options for doctoral students and postdocs.


A continuing education programme and a career service support successful career paths from doctoral studies to professorships or also for a career outside academia. To ensure equal opportunities and diversity in staff development, the University of Wuppertal also makes use of targeted support programmes and a system of incentives to support female junior academics.


More links on the topic

We have collected various links to support your search for funding programmes and scholarships here. You can also find some forums that may be of interest to you and additional information sources about the topic of research training and support of junior academics.

The project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), is a communication and information platform for young academics that aims to highlight and structure the comprehensive offerings providing advice, information and events about the topic. KISSWIN (available only in German)

Links for independent search

  • ELFI Student Service Link

  • - scholarship database Link

  • Study sponsorships and foundations collected by the Index of German Foundations Link

  • Search for scholarship type and faculty via the Donors’ Association Link

  • Marie Curie - Search for scholarships and funding as well as employment options for junior academics Link

More info

  • - Portal for openings for diploma degree theses and doctoral theses in the natural sciences and medicine Link (available only in German)

  • EURAXESS - Service portal for European mobility Link

  • GSO – German Scholars Organization Link


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