Are you a young scientist with an outstanding international degree and excellent references? Have you received your doctorate within the last three years? Is your specialism compatible with BAM's alignment? Would you like to successfully complete a special scientific project within one year at BAM – a project that you yourself have formulated?

Then please accept this invitation to apply for the Adolf Martens Fellowship Programme.

Duration and amount of funding

With the Adolf Martens Fellowship Programme, BAM is funding up to 10 post-doc junior scientists for one year. An extension to collaboration with BAM beyond the Adolf Martens Bursary depends on the work result and the available positions in the department or division. In addition, several national and European third-party funding programs exist through which the stay at BAM can be extended. BAM strongly welcomes and supports Adolf Martens fellows to submit applications to these programs.

Adolf Martens fellows are scientific employees of BAM. Their salary is aligned with the collective agreement for public service (TVöD). Employment contracts may be flexibly designed in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement.

The materials researcher Adolf Martens

The program was named after the materials researcher Adolf Martens, who originated the science of materials testing 100 years ago in Germany. He wrote the first handbook on material science and even at that time actively supported young materials researchers. Adolf Martens was the first director of our Institute at its current location in Berlin-Dahlem.


Candidates should have precise ideas about the scientific work they would like to carry out at BAM within one year. Ahead of submitting an application potential applicant should establish a contact with the host department or division at BAM about the research programme and and schedule. The proposed research programme should be in line with BAM´s thematic priorities.

Your application should include a competent description of the scientific project as well as technical equipment to be made available (see application template below). The CV and letter of recommendation from two internationally recognised scientists are also required. Also a confirmation of a BAM host department about a potential agreement is necessary.

If you are interested in working with BAM, please do not hesitate to contact us. Applications are reviewed by an expert team at BAM twice a year on the cut-off dates 31.05. and 30.11. If you are interested in applying, please contact the BAM research coordination office, Dr. Claudia Eggert, Dr. Kerstin Rötzler and Gunnar Tan M.A., at

You can find complete information about the Adolf Martens Fellowship Programme in our Adolf Martens Fellowship Flyer and in the application template .