With its junior research groups, BAM enables outstanding young scientists to set up an independent research group and offers them reliable career prospects.

What we offer

Within the framework of its ‘Menschen – Ideen’ programme, BAM offers in its focus areas junior researchers from all over the world with proven excellence the opportunity to set up their own independent junior research group at BAM and establish themselves in the community.

As the leader of a BAM junior research group, you receive a tenured position at BAM. In addition, BAM provides funding for staff and other costs for five years amounting to EUR 1.1 million. This allows you to establish a competitive research group, usually consisting of 2–3 PhD students and/or postdocs. Depending on the focus of your research group and your career plans, you will conduct research in close cooperation with a university and/or industrial company.

Target group

BAM junior research groups are targeting outstanding junior researchers with international research experience who have received their doctorate in the last two to five years before the short proposal deadline. Parental leave extends the eligibility period by up to two years per child.

Calls for tenders

BAM junior research groups are awarded through competitive calls for proposals. We will inform you about future calls for proposals on this page at an early stage.

If you have any questions regarding the BAM junior research groups, please contact Gunnar Tan at juniorresearchgroups@bam.de or Tel: +49 30 8104-1011

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