Network for the promotion of young scientists

Research Funding

The TU Nachwuchsring would like to actively promote the visibility of young scientists and therefore regularly announces research funding for postdocs, junior group leaders and junior professors of all faculties of the TU Kaiserslautern. Purpose of this funding line is to support the applicants in preparing their own  third-party funding application, which will be processed as part of an employment at the TU Kaiserslautern. Further information about the funding line can be found here.



TUK young scientists with a PhD can apply at the TU-Nachwuchsring for an individual coaching. We promote, for example, coachings that support you in your career development or help you to find the balance between work and family.

In cooperation with the Self Study Centre of the TUK, we offer additionally Face-to-Face-Coaching as well as collegial case consulting in small groups.

More information can be found here.

Externally organised further education courses

As a supplement to the TUK's internal further education program, the TU-Nachwuchsring offers especially for the group of young scientists with a PhD, the opportunity to participate in externally organized further education programs as well as online seminars.

Further information.


Project funding

The purpose of project funding is to support projects which are not covered by other funding lines and which serve to promote TUK young scientists. This includes, for example, doctoral symposia organized by members of the TU Kaiserslautern.

More information.

Mobility Funding

TUK Young Researchers with a PhD can apply for financial support from the TU Nachwuchsring for participation in external conferences and external research stays. If approved, the Nachwuchsring will cover a part of the travel costs and participation fees (maximum 80% of the costs). The mobility funding is advertised several times a year.

Further information.

Flex Funding

The TU Kaiserslautern would like to support advanced young scientists with their own working group. To this end, the TU-Nachwuchsring invites applications for Flex Funding.Junior professors, junior research group leaders and tenure track professors (up to W1) from all departments of the TU Kaiserslautern are eligible to apply. The aim of the funding is to support applicants in advancing their own academic career at the TU Kaiserslautern. Further information about the funding line can be found here.

Internally organized further education courses

To promote interdisciplinary qualifications, the TU-Nachwuchsring offers young researchers from all TUK departments  a wide range of further education opportunities. These include both online and face-to-face seminars as well as e-learning courses that are available throughout the whole year.

In addition to the offers of the Nachwuchsring, you will find on our website a selection of courses offered by other TUK further education organisers and by TUK's affiliated institutes, which address young researchers holding a PhD as well.

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