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TU-Nachwuchsring: Membership

Young scientists at the TU Kaiserslautern who are members of the TU-Nachwuchsring have priority access to all events and opportunities of the TU-Nachwuchsring.


This includes:

Doctoral candidates

All doctoral candidates registered at the TUK are automatically members of the TU-Nachwuchsring.


Young scientists with doctorates

Young scientists with doctorates at the TUK (e.g. postdocs, junior professors, young research group leaders und tenure track professors), who have registered for individual membership at the TU-Nachwuchsring (registration form currently only available in German).

Please note: Recent changes in membership for doctoral students

With the change of the rules of procedure of the TU-Nachwuchsring as of 01.01.2021, PhD students of all faculties of the TUK are members of the TU-Nachwuchsring with immediate effect.

Membership questions and answers

If you meet the general conditions of the TU-Nachwuchsring of a young researcher with a doctorate, you are invited to register informally and free of charge as an individual member via this form.

All doctoral students who are registered as such at the TU Kaiserslautern are automatically members of the TU-Nachwuchsring. Further registration is not necessary!

If you would like to be informed about our acitivies on a regular basis you can subscribe to our newsletter.

Every young scientist at the TUK can take advantage of the services offered by the Nachwuchsring. However, members are given priority in the allocation of workshop places, for example.

Information on our concept and our rules of procedure can be found here.

Apply for individual membership

Postdocs, junior professors, junior group leaders and tenure-track professors

All postdocs, junior professors and junior group leaders, tenure-track professors and other other young researchers with doctorates who meet our general criteria of young scientists are invited to register as individual members via this form (currently only available in German) or via e-mail.




The offers of the TU-Nachwuchsring aim at all young researchers at TUK who can be assigned either to the group of doctoral candidates or to the group of researchers with a doctorate and who meet our general criteria of young researchers (listed below). In addition, the individual funding lines have further specifications which can be found in the respective announcements.

All doctoral students who are officially registered as doctoral students at TUK.


  • Persons with a doctorate (e.g. in research and teaching, but also other career paths) who work at the TUK (employees and scholarship holders), up to 6 years after the doctorate (considering periods outside of university, e.g. parental leave and industrial experience)

  • More than six years after receiving the PhD only with a verifiable status that justifies continued membership in the group of young researchers (e.g. junior professors, heads of junior group leaders, habilitation candidates, tenure-track professors)

1Equivalent qualifications may apply to individual disciplines (e.g. architecture).

If you are not sure if these criteria are applicable to your own career path or if you are eligible for a particular funding line, we will be happy to advise you!

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