Early Career Support

In order to support young scientists working in the Heidelberg Pain Consortium several measure have been created:

Junior Career Fellowship

The Junior Career Fellowship supports undergraduate life science students as well as medical students to take up a project finally leading to their thesis at one of the participating groups. The next call for applications is planned for April 2017.

Career Coaching:

In cooperation with an external expert from the DFG, SFB1158 offers individual career coaching.

Young Scientists symposium

Even the greatest scientific findings are useless if they remain in the drawer of one’s desk. As the consortium is inherently focused on cooperation and exchange it is of utmost importance to encourage scientists to present their work early on. Besides specialized training events like the summer school (see above for link), the Young Scientist Symposium provides an excellent opportunity to present results and spark a dialogue.

Seed grants

In 2016, SFB 1158 started to accept applications for small grants ( max. 15k€) for junior scientists to pursue a promising  topic of their interest. The next call is anticipated for March 2017.


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