One week left to apply for the High Potentials Program

Postdocs at Helmholtz Munich can still submit their application until November 23rd. It's not too late to start your application!

With the High Potentials Program (HPP), we introduce a new comprehensive program to support and train early-career postdocs at Helmholtz Munich to ensure that they are well-prepared for an academic career. The two-year training program is designed for early-career postdocs who are already conducting research at Helmholtz Munich and want to assume leadership positions in science in the future.
All Helmholtz Munich postdocs who completed their doctorate 0-3 years ago (extensions are possible for postdocs with children) are invited to submit an application. 10-12 fellows per year will be selected via a competitive selection process and have the opportunity to join the program.

The program modules include in-person, online and blended learning formats as well as an annual retreat. The fellows will receive comprehensive group trainings and individual support e.g. to develop their academic profile; their third-party funding strategy; expertise in the German academic system; lab, leadership and project management skills; input on scientific collaboration and outreach; mentoring & coaching offers as well as a long-term involvement as an alumnus after completing the program. In addition, scientific symposia and a Scientific Advisory Board will support for the fellows’ scientific progress and exchange across departments.

To apply, a Letter of Motivation provided by the applicant and a Letter of Support by the PI/Group Leader are required. All documents need to be submitted until November 23, 2022 via the HPP application portal.
All applicants will be informed whether they have been selected early in 2023 and the program will start in February/March 2023 for a period of 24 months.
The program is free for all selected fellows, the costs for the program do not need to be covered by the institutes/groups.

For more information, please refer to the website.