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Incentive Program for the Acquisition of Third-Party Funds and for the Support of Young Scientists

Offers of the Department of Phyiscs

The Department of Physics has created an incentive program for the acquisition of third-party funds, with which it would like to support young scientists. The target groups are post-doctoral researchers without a permanent position, lecturers (“Akademischer Rat/Rätin”) and junior professors. The aim of the program is to encourage the acquisition of third-party funding at an early stage of the academic career and the associated further qualification.

The program itself consists of three funding measures, each of which can be granted exactly once. The grant recipients must be a member of the Department of Physics for the entire grant period, but applications can be submitted before they start working at TU Dortmund University. The application for funding is submitted to the dean, retroactive funding is not possible.

Preparation of a third-party funding proposal

Measure 1

  • Target group: Post-doctoral researchers without permanent position (TV-L employees), lecturers (“Akademischer Rat/Rätin”), junior professors (with/without tenure track, W1- salary)
  • Scope: One-time budget of 5,000 euros.
  • Purpose: The scope corresponds to about 2 WHF staff (5 hrs./week) for 6 months to carry out preliminary work, e.g. for literature research, taking measurement series, collecting statistics, carrying out simulations, etc. Another possibility is to cover travel expenses.
  • Provision: In case of preparation of a third-party funding application with a volume of at least 20,000 euros.
  • Requirements:
    • Support by a university lecturer/professor or junior research group leader.
    • Attendance of an application training, e.g. from the ZHB, or advice from the research support of TU Dortmund University during the preparation.
    •  Submission of a concise project outline.
  • Deadline: none
Support for the implementation of a project

Measure 2

  • Target group: Post-doctoral researchers without permanent position (TV-L employees), lecturers (“Akademischer Rat/Rätin”), junior professors (with/without tenure track, W1-salary
  • Scope:
    • Annual budget of 5,000 euros + at least 10% of the project funds spent in the previous year.
    • If funding for a doctoral position is obtained, permission is granted for independent qsupervision (first supervisor for doctoral studies).
  • Purpose: Coverage of costs for travel, consumables, publications, support staff, etc.
  • Provision: Upon successful acquisition of a third-party funded project with at least 0.5 FTE over three years or at least 100,000 euros, e.g. as part of a DFG research grant.
  • Requirements:
    • Support by a university lecturer/professor or junior research group leader.
    • Submission of the positively decided application.
  • Deadline: Until positive funding decision
Strengthening of junior research groups

Measure 3

  • Target group: Post-doctoral researchers without permanent position (TV-L employees), lecturers (“Akademischer Rat/Rätin”), junior professors (with/without tenure track, W1- salary
  • Scope:
    • Funding for one additional doctoral position over three years
    • Budget of at least 10% of the project funds spent in the previous year
    • Granting of permission for independent supervision (first supervisor doctorate)
  • Purpose: Support the project with an additional doctoral student position and to cover costs for mid-level laboratory equipment, co-funding of personnel, scientific computers, support staff, travel expenses, etc.
  • Provision: upon successful acquisition of an Emmy-Noether group, ERC grant, Heisenberg fellowship, participation in the NRW returnee program, or acceptance into similar programs.
  • Requirements:
    • Support by a university lecturer/professor.
    • Submission of the positively decided application.
  • Deadline: For employees of TU Dortmund University until positive funding decision. For persons who are not employed at the TU Dortmund during the preparation phase, this deadline does not apply.

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The campus of the Technical University of Dortmund is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerland line A45 crosses the Ruhr expressway B1/A40. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. The university is signposted at both exits.

The "Dortmund Universität" S-Bahn station is located directly on the North Campus. From there, the S-Bahn line S1 runs every 20 or 30 minutes to Dortmund main station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf main station via Bochum, Essen and Duisburg. In addition, the university can be reached by bus lines 445, 447 and 462. Timetable information can be found on the homepage of the Rhine-Ruhr transport association, and DSW21 also offer an interactive route network map.

 

 

One of the landmarks of the TU Dortmund is the H-Bahn. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via Campus South and Dortmund University S, while Line 2 commutes every 5 minutes between Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.

 

 

From Dortmund Airport, it takes just over 20 minutes to get to Dortmund Central Station by AirportExpress and from there to the university by S-Bahn. A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university's train station.

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The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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