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About the Freiburg Rising Stars Academy

The Freiburg Rising Stars Academy is funded by the Research in Germany Initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). It is a prize-winning project of in the International Research Marketing Ideas Competition, conducted by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Goals and Benefits

The Freiburg Rising Stars Academy was established in 2020 to bring together highly talented early career researchers with top-level scientists within the strongest disciplines of the University of Freiburg.

The goals of these collaborations are as diverse as science itself: international exchange, building networks, joint publications and external funding proposals, sharing ideas among the best of their fields. Most importantly, however, the Freiburg Rising Stars Academy is a door opener for the next career steps of researchers in early stages of their careers at the University of Freiburg. It is a talent pool the University of Freiburg will recruit their best scientists from. We create sustainable networks and connections from which everyone can benefit for years to come: through professional exchange, but also, in the ideal case, through real jobs.

The Class of 2021/2022 at the Freiburg Rising Stars Academy

Together with scientists from the Profile Fields “Biological Signalling Studies” and “Functional and Bioinspired Materials”, we invite applications for admission to the Freiburg Rising Stars Academy for the first time in 2021.

Important elements of those Profile Fields are e.g. the Clusters of Excellence CIBSS – Centre for Integrative Biological Signalling Studies, BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies and Living, Adaptive and Energy-autonomous Materials Systems (livMatS).

We are looking for highly qualified PhD Candidates, PostDocs and other early career researchers from the fields of Materials Science, Chemistry, Biology, Genetics, Informatics, Physics, Engineering, Microscopy, Medicine, and numerous related interdisciplinary fields.

Our Time Table for 2021/2022 provides more details on what awaits applicants and future Rising Stars.