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Photo: Universität Paderborn - Adelheid Rutenburges

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Early-career researcher at the lab

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Early-career researchers at UPB

Photo: Besim Mazhiqi

Jenny Aloni Center for Early-Career Researchers

Welcome to the Jenny Aloni Center!

As the central umbrella organisation for Paderborn University doctoral candidates, postdocs and junior professors, the Jenny Aloni Center provides target group-specific information, training and qualification opportunities and advisory services.

Together with the university’s faculty graduate centers, we provide you with the best possible support on your path to a career in academia, industry or society.


NEW: Event series "Career Spotlights" starts on 29.11.2022

With the new event series "Career Spotlights", the Jenny Aloni Centers would like to support you as doctoral students and postdocs in your career orientation. Learn interesting facts about career paths after the PhD and get to know scientists* who talk about their experiences and career steps.

→ Information on the first event on November 29 and registration can be found here.

Further event information and announcements

External events

The Hour of the HAWs: Professorships at Universities of Applied Sciences (for Scientists, language German)

GAIN Online Workshop
"In the next few years, thousands of professorships at universities of applied sciences will become available. In this workshop, we will show you what prerequisites you should have and what kinds of support and ways there are to become eligible for appointment." The target group is scientists from the GAIN network and other interested parties (also in Germany).

Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 6:00pm-7:00pm CET (12pm-1pm ET).
Registration until 3.12.

Further information >>


Keynote, Panel Discussion, Networking: What role does gender play in the qualification phases? (for graduate students and all interested, in German)

The themed afternoon will kick off with a presentation by Dr. Anush Köppert from the DFG on equal opportunities in qualification phases. Information on the lecture can be accessed here in advance. This will be followed by a panel discussion on the topic "Dr*in - What role does gender (still?) play in qualification phases". Invited speakers are: Antje Langer, Dipl. Päd. Irmgard Pilgrim, Birgitt Riegraf, Ingrid Scharlau and Julia Steinhausen. Anda-Lisa Harmening and Claudia Mahs will be the moderators.

Starting at 7:00 p.m., the Graduate Forum KW will offer a regulars' table on the above topic, during which further informal discussions on the role of gender in qualification phases and other topics can be held.

Please register at: gradz(at)kw.uni-paderborn(dot)de


Research in Europe: National and European Research Funding (for Junior Researchers) [18.10.2022]

Information day for junior researchers on (individual) funding opportunities for a national and international career in science (academic and non-academic) organised by the European Liaison Office of the German Research Organizations (KoWi) and the University of Siegen. Those interested in doctoral studies, doctoral candidates, postdocs, and professors, who would like to obtain information for their own Junior Researchers, are cordially invited to participate.

Date: 10 November 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., University of Siegen

Further information >>


Prospects: Virtual lecture series on DFG funding opportunities for scientific careers

Throughout the year, the DFG presents its various funding opportunities for scientists in the early stages of their careers in the series 'Prospects'.
The next dates are:

  • 13/12/2022: Walter Benjamin-Programm (in German)
  • 09/01/2023: DFG Funding Opportunities for Postdocs (in English)
  • 15/03/2023: Emmy Noether-Programm (in German)
  • 03/05/2023: DFG-Förderangebote für wissenschaftliche Karrieren (in German)
  • 23/05/2023: Walter Benjamin Programme (in English)
  • 05/06/2023: Heisenberg-Programm (in German)
  • 21/09/2023: DFG Funding Opportunities for Postdocs (in English)
  • 25/09/2023: Emmy Noether Programme (in English)
  • 10/11/2023: Walter Benjamin-Programm (in German)
  • 12/12/2023: DFG-Förderangebote für wissenschaftliche Karrieren (in German)

Further Information >>

Calls for tenders and proposals

Deutscher Studienpreis (Körber-Stiftung) [31.10.2022]

With the German Dissertation Award the Körber-Stiftung honors the best doctoral graduates from all disciplines. What counts most is the social significance of the research: young scientists are encouraged to highlight the social value of their own scientific achievements and to engage in a public debate about them.
To apply, the oral exam must have taken place between January 1 and December 31, 2022. The application portal closes at 11:59 p.m. on March 1, 2023. The application process is in German. Abstract and Essay have to be submitted in German language.

Further information >>

Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) [09/2022]

The Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship enables postdocs (up to 12 years after their doctorate) to spend a research stay of 6-24 months with members of the Humboldt Network abroad. Extensive benefits are also provided for any accompanying family. An online information event will be held on 25/10/22 from 14:00 to 15:30.
Further information >>


International Postdoctoral Fellowship [09/2022]

The fellowship (2 years plus one additional year if necessary) supports young scientists in the final phase of their dissertation who want to go to a university in Israel as a postdoc. Applicants need an academic sponsor at a university in Israel.

The Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellowship will open online applications for the 2023-24 academic year on September 1, 2022. Applications must be submitted by November 15, 2022. The fellowship – now open to applicants from around the globe – offers funding of approximately EUR 58,000 (ILS 188,000) for 24 postdocs per year. Azrieli Postdoctoral Fellows can conduct research in any academic discipline at eligible institutions in Israel.
Further Informationen >>

Articles worth a read

Forschung und Lehre - Recht
Wann zitiert und verwiesen werden muss - Nachweispflicht von Promovierende in Dissertationen
Zum Artikel >>

Nature Career Feature:
How hybrid working took hold in science
Full article >>

Nature Career Guide:
How to tell a compelling story in scientific presentations
Full article >>

Forschung & Lehre - Wissenschaftliche Karriere:
Wie soziale Klugheit die Karriere prägt
Zum Artikel >>


Dr. Alexandra Wiebke (currently on parental leave)
Manager Jenny Aloni Center

phone: +49 5251 60-3353
office: O4.155



Kate Konkol, M. A.
Academic Consultant for Junior Researchers

phone: +49 5251 60-3353
office: O4.155

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