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Research grant Fraunhofer Attract, 1st Round, 2019

Deadline: 9 April 2019


The »Fraunhofer Attract« grant is the excellence stipend programme of Fraunhofer. »Fraunhofer Attract« invites outstanding researchers to develop their ideas towards innovations at Fraunhofer.

An idea becomes an innovation if it comes to use. The grant »Fraunhofer Attract« offers outstanding external scientists the opportunity to develop their ideas towards an actual application within an optimally equipped Fraunhofer institute operating close to the market.

The scientist will be offered a budget of 2.5 Million euro over 5 years to lead a group of 3-5 co-workers.

The program aims at external scientists: researchers may not be in the employ of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft at the time of application. Employment by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft at an earlier point poses no general problem. As Attract groups are integrated – in terms of scientific direction, organization and location – within a specific Fraunhofer Institute, applications must be made jointly by the Institute Director and the scientist.

The ideal candidate has a high level of scientific curiosity and, at the same time, has a firm grasp of traditional leadership and management skills. This is necessary because great importance is placed on tasks relating to business administration, HR management, acquisitions and marketing. The group leader’s main objective will eventually be to transfer an idea into a R&D productsuitable for marketing.

Essential target groups are:

  • Excellent external scientists with innovative ideas (at least PhD or equivalent experience, preferably postdoctoral experience)
  • Application-oriented researchers from industry and business
  • Researchers with entrepreneurial ambitions

Applicants are mostly outstanding junior researchers who have received their PhD or are currently pursuing a postdoctoral career.

Next deadline (1st round 2019): 9 April 2019

[Boletín SIUN 425, 14 de febrero de 2019]

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