Criteria "Young Scientists"

TU-Nachwuchsring - We promote young scientists!

The offers of the TU-Nachwuchsring are addressed to all young scientists of the RPTU in Kaiserslautern who fulfill the general criteria of a young scientist listed on this page.

In addition, further specifications apply in the individual funding lines, which can be found in the respective calls for proposals.

General criteria for the use of the offers of the TU-Nachwuchsring by the young scientists of the RPTU

The offers of the TU-Nachwuchsring are primarily aimed at young scientists of the RPTU.

According to the definition of the TU-Nachwuchsring, these are:

  • All doctoral candidates who are officially registered as doctoral candidates at RPTU.

  • Junior professors or tenure-track professors of the RPTU


  • ...up to and including 6 years1 after graduation2:

    • Persons holding a doctorate (e.g. in research and teaching, but also other career paths) working at RPTU (employees and scholarship holders)

  • ...from 6 years after graduation (PhD):

    • Junior research group leaders, habilitation candidates and similar (see definition BuWin: R3), who conduct research at the RPTU but are not in a permanent employment relationship.


1 considering periods outside of university, e.g. parental leave and industrial experience

2 Equivalent qualifications may apply to individual disciplines (e.g. architecture)..

If you are not sure if these criteria are applicable to your own career path or if you are eligible for a particular funding line, we will be happy to advise you!