The Returning Scientists Programme will open the door for you to set up and lead an independent junior research team at a university in NRW.  You will receive a personal financial commitment of up to 1.25 million euros for a period of five years and enter into negotiations with universities of your choice.

Programme to promote the return of highly qualified young researchers from abroad

You are currently conducting research abroad and have thought about returning to Germany?  You have already achieved results and are now keen to take your career to the next level?  Why not come to North Rhine-Westphalia under the state government’s Returning Scientists Scheme?

CALL 2020:
This year's call is all about battery research. North Rhine-Westphalia, already home to a number of leading institutions in this field, aims to expand this position and become an international centre of excellence.

You will be able to establish your team of junior researchers at the university that offers you the best outlook, perhaps even beyond the duration of the funding period.  A total of six talented young people can be funded this year.


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