AWI Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) – Junior Research Groups in Polar and Marine Research

Call for Expression of Interest – Young Investigators in Polar and Marine Research: The Alfred Wegener Institute seeks Expressions of Interest from outstanding young investigators up to 6 years post-PhD, to apply for an elite 6-year Helmholtz Association Junior Research group (…/helmholtz_young_investigators_g…/) hosted at the AWI, one of the world´s foremost oceanographic institutes. Funding is on the order of €300,000 per year for six years, with access to further substantial research infrastructure negotiated through collaboration at the AWI.

The initial selection of candidates (deadline 10 March 2017) will be based on the following

Selection Criteria:

1. Scientific excellence (Project Description)

2. Candidate´s Excellence (CV)

3. Compatibility with AWI´s Program Oriented Funding (POF) (

Please send 2-page project summary / letter of intent, and a full CV, to by 10 March 2017. Shortlisted candidates will be requested to present their proposal to the AWI Scientific Council during the second half of March 2017. Up to 6 candidate Helmholtz Junior Research Group applicants can be supported from AWI each year.

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