Elite programme for postdocs

University-internal deadline for declaration of intent: February 17, 2020

With its Elite programme, the Baden-Württemberg Foundation supports excellent young scientists after completing their doctorate who are aiming for a career at the university (professorship) .

Precondition for an application is an independent and new research project. The call does not extend to the field of clinical medicine. Funding is limited to three years and extends to a maximum of € 150,000. Personnel, travel, material and investments are financed. The postdoc position itself may not be paid from the funds of the Elite programme.

University-internal selection

Ulm University is entitled to submit five applications to the Baden-Württemberg Foundation. The university-internal selection takes place in a two-stage process. We kindly ask all applicants to send a letter of intent to forschung(at)uni-ulm.de by February 17, 2020. The letter of intent must contain the following points:

  • project outline (half A4 page, Arial 11)
  • tabular CV
  • publication list
  • doctoral certificate
  • information on international mobilty
  • information on past and futire teaching activites 
  • third party funds raised so far
  • proof of the own position over the duration of the project

Without a letter of intent, incoming applications will not be considered.


Dr. Astrid Rau

Center for Research Strategy and Support
Helmholtzstr. 22
Room 1.48
89081 Ulm
Phone: +49 (0)731/50-25086
Fax: +49 (0)731/50-22096
Office hours: Monday - Thursday