Documents ProTrainU

  • Start up funding (Anschubfinanzierung) A + B for young scientists from Ulm University.

    Ausschreibungstext A and Ausschreibungstext B (German)/Tender Text (English) mit Rahmenbedindungen/Eligibility and conditions

    Documents for your application (Antrag auf Anschubfinanzierung) can be found here as pdf in German or Englisch and as word in German or Englisch. They are the same for both programmes.

    You can apply in either English or German, but please use one language for your whole application.
    Next Deadline Programme A: Programme will start in autumn 2020

    Next Deadline Programme B: September 15th, 2020.

    Abschlussbericht/Final report

  • Mobility Programme

    Rahmenbedingungen Mobility/Eligibility and conditions

    Application forms for our Mobility Programme can be found here as pdf and word.

    Please note, there is no application deadline, but we grant the money on a first come - first served principle.

  • Rules of Procedure/Satzung ProTrainU/Mission

    The rules of procedure of ProTrainU (Satzung Nachwuchsakademie ProTrainU) were agreed upon and came into operation in winter 2017 and were altered in January 2020 (decision in Senate, 15th January 2020). They form the basis of our work at ProTrainU.

    The mission of the Graduate and Professional Training Center Ulm (ProTrainU) is to provide a framework for training and advice of early career researchers of all faculties such as PhD students, postdocs and group leaders according to excellent international  standards. Training will be transdisciplinary on an international background and is based on a proven scientific excellence gained through third party  funding of collaborative research networks (e. g. through the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments, DFG, BMBF, state of Baden-Württemberg, EU).

    ProTrainU supports young researchers throughout their qualification phases with scientific and key competence training as well as measures for internationalization, career orientation, individual coaching /advice and networking. The self-reliance and independence of early career researchers is strengthened during their preparation for a career in academia, industry or the non-profit sector. Young researchers will be enabled to make a well-qualified decision with respect to their future career. By this, ProTainU will also contribute to developing transparent and structured career paths.

















  • Doctoral Regulations/Promotionsordnungen

External advice, coaching and mentoring

  • External advice and training for young scientists

    Deutscher Hochschulverband DHV

    Zentrum für Wissenschaftsmanagement Speyer ZWM

    Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung CHE



  • Mentoring and advice for female scientists

    MuT Mentoring and Training, c/o Lakog Stuttgart
    Courses and mentoring tandems are offered (usually in German).

    Lakog - Landeskonferenz der Gleichstellungsbeauftragten an wissenschaftlichen Hochschulen in Baden-Württemberg

    Lakof - Landeskonferenz der Gleichstellungsbeauftragten an Hochschulen für angewandte Wissenschaften in Baden-Württemberg

  • Networks for the promotion of young researchers

    Ulm University is member of UniWiND, the German University Association of Advanced Graduate Training (UniWiND/GUAT). Members of this association declared the promotion of young researchers as their focus area. They aim at high standards in training for doctoral candidates and young academic professionals in order to foster their careers inside and outside academia. The network facilitates cross-university exchange of good practices on issues of common concern related to opportunities, challenges and reforms of graduate education. For more information about UniWiND, see:

    ProTrainU actively cooperates within Qualitätszirkel Promotion QZP, an informal working group which is dedicated to exchange between universities and their graduate centres to enhance doctoral education and career development of postdocs. Read more:
    Here, you can find short guidelines edited by QZP which help to prepare and structure your docorate - in Englisch and German, for doctoral candidates and for supervisors: