The 16 junior scientists are to receive a salary corresponding to BAT 1a of Germany's statutory salary scale as well as extensive support for setting up a study group of their own at a research institution in Germany. This phase of independent research is to serve to qualify them for a professorship.
The new programme is a special variety of the Emmy Noether Programme, which was set up in 1999 to enable junior scientists and scholars to attain academic independence soon after finishing their PhD. In order to meet the requirements of the young computer scientists, the so-called first phase of the Emmy Noether Programme, a two-year research visit abroad, has been omitted from the programme. In changing this aspect of the programme, the DFG has taken the fact into account that many computer scientists already work in another country while doing their doctorate. In addition, the age limit, which is set at 32 years for the second phase of the Emmy Noether Programme, has been raised to 35 years. This increase provides an opportunity to encourage particularly qualified computer scientists from abroad or from industry to return to German research.
The junior scientists were selected from a total of just under 80 applicants in a procedure comprising several phases. Thirty-four shortlisted applicants were invited to a meeting of reviewers where they presen
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