This new European programme for young researchers is managed and funded by the scientific and research funding organisations under the umbrella of the European Union Research Organisations Heads of Research Councils (EUROHORCs).
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is responsible for the administration of the programme in Germany. The aim of the EURYI Awards is to effectively enable and encourage outstanding young researchers to work in one of the participating European countries in the programme for a five-year period. This is intended to support the career development of the next generation of leading researchers and at the same time to increase the attractiveness of the European Research Area on an international level for the long term.
A EURYI Award will give young researchers the opportunity to establish and lead an independent junior research group at a recognised European research institution. This new programme of excellence, which is committed to the idea of early scientific independence, is based upon the "Memorandum of Understanding", signed by 18 scientific organisations from 14 European countries in May 2003. The programme is open to researchers from all scientific disciplines and is directed towards researchers from anywhere in the world. Each award will last for a five-year period and will include the salary of the award holder and funding for an independent junior research group (including two or three staff positions for doctoral students or postdoctoral students), as well as funding for consumables, travel expenses, etc.
Applicants for a EURYI Award should have an excellent scientific track record. They should have distinguished themselves through outstanding research achievements and demonstrate the potent
Contact: Dr. Beate Scholz