Photo of a discussion situation between young researchers in the laboratory
© WWU/Erk Wibberg

Careers in motion!

Research funding & academic careers

From the exchange of knowledge to project funding, from master’s degree to professorship: our network provides researchers at all stages of their careers with tailored support while they carry out excellent research and pursue their individual career paths.

  • Your opportunities

    Study programmes & PhD programmes

    Project funding

    • Pilot projects
      Funding for interdisciplinary research projects carried out by PhD students and postdocs

    Mobility in Germany and abroad


    Career networks

    Research infrastructure


  • Major focuses of our funding & career programmes

    • Interdisciplinary research: project funding, research-oriented training programmes, networks and series of events – these programmes offer opportunities not only for putting into practice innovative research ideas in the field of cell dynamics and imaging, but also for acquiring interdisciplinary skills and broadening your horizons. One important aspect in our field is to link scientific and clinical perspectives with one another and thus facilitate the transfer of basic research results to clinical applications.
    • International research: Excellent research needs the best minds from all over the world, as well as a lively exchange of knowledge – reaching across geographical and cultural boundaries. We enable junior researchers to undertake external research stays both in Germany and abroad – and promising students come to Münster to begin their careers in our international graduate programme. Internationally renowned researchers are our regular guests as speakers, cooperation partners or advisers.
    • Equal opportunities: In all our activities we consciously take into account aspects which make it easier for researchers to combine having a career and a family. Also in our concepts, we particularly incorporate support for the career development of junior women researchers, as women are still underrepresented in leading positions in the academic world.