The Helmholtz Association of German research centres has issued €300,000 each to 19 postdoctoral scientists to help them enter research careers.
The funding is part of the association’s mentoring programme for early-career scientists, some of whom have done their PhDs abroad. It should enable them to establish research groups and access facilities over a 3-year period, Helmholtz said.
“Without the work of young scientists there would be no progress in research and technology,” said Jürgen Mlynek, the association’s president. “That’s why it is important to put these researchers into a situation where they can develop most efficiently.”