Call for applications in the 2019 Helmholtz – OCPC Postdoc Program

The Helmholtz Association has agreed on a joint funding program for Chinese postdocs with the Chinese Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MoHRSS). The program aims to strengthen the scientific cooperation of Helmholtz Centers with Chinese partner institutions. It is jointly administrated with OCPC (Office of China Postdoc Council), a sub-department of the MoHRSS, and is initially scheduled for five years (2017-2021).

The program enables the participating Helmholtz Centers to host a total of 50 Chinese postdocs every year within projects they are implementing or intend to pursue with partner institutions in China. Currently eight Helmholtz Centers participate in the program: DESY, FZJ, GFZ, GSI, HZB, HZI, HMGU, KIT.

The young scientists will receive a scholarship and will be able to carry out research work at a Helmholtz Center for up to two years. After their research stay in Germany, it is envisaged that they will return to their home institute and continue to participate in Helmholtz collaboration projects. Please download this document for more information on the current call (deadline: 25 April 2020).

Since 2019, OCPC also offers fellowships to send interested researchers to China for a two-year stay. For more information on this new "outgoing" program, please refer to the document available below.

March 15, 2019



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