With the Delbrück Fellowship scheme the MDC allows promising young scientists to carry out their own independent research. Delbrück Fellows have already demonstrated that they are capable of conducting high quality research. Fellows are associated with MDC host research groups and this allows them to receive lab space, infrastructure, and a research budget. The host research group guarantees the Fellow's independence in terms of research topic and Fellows may publish as senior author. In addition to this MDC support, Delbrück Fellows are expected to apply for external funding sources. Fellowships are typically granted for between three and five years.
Current award holders
(BIH Delbrück Fellow)
Cécile Vogt Programme
With the Cécile Vogt Programme the MDC intends to promote the scientific careers of women and enhance the number of successful female candidates in high-ranking positions. With the help of this programme, an early step into independence as well the visibility of female scientists' achievements is anticipated. The Cécile Vogt Programme is directed to attract internal as well as external scientists who have completed their PhD. Funding through the programme can be applied for an initial four years with the option to prolong the project for another two years on written application. Financing includes the salary of the Fellow and a budget for consumables. The postdoc needs the support of a senior group leader at the MDC. It is expected that the group leader will show commitment to the Fellow and her project for the whole duration of funding. The Fellow's research topic is independent from the host group leader's research and she will be allowed to publish as senior author.