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DIGS-BB Awards & Career Development

DIGS-BB Fellow Award

The DIGS-BB Fellow Award honors outstanding achievements of DIGS-BB PhD students after the 1st year of thesis. The award is granted on a competitive basis and requires the nomination of the PhD student by the TAC. It includes a predoctoral position intended for the duration of the thesis and thus up to 4 years after starting the thesis as a maximum.

DIGS-BB Travel Award

The DIGS-BB travel award supports the presentation (poster or talk) of outstanding work by PhD students at scientific conferences. All DIGS-BB PhD students who have completed their first year of thesis are eligible to apply. The award is intended to cover expenses relating to travel, accommodation and conference registration. Financial support is awarded on a competitive basis.

DIGS-BB Training Award

The aim of the DIGS-BB Training award is to support further training of PhD students in areas relevant to their work through participation in international training workshops, courses, winter, spring or summer schools. All DIGS-BB PhD students at any stage of their PhD are eligible to apply. Financial support is awarded on a competitive basis.

Annual Career Symposium

The Annual Career Symposium or Career Day is an event entirely organized by our graduate students and focuses on career opportunities outside of academia.

Fantastic speakers, some of whom are alumni of our PhD program, are invited to give insight on how they transitioned from a PhD/postdoc position in academic research to their current position outside of academia, introducing their unique backgrounds and providing advice to our young researcher looking to pursue careers beyond and including the academic path.

Check out the program of the upcoming Career Day.