CRC 1182 Young Investigator Award

The aim of the Young Investigator Award is to support on one hand the junior researchers of the CRC 1182 by providing them the possibility to develop their independent research project, on the other hand it is for the whole CRC 1182 the possibility to gain new scientific input and more connections within the research projects.

Once a year the CRC 1182 supports 2 junior researchers with each 15,000 €*.

Who can apply?

  • Junior researchers (PhD students and postdocs max. 8 years after having obtained the doctoral degree) of the CRC 1182 and associated junior researchers of the CRC 1182 (working with CRC 1182 PIs on CRC 1182 topics).

Research Proposal:

  • Should extend already existing CRC 1182 activities.
  • Must be interdisciplinary and bridging different CRC 1182 research areas.
  • Funding can be used in a flexible manner (consumables, travel, personal (student helpers))*.
  • Proposal template has to be used for the application.

Evaluation and Selection:

  • Evaluation by members of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).
  • Final decision by the Steering Committee members of the CRC 1182.
  • The Young-Investigator-Award will be awarded at the CRC 1182 retreat in May 2018.


Proposals can only be accepted if submitted as a single PDF file with a maximum of five pages to by April 15th, 2018.


* Funding can only be used for CRC 1182 related projects and won’t be transmitted directly to the awardee.




Martin T. Jahn (GEOMAR),

Project Title: Implications of the virome on marine sponge holobionts







Dr. Simon Güllert (CAU, Institute for General Microbiology)

Project Title: Investigation of small RNAs potentially involved in trans-kingdom communication between bacterial Buchnera endosymbionts and pea aphid host.