Postdoc UNIKAT Fellowship funded by the B. Braun Melsungen AG

The University of Kassel offers a Postdoc UNIKAT Fellowship funded through the B. Braun Melsungen AG for outstanding application-oriented research at the University of Kassel to devise new types of societal applications. The Postdoc UNIKAT Fellowship offers the possibility for applied research and development to devise new types of societal applications on the basis of the applicant's own research findings. This can be technical, social, ecological or even cultural innovations that are transferred into innovative concepts for products, services, organisations or business, for example. The results should be the basis for start-ups, marketing activities or cooperations with companies or organisations.

Target group

Postdocs of the University of Kassel who received their doctorates a maximum of 24 months ago, as well as doctoral candidates who have submitted their thesis at the doctoral office. At the time of starting the position 1 April 2020, the dissertation must already have been defended and the oral examination passed.

Scope and term of the Postdoc UNIKAT Fellowship

The Postdoc UNIKAT Fellowship includes a full-time position EG 13 TV-H for the time period of twelve months, as well as non-monetary resources in the onetime amount of 5,000 euros. The position is to be filled starting on 01/04/2020.

Selection procedure

A board of trustees with representatives of the faculty, the Universitätsgesellschaft e.V. (University Society) and the B. Braun Melsungen AG decide on the awarding of the fellowship according to quality and prospects of success. This board of trustees will acquire external assessments from the practice to support its decision.

Application Documents

The application should be sent in electronic form per email to: . The following documents should be included with the nomination in German or English (PDF file):

  • The online registration form available at
  • A brief letter of motivation with career plans and perspectives (max. one page)
  • A generally understandable summary of the research project (max. one page)
  • A project sketch, including a work plan and schedule (total of max. eight pages), business plan (min. one page, refer to counselling appointment at UNIKAT Gründungsberatung)
  • Letter of recommendation by a professor of the University of Kassel (mentor) with the agreement to supervise and support, including the agreement to use the necessary infrastructure of the specialist field for the research (It is assumed that there will be an intensive supervision of the work if the UNIKAT Fellowship is authorised and confirmed through the letter of support by the mentor.)
  • Personal data sheet
  • The university transcripts and one copy of the doctoral certificate
  • For persons who have not yet received their doctorate: Certification of the submittance of the thesis at the doctoral office of the University of Kassel

Reporting Obligation

With the receipt of the funding, the fellows commit to submit the current status of the work and/or its results to the B. Braun Melsungen AG upon conclusion of the funding period, as well as participating in the public relations work for the Otto-Braun Fund.

deadline for applications 30 November 2020

Statutory framework

Agreement between the B. Braun Melsungen AG and the University of Kassel
for the funding of young academic and artistic talent at the University of Kassel in the form of the Otto-Braun Fund of 10 July 2019.