Additive Manufacturing in Construction
AMC TRR 277

TRR 277’s 7 Additional AMC Activities for Early Career Support Structures

1. Graduate schools and scientific supervision

For Doctoral and Postdoctoral researchers

  • Particular focus placed on selecting a high number of highly qualified female researchers
  • Minimum twelve female doctoral researchers and three female postdoctoral researchers or junior professors are assumed for the TRR 277

2. Cross-project and cross-location workshops

For postdoctoral researchers

  • Suitable female early career researchers within TRR 277 will be provided with targeted support on their way of becoming applicants in the 2nd funding period
  • Funds available in the third and fourth years of the 1st funding period to allow female researchers to work at suitable leading international institutions for up to three months

3. TRR 277 and international summer schools

For doctoral researchers

  • Research fellowships of three to six months will be offered in the fourth year to permit the researchers to collaborate in TRR 277 (work on specific and carry out preliminary research) even before the start of funding periods two and three

4. Bachelor’s and Master’s thesis support & workshops in secondary schools

For student researchers

  • Female student applicants are employed as student researchers in TRR 277 in order to cover the high cost of living in Germany during their master theses.
  • This will allow to recruit these graduates for the upcoming second funding period of TRR 277 in the third year

5. International conferences

For doctoral researchers

  • Female early career researchers of TRR 277 will be given the opportunity to gain further subject-specific qualifications to be prepared for roles with team-management responsibilities

6. Promotion of early scientific responsibility and autonomy / start-up funding

For Postdoctoral researchers and Professors

  • High visibility and “female role models” are important factors in attracting future early career researchers for positions in research and teaching
  • Proactively recruit female research allows to successfully integrate them in research connected to the TRR 277 projects
  • Funding of a total of two research and teaching fellowships of up to six months duration is requested through the ‘Mercator-Fellow’ module (50% female)

7. International research visits

For doctoral and postdoctoral researchers

  • Flexible childcare options will be offered during official events of the proposed TRR 277 project, as well as during work meetings, summer school and conference visits of the researchers
  • Funding will be made available for measures such as parent–child offices or home working stations, including any required insurance.

Responsible “Head of early career”

Head of early career

is head of the institute of building materials, concrete construction and fire protection, division of building materials. He will advise the scientific staff executing their work under consideration of the formulated project aims. He is responsible for the coordination and quality control of all work of iBMB.

Institute of Building Materials, Concrete Construction and Fire Safety

d.lowke@ibmb.tu-bs.de