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ML4Q Fellowships

Fostering independence

An important mission of ML4Q is to provide early career stage researchers in the quantum science and technology field (both experimentalists & theorists) with excellent work environment, space for developing own research ideas and training opportunities. The ML4Q Fellowship program is one of the measures to fulfil this mission.

Excellent postdoctoral researchers who would like to contribute to the scientific goals of the cluster and foster their academic career can receive a fellowship and space in one of the ML4Q groups in Aachen, Bonn, Cologne, Düsseldorf or Jülich.

Each year up to two ML4Q Fellows, identified by a selection committee, will be granted funding to cover their position for 2 years, consumables as well as travel costs. In addition, fellows can profit from various training offers and a mentoring program.

How to apply

ML4Q Fellows will have completed their PhD studies normally not longer than 4 years ago. Interested candidates are expected to identify and confirm a potential host group prior to their application. Please note that current or former members of ML4Q groups are not eligible to apply.

Applications including documents listed below should be submitted to the ML4Q office per e-mail by March 12th 2024.

  • Research statement (max. 3 pages)
  • Statement outlining connections to the cluster (max. 0,5 page)
  • CV without a photo (max. 1 page)
  • List of 3 most important publications with a statement about the applicant’s contribution
  • Contact details of two referees
  • Brief statement of commitment by the potential host group