Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - SALSA School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof



Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof (SALSA)

Call for Associated Doctoral Fellows (Call 10)



The School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof (SALSA) awards up to 10 fellowships to support the work of junior researchers who engage in research in the Analytical Sciences at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, also in collaboration with other universities as well as non-university research institutions. SALSA offers an ideal environment for multidisciplinary exchange between its members, the possibility to actively participate and co-organize the annual summer school “Make & Measure”, meetings (including virtual ones…) and lab trainings as parts of a structured curriculum, coaching, and consultation by peers and professionals.


Applicants must:

  • pursue their doctoral degree at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • plan to make a contribution to the area of advanced characterization of materials,
  • be in the starting phase of their project (admission less than 16 months ago)
  • already be receiving regular funding via a doctoral researcher position or a fellowship

The supported research includes, but is not limited to, projects that have spectroscopies, microscopies and imaging, spectrometry, structure characterization, electrochemistry, nanomaterials characterization, advanced data analysis or modeling of materials properties as important elements.


Fellowships conditions

The fellowship amounts to 5000 € per year for the duration of two years (10000 € total) and is intended to provide additional funding that can be used for:


  • the acquisition of consumables for the particular individual research project,
  • publication costs,
  • research and conference related travel costs, and
  • courses in transferrable skills.


Financial support of smaller lab equipment will also be possible through the SALSA Application Lab structure upon specific proposal/ request by the fellow.


Applications should be sent by email to as pdf-files (CV_lastname.pdf, motivation_lastname.pdf), consisting of

  1. Curriculum vitae, including list of publications if applicable (2 pages maximum)
  2. Description of doctoral research project, including an outline of how it relates to the topic of the call and to Analytical Sciences (1 page maximum)
  3. Previous transcripts of record, e.g., Bachelor and Master certificate (as scanned documents)
  4. A supporting letter by the current supervisor of the doctoral project, specifically indicating the importance of the project to the graduate school and to the field


Deadline and timeline:

Deadline for applications is May 23, 2021. Anticipated starting date is June 15, 2021.