Objective 4: Promoting Talent
The success of the Alliance will depend on the success of its partners in attracting, retaining, and supporting the most outstanding researchers at all career stages. To this end, the Alliance partners will jointly develop a joint integrated space for careers and recruitment. The partners will harmonize the environment for doctoral training by establishing a Berlin Graduate Studies Support program. Furthermore, the Alliance will focus on supporting and advancing Postdoctoral Careers Developments through Career Development Awards and Junior Research Groups. For the sake of promoting the most promising researchers, the Alliance will jointly finance well-endowed tenure-track professorships (W2). Berlin Recruitment Services will optimize recruitment standards and processes, take account of diversity and gender equality considerations and a jointly run Berlin Leadership Academy for advanced researchers and administrators will foster leadership.
Steering Committee: Prof. Dr. Klaus Hoffmann-Holland (Freie Universität Berlin), Prof. Dr. Peter A. Frensch (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Prof. Dr. Angela Ittel (Technische Universität Berlin), Prof. Dr. Duska Dragun (Charité).