POLiS Award of Excellence for Female Researchers



We invite applications from candidates at their early to mid-career stage with an outstanding record of scientific achievements related to the topics of the Cluster on new battery materials and technology concepts based on sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, aluminum and chloride ions to improve energy storage, safety, and cost-effectiveness for stationary and mobile electrochemical storage. The application and all submitted documents must be in English. POLiS members and affiliates are excluded. Application deadline was May 1st, 2022. The award will be announced again next year. Applicants are asked to upload the following documents:

  • Formal application letter
  • CV including scientific achievements
  • Two-page description of planned joint research during the stay at POLiS
  • Publication list (incl. five most relevant publications as pdf files)
  • Two recommendation letters

Selection Process

The candidates will be evaluated with respect to following selection criteria:

  1.  Significance of research in the research areas of post-lithium energy storage
  2.  Publications or patents, awards
  3.  Potential for future collaborations in the POLiS Cluster
  4.  Role model function of the candidate with regard to pursuing her own career development

An award selection committee consisting of a POLiS Presiding Spokesperson, one Leader of each POLiS Research Unit, and members of the Equal Opportunity committee will evaluate all criteria in relation to the scientific career level.

For questions please contact apl. Prof. Dr. Christine Kranz (christine.kranz@uni-ulm.de, +49 (0)731 50 22749)

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