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Career Exploration Scholarship

Junior Scientists Tandems (JST)

Call for applications is open! Please send your application (at least 6 weeks before the planned start of the scholarship) in English in one pdf file to Beatrice Breuer or Sabine Baumgartner at jst@atsaf.de. If you have any questions or need help with the application procedure, please do not hesitate to contact us at jst@atsaf.de.


Get to know your job before you do it!

The "Junior Scientists Tandems (JST)" program gives junior scientists with a BSc degree or higher the opportunity to get hands-on experience in research for development in collaborative projects between CGIAR centers and German research institutions.

JST supports junior scientists affiliated to a German universities for a 6 months internship at a CGIAR center. At the same time, it supports junior scientists from partner countries (as per OECD DAC list) for a 6 months internship at a German research institution.

The aim of the JST is to inspire young people for development-oriented agricultural research, to qualify them in this field in an internationally competitive manner and rejuvenate and expand the corresponding professional networks.


ATSAF supports junior scientists with:


In order to be eligible for support, junior scientists must fulfill the following requirements:

If you have any questions or need help with the application procedure, please contact Beatrice Breuer or Sabine Baumgartner at jst@atsaf.de

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