Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Alfred Krabbe

Barbara Klett

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Keilig

Deputy SMO Director (Kalifornien)
Dr. rer. nat Bernhard Schulz

Standortleiter AFRC & SOFIA Teleskop Manager
Dipl.-Ing. Michael Hütwohl

Standortleiter ARC & und Facility Scientist
Dr. rer. nat. Jürgen Wolf

Technology Advisor
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Wagner

Bildungs- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
Dr. rer. nat. Dörte Mehlert

Deutsches SOFIA Institut
Pfaffenwaldring 29
70569 Stuttgart

Tel. +49 (0)711/685-62379
Fax +49 (0)711/685-63596

German SOFIA Postgraduate Conference Program

German SOFIA Postgraduate Conference Program

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) supports postgraduate students  to present their work based on SOFIA observations  at a conference of their choice.

DLR recognizes the importance for young scientists to participate to international conferences. Through this program, young scientists are helping DLR in achieving its goal to establish SOFIA as a renowned asset for the astronomical community. In return, they are given the opportunity to present their original research to an international audience, and are provided with networking opportunities that may prove invaluable in their future career.

To apply:

Additional Requirements & Information:

  • The data come either from the student’s SOFIA observations or from the SOFIA archive (link to archive https://dcs.arc.nasa.gov/)).
  • The subsidy is intended for conferences throughout the graduate studies up until 6 months after the thesis defense.
  • The conference can be selected by the student, but the selection must be approved by the supervisor.
  • The contribution to the conference can be either an oral or a poster presentation. The former is preferred.
  • The material intended for the conference contribution shall be already in preparation for peer review journals, or already accepted or published.
  • The student shall be the first author of this publication.
  • Only students affiliated with German universities or research institutes are eligible.
  • The subsidy covers the travel costs, conference fee, and accommodation up to 1500 € per student.
  • The reimbursement will occur after conference attendance.
  • The number of selected students for the GSPCP depends on available funds and may change from year to year.
  • Applications are considered throughout the year.
  • The application process will take approximately 3 months from date of submission.