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International Call for Applications closed now!


Our Mission

The International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes is at the center of cutting-edge scientific research at the Helmholtz Diabetes Center and its partner institution, the Alberta Diabetes Institute. PhD students engage in international and innovative research projects that enable new approaches encompassing molecular research and translational application. Read more...

International Call 2022

You are interested in cutting edge diabetes research in an outstanding scientific and international environment?


The International Call of Helmholtz Diabetes Center is closed now.

Stay tuned on the upcoming procedure and how to apply in our application directory. Please also check the application schedule 2022. The current projects for application can be found here.


The International Call for Applications of Alberta Diabetes Institute is closed.



Call for Applications 2022 from August 19th- October 8th, 2021

The International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes opens a new application call for 2022, from August 19th - October 8th, 2021.


Open Call for HRD PhD program at Alberta Diabetes Institute, Canada

The 2021 ADI / HRD Graduate Studentship Award competition is now accepting applications.



HRD Course in Diabetes Research

The two days HRD Course in Diabetes Research on 14th and 15th of April was a great success! 18 group leaders from the Helmholtz Diabetes Center in...


HRD Grant Writing Challenge

Congratulations to the winners of the HRD Grant Writing Challenge! Sara Bilekova and Johanna Siehler won 6000€ for their research proposal!


HRD Interview Symposium 8th-10th of March 2021

This year's HRD Interview Symposium took place virtually from the 8th - 10th of March 2021. We received over 150 applications for our HRD 2021...

International Helmholtz Research School for Diabetes


Why you want to join!

  • Excellent scientific training and state-of-the-art technology platforms at the Helmholtz Diabetes Center and the Alberta Diabetes Institute - two of the world’s leading institutions in Diabetes research
  • Innovative projects linking our understanding of mechanisms underlying diabetes to the development of new approaches in prevention, diagnosis and treatment
  • International research groups and research exchanges between the two centers
  • Scientific networking at international conferences and within the great community of diabetes researchers
  • Translational training - from bench to bedside
  • Interactive guidance and a clear mentoring structure
  • Individual career development and support
  • Professional training in management, leadership and communication
  • Employment contracts from the Helmholtz Zentrum München and a doctorate from either the Technical University Munich, the Ludwig-Maximilians-University or the University of Alberta

... and last but not least: Munich and Edmonton, beautiful cities to live in!