ORGANISATION NAMEStiftung Charité
RESEARCH FIELDNatural sciences
CAREER STAGERecognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)Established Researcher (R3) (Researchers who have developed a level of independence)
The Humboldt Research Fellowships at BIH are aimed at recruiting scientists working abroad in the life sciences for guest stays at the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH), and its partners, the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC). The Humboldt Research Fellowships address either young (doctorate completed within the last four years) or already established early career scientists (doctorate completed within the last four to twelve years). Funding is to enable the Humboldt Research Fellows to conduct a long-term research project of their own choice at BIH.
The overarching funding objective is to strengthen BIH and the area of research it shares with Charité and MDC in certain research areas by specially providing qualified early career scientists and to support the internationalization of the life sciences and medical research in Berlin.
What is funded
- a grant totaling 3,150 euro per month for experienced researchers or totaling 2,650 per month for postdoctoral researchers and
- additional benefits (travel allowances, language studies, supplements for accompanying next of kin, a supplement for accompanying children for single parents, additional extension of the research grant if childcare is necessary, allowances for research costs, Europe supplement, extensive alumni support).
Humboldt Research Fellowships at BIH for Experienced Researchers
A guest stay lasting 6 to 18 months can be supported. The guest stay can be broken down into three stays lasting at least three months each within a total of three years.
Humboldt Research Fellowships at BIH for Postdoctoral Researchers
A continuous stay totaling 6 to 24 months can be funded.
Humboldt Research Fellowships at BIH for Experienced Researchers can be applied for by exceptionally qualified individuals with a distinct academic profile who completed their doctorate not more than twelve years ago.
Humboldt Research Fellowships at BIH for Postdoctoral Researchers can be applied for by exceptionally qualified individuals who are at the beginning of their academic career and completed their doctorate not more than four years ago.
Applications can generally be submitted by scientists working abroad or having been in Germany for less than six months at the time of submitting the application and having previously worked abroad. Scientists of German citizenship are eligible for application if they have predominantly lived and worked abroad for at least the last five years.
Eligible for hosting the applying scientist in Berlin are all BIH members which means that the host must be either a full-time professor at Charité or a leading scientist at MDC. A stay with a further host outside BIH is possible provided that the research stay as a whole focuses on BIH and its partner organizations.
BIH or the host at Charité or MDC assists the scientists in submitting their application.
The responsibility for the funding offers published on this website, including the funding description, lies entirely with the publishing institutions. The application is handled uniquely by the employer, who is also fully responsible for the recruitment and selection processes.