05/08/2019

Post-doc fellowships in all research fields at the the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies in Germany

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Tags: Advanced studies | Germany | Post-doc | Fellowship


The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies is offering Individual FCFP fellowships for the academic year 2020/21:

  • Junior fellowships 
    • Who? completed PhD + one to six years of post-doctoral experience
    • What? 12-month fellowships between September 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021
  • Senior fellowships
    • Who? completed PhD + a minimum of six years of post-doctoral experience or a tenured professorship or equivalent permanent position
    • What? 3 to 10-month fellowships between September 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021

Up to 25 FCFP fellowships are available to researchers regardless of their nationality and field of research.

Fellowships of 3 to 10 months in the Senior scheme and of 12 months in the Junior scheme may be applied for. They will allow researchers to conduct their own research projects. FRIAS offers the opportunity for FCFP Junior Fellows to prolong the fellowship for up to three months for secondments in and collaboration with non-academic partner institutions in Freiburg and the region. Junior Fellows must apply for this option eight months into their fellowship.

In general, all fellowships will be awarded to individuals with challenging and innovative research projects of top academic quality through a highly competitive, strictly merit-based selection process (Expected success rate: ~20% of eligible applications). The all-important selection criteria are the academic excellence of both the applicant and the project proposal. Personal qualifications with regard to experience and capability to conduct the research project will also be taken into account during the evaluation of the applications.

Applications are welcome from all disciplines that can be supported at the University of Freiburg. Applicants are encouraged to learn about the University of Freiburg’s profile of particular research strengths (www.uni-freiburg.de/forschung-en).

Successful applicants will become FRIAS fellows with all the corresponding rights and obligations for the requested funding period. Fellows without a work contract at their home institution will obtain an internationally attractive salary (Junior: ca. 4.600 € per month pre-tax; Senior: W3-equivalent professorial salary, ca. 7.000 € per month pre-tax). Senior fellows who stay on paid leave of absence from their home institution during the time of the fellowship will receive an additional contract as a guest professor at the University of Freiburg (ca. 3.050 € per month pre-tax) to compensate them for the extra costs of their stay in Freiburg. Fellows accompanied by at least one child receive an additional monthly family allowance of 250 €. Each fellow will receive a research cost contribution (theoretical sciences: up to 450 € per month, experimental sciences: up to 1.050 € per month). All fellows will have at their disposal a budget for individual training, a travel allowance to cover the costs of the inbound and outbound journey and a mobility allowance to cover relocation costs.

Career guidance is offered to each Junior Fellow. Since one of the aims of FRIAS is to foster cross-disciplinary communication, full-time presence at FRIAS is mandatory.

More information here.

Deadline: 15 September 2019.