Tuesday, May 6, 2014

DRS Incoming Postdoc Fellowships POINT-2015

The Dahlem Research School's Postdoc Fellowship Program provides funding for outstanding postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines to conduct their own research project at Freie Universität Berlin.

The aim is to support highly-qualified postdoctoral researchers who are outstanding in their field and to integrate them into one of the university’s research groups in an early phase of their career.

The program is designed to promote the further academic career development through research funding, a tailored qualification program including essential professional guidance on preparing grant proposals, and the opportunity to develop teaching and leadership skills. At the end of the funding period, DRS fellows are expected to apply for funding for follow-up research projects at Freie Universität Berlin.

Dahlem Research School offers 20 Incoming Postdoc Fellowships.

Starting in January 2015, each research fellowship will be awarded for 18 months. Applicants have to submit a project plan based around the research fields/ key topics of the participating Excellence Projects or Focus Areas.

Eligibility Criteria
The call is open to postdoctoral researchers of all disciplines and all nationalities who
  • hold a doctoral degree
    (the dissertation must be submitted and proof must be available by the application deadline)
  • completed their doctoral degree no longer than 6 years before the deadline
    (starting with the date on the doctoral certificate)
  • have not lived in Germany for longer than 12 months during the last 36 months before the deadline

Female postdoctoral researchers and returnees from phases of international, inter-sectoral and/or non-academic mobility (such as researching outside Germany, working for industry or after a career break e.g. due to family reasons) are specifically encouraged to apply.

  • 18 months research funding, starting January 2015
  • An employment contract at level TV-L FU E13 (which refers to the collective agreement for the public area of Berlin and translates into an annual net salary of approx. 26.500 to 34.400 Euro, depending on previous work experience and marital status)
  • Social security and health insurance included
  • A total research allowance for the duration of the project of 10.800 Euro for non lab-based/ 16.200 Euro for field trip-based/ 21.600 Euro for lab-based projects
  • A monthly mobility allowance of 200 Euro and a one-time travel allowance
  • A fully funded intensive German course
  • A tailored qualification program, access to the Academic Profile Development Program and the Professional Development Program  delivered by Dahlem Research School

Deadline for applications: 4 July 2014

For more information and application please visit the DRS Incoming Postdoc Fellowships POINT-2015 page.

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