Funding/Jul 26, 2016

FRIAS COFUND Fellowships 2017/18

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The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), the University of Freiburg’s international research college, announces the following Individual FCFP Fellowships for the academic year 2017/18

  • Junior fellowships (completed PhD plus one to six years post-doctoral experience)
  • Senior fellowships (completed PhD plus a minimum of six years post-doctoral experience or a tenured professorship or equivalent permanent position)

The FRIAS COFUND Fellowship Programme (FCFP) is intended for current or future leaders in their fields. About 25 FCFP fellowships are awarded through a highly competitive, strictly merit-based selection process. Applications are invited from academics of all nationalities and all disciplines. Note, however, that during the 3-year period prior to the application deadline, applicants may not have resided or have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in Germany for more than a total of 12 months; compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account. 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 especially encouraged to apply.

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. Fellowships will be awarded to individuals with challenging and innovative research projects of high academic quality. The all-important selection criteria are the academic excellence of both the applicant and of the project proposal. Personal qualifications with regard to international expertise, leadership skills and interdisciplinary interest will also be taken into account during the evaluation of the applications.

Application is open to proposals from all disciplines that can be supported at the University of Freiburg.