Emmy Noether Research Fellowships 2017-2018, Germany

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Emmy Noether Programme 2017

The Emmy Noether Programme supports researchers in achieving independence at an early stage of their scientific careers. Postdocs gain the qualifications required for a university teaching career during a DFG-funded period, usually lasting five years, in which they lead their own independent junior research group.

As a rule, researchers who have acquired between two and four years of postdoctoral research experience are eligible to apply. Applicants must have international research experience.


To provide early career researchers with the opportunity to rapidly qualify for a leading position in science and research or for a university teaching career by leading an independent junior research group and assuming relevant teaching duties

To recruit early career researchers working abroad (back) to Germany

Eligibility Requirements

Early career researchers from all disciplines

  • generally up to 4 years after obtaining a doctorate,
  • as a rule two years of postdoctoral experience,
  • substantial international research experience, as a rule evidenced by a research stay abroad of at least 12 months during the doctoral or postdoctoral phase or by comparable scientific cooperation with researchers abroad (the collaboration may have resulted in a relevant publication),
  • rapid completion of research training.

Foreign applicants are expected to continue their scientific career in Germany following completion of the funding period. This intent must be confirmed by the applicant and submitted with the proposal.

Previous scientific track record, outstanding publications in high-ranking international specialist journals or comparable

Proposal Process and Funding

In your proposal, which you can submit at any time, you describe the research project that you would like to implement together with your independent junior research group. High standards are placed on your research project – its excellence must be demonstrated in accordance with the criteria applicable to your field. The grant period is generally five years. Funding includes the position for you as the head of an independent junior research group (with a salary commensurate with the wage agreement for the public service sector (TvL and TvÖD) in the E 15 compensation group applicable at German research institutions) and the funds for personnel, material and other resources for implementing the project.

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Publish Date
March 22, 2017
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