Volkswagen Foundation is offering fellowship for international young researchers in all disciplines. Ten to fifteen fellowships for researchers will be awarded per year. The initial funding period is five years; depending on the field of research and career experience. The next deadlines for applications are October 15, 2015, October 13, 2016 and October 12, 2017.
Study Subject(s): Open to all disciplines and topics.
Course Level: The fellowship is available for pursuing research programme at the university or research institution in Germany.
Scholarship Provider: Volkswagen Foundation
What does it cover?
During the first five-year period of funding a substantial is expected of the hosting institution/university (rooms, IT infrastructure, computers, assistant workers, resources). Extra-mural institutions as Max-Planck-Institutes or Helmholtz Centers are to contribute 50 percent of the total amount of the project costs (only project-specific costs, overheads may not be included in the calculation). A lower contribution may be acceptable for other research institutions. For the possible second phase of funding it is expected that the hosting institute (if applicable) provides funding for personnel – and in all cases the prospected of offering the Fellow a permanent position.
-the applicant’s personal qualifications
-a capability for independent research
-the scientific quality/originality of the project
-depending on the thrust of the project: the potential for breakthroughs, new methodological approaches, interdisciplinary cooperation-a constructive approach to possible risks
Notification: The Foundation envisages to come to a decision within nine months after the respective application deadline. Candidates who – due to the reviewers’ assessment of the written application – will not be invited to present their projects, will receive a notice in due course after the first review panel meeting. In consideration of the high number of applications it is in these cases not possible to give reason for the decision or to communicate comments from the reviewers.
How to Apply:
The mode of applying is online.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The next deadlines for applications are October 15, 2015, October 13, 2016 and October 12, 2017.