Joint Berlin-Jerusalem Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program 2017, Germany

Publish Date: Jan 27, 2017

Deadline: Jan 31, 2017

Joint Berlin-Jerusalem Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program

The Joint Berlin-Jerusalem Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program aims to promote research cooperation as a career track to leverage synergies between Freie Universität Berlin and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The two universities establish a joint Post-Doctoral Fellowship scheme with competitively awarded grants to foster the career development of young researchers. The goal of this initiative is to pool resources and attract highly promising postdoctoral researchers to the combined strengths of two renowned research universities working in partnership. The Joint Post-Doctoral Fellowship aims to empower PostDocs for their next career step at a leading international research university.

Information for interested PostDocs:

  • Each fellowship is to be awarded for 24 months, starting on October 1, 2017, and consists of two phases:
      • Phase 1: 12 months of research at Freie Universität Berlin;
      • Phase 2: 12 months of research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

(or vice versa).

  • The Post-Doctoral fellows will conduct their research projects under the joint supervision of Freie Universität and Hebrew University experienced researchers.
  • The suggested fellowship proposal may involve all disciplines, thematic or subject areas that exist at both universities or are complementary.
  • A monthly stipend of € 2,000 and a one-time relocation allowance (€ 2,000). The Post-Doctoral Fellows will further be eligible to apply for travel funding.

Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria

The Fellowship is open to highly qualified researchers of all nationalities who received their Ph.D. no more than three years prior to the deadline of this call. Candidates who acquired their Ph.D. prior to that date may also apply if there was an eligible lapse in their research activity (e.g. family responsibilities). The program is open to both internal and external candidates. Applicants holding a tenure or tenure-track faculty position are not eligible. The criteria for the selection of the grantees will be based on the academic excellence of the applicant, the quality of the proposed research project, the compelling demonstration of the anticipated synergy of a joint Post-Doc, and the commitment of the respective supervisors at both universities. The excellent research proposal should include a research plan that indicates where the Fellow will commence the post-doctoral research and how the project will profit from the research environments of both institutions. The research proposed must therefore be significantly distinct from or add significantly to the related doctoral thesis and clearly demonstrate the expected results of a joint PostDoc.


For further information, please contact:

Judith Winkler, Center for International Cooperation, Phone: +49 30 838 739 49, E-Mail:

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