Every second year the Max Planck Institute for Informatics awards the Lise Meitner Award Fellowship. This postdoctoral grant supports excellent female computer scientists in their careers, giving them the opportunity to develop their scientific ideas without exertion of influence. It consists of a two-year tax-free research fellowship and business expenses.
Fellows will be chosen based on the strength of their academic background and research credentials. Applications should include a CV, cover letter, publication list, short research plan (one page is enough), and two references. This grant is according to the fellowship rules of the Max Planck Society; it usually amounts to 3,000 Euro/month and is completed by compensation for business expenses of 10,000 Euro/year.
Applicants should submit their proposals until 1 October 2015 using www.mpi-inf.mpg.de/lisemeitner; the next support period starts in March 2016.
The Saarland University campus is also home to the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, the German Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, the Center for IT-Security, Privacy, and Accountabilty (CISPA), the Cluster of Excellence on Multimodal Computing and Interaction, the Center for Bioinformatics, and the Graduate School of Computer Science. These institutions cooperate closely and comprise a total of more than 300 researchers in computer science. The institute collaborates with several of the major research institutions in Europe and the United States and has high international visibility.
The MPI for lnformatics strives to provide a family-friendly work environment, with day care opportunities for smaller children and other means of support for working mothers.