Call for Applications: DAHLEM POSTDOC FELLOWSHIPS 2017
DAHLEM POSTDOC FELLOWSHIPS provide funding for highly qualified postdoctoral fellows with at least six months of international research experience* to conduct their own research within one of the university’s outstanding collaborative research projects. In addition, international research stays are supported in order to allow researchers to build up a full year of international research experience by the time they complete their DAHLEM POSTDOC FELLOWSHIP.
Fellows are given the opportunity to expand their academic profile by experiencing early independence combined with professional guidance. During their stay they are integrated into research groups and assigned a professor as scientific advisor.
As members of DAHLEM RESEARCH SCHOOL, Fellows benefit from a tailored qualification program and the opportunity to develop teaching and leadership skills. Furthermore, DAHLEM POSTDOC FELLOWS are supported in obtaining funding for follow-up research projects at Freie Universität Berlin.
Freie Universität Berlin offers 15 Postdoc Fellowships
Each research fellowship will be awarded for 14 months. Applicants must submit a project plan based on the research fields/ key topics of the participating host research projects of Freie Universität Berlin.
Deadline for applications: March 15, 2017
The call for positions in 2017 is subject to the confirmation of grant funding by the German Research Foundation.
Female postdoctoral researchers and returnees from phases of international mobility or after a career break e.g. due to family reasons are especially encouraged to apply.
To apply please follow the steps described below. Please note that all applications have to be submitted via the DRS application platform.
For general questions regarding the DAHLEM POSTDOC FELLOWSHIP program please contact the Dahlem Research School Fellowship Team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*All applicants must be able to demonstrate, at the point of the application deadline, at least six months’ research experience during the doctoral or postdoctoral phase, in a country different to the country in which they completed their PhD. Applicants who completed both their doctorate and any postdoctoral periods solely in one country, do not meet this requirement. Three months of the international research experience should be an uninterrupted stay.
Applicants have to submit a project plan based on the research fields/ key topics of the participating host research projects of Freie Universität Berlin (listed here).
The call is open to postdoctoral researchers of all disciplines and all nationalities who
hold a doctoral degree
(the dissertation must be submitted and proof must be available by the application deadline)
completed their doctoral degree no longer than four years prior to the deadline (the date on the doctoral certificate applies). For applicants with children, one year per child will be added to the permitted duration.
have at least six months' international research experience, three months of which must be an uninterrupted stay.
All applicants must be able to demonstrate, at the point of the application deadline, at least six months’ research experience during the doctoral or postdoctoral phase, in a country different to the country in which they completed their PhD. Applicants who completed both their doctorate and any postdoctoral periods solely in one country, do not meet this requirement. Three months of the international research experience should be an uninterrupted stay.
Applicants with between 6 and 12 months' international research experience have to include an international research stay in their project plan, with the aim to give them a full 12 months' international research experience by the end of their DAHLEM POSTDOC FELLOWSHIP. In this case, the international stay becomes a mandatory part of the fellowship. For applicants with 12 months' international research experience or more, an international stay is optional.
Application Procedure & Required Documents
To apply, please register with the DRS online application platform. Once registered, fill out the online application form and upload all required documents.
Deadline for applications: March 15, 2017, 12 noon. Incomplete applications and applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
Note: You must describe any ethics issues that may arise in your proposal and complete the ethics issues table on the online application platform, even if you believe that there are no ethics issues. For any ethics issues raised, you have to show in the relevant section of your proposal that you a) have taken the relevant legislation into account in the design of the project, b) have sought or are planning to seek the approval of relevant local/ national (ethics) committees and, when appropriate, the relevant competent authorities.
Data to be entered online:
- Personal data
- Details of two referees
- Letter of Motivation
- Curriculum Vitae
- Academic Profile
- Proposed Research Project (working title and abstract)
- Time Schedule
- Ethical Issues Table
Documents to be uploaded
- Project proposal (10 A4 pages max.) including the following points:
- Summary of no more than one page
- Context, scientific questions and objectives of your research project
- Current state of research and most relevant literature
- Theoretical framework and research methods
- Bibliography/ References
- Doctoral certificate/ certified translation
- MA/ MSc or equivalent certificate/ certified translation
- BA / BSc or equivalent certificate/ certified translation
- List of publications, presentations, prizes and awards
- Declaration of Commitment from your proposed scientific advisor and the director of your host collaborative project at Freie Universität Berlin.
- Declaration of Commitment from your proposed international host (for stays of more than six weeks).
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