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CfA Incoming PostDoc Fellowships POINT 2015

Freie Universität and the Dahlem Research School (DRS) are calling for application for 20 Postdoctoral Fellowships, co-financed by the German Excellence Initiative and the Marie Curie Programme of the European Commission. GEAS participates in the POINT 2015 as one of the Excellence projects.

The Dahlem Research School's Postdoc Fellowship Program– provides funding for outstanding postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines to conduct their own research project at Freie Universität Berlin. The aim is to support highly-qualified postdoctoral researchers who are outstanding in their field and to integrate them into one of the university’s research groups in an early phase of their career.The program is designed to promote the further academic career development through research funding, a tailored qualification program including essential professional guidance on preparing grant proposals, and the opportunity to develop teaching and leadership skills. At the end of the funding period, DRS fellows are expected to apply for funding for follow-up research projects at Freie Universität Berlin.

News from Apr 14, 2014

Starting in January 2015, each research fellowship will be awarded for 18 months. Applicants have to submit a project plan based around the research fields/ key topics of the participating Excellence Projects or Focus Areas (as attached).

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 6 years before the deadline
    (starting with the date on the doctoral certificate)
  • have not lived in Germany for longer than 12 months during the last 36 months before the deadline

Female postdoctoral researchers and returnees from phases of international, inter-sectoral and/or non-academic mobility (such as researching outside Germany, working for industry or after a career break e.g. due to family reasons) are specifically encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications: 4 July 2014

The DRS website for POINT-2015 as well as the online application portal are now online and to be found at http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/sites/promovieren/drs/drs_fellowships/incoming_fellowships_call2014


For further information on the GEAS, please contact coordinator@geas.fu-berlin.de