As part of the university’s career path model, the funding line Dahlem International Network PostDocs aims at providing excellent junior researchers at Freie Universität Berlin with funding for a period of 24 months. A minimum of six months of research is followed by usually 4-6 months at a university abroad or a local non-university research institution. This stay is aimed at strengthening regional and international networks and at enabling researchers to gain the qualifications necessary for furthering their career at Freie Universität. After the stay abroad, a reintegration phase at Freie Universität of at least six months is required. The target group for this funding line consists of junior researchers with an outstanding academic record who have gone through graduate training or a postdoc period at Freie Universität Berlin and who will contribute to sharpening the university’s profile by working in current coordinated projects (Focus Areas, Clusters of Excellence, Graduate Schools, SFBs, etc. of Freie Universität). We strongly encourage female researchers to submit their application.
Junior researchers who have received their doctoral degree not more than three years ago and who are currently either employed by Freie Universität or who are receiving a grant or a fellowship from it are eligible. Junior researchers who are not currently linked to Freie Universität Berlin in such a manner but have been within the last six months may also apply.
The application deadline is January 15, 2015. This is likely to be the last announcement round of the funding line.
Please download the corner stones of the funding line here.