DAHLEM RESEARCH SCHOOL (DRS) is the strategic center for junior researchers at Freie Universität Berlin. The Center for Research Strategy (CRS) promotes cutting-edge research at Freie Universität Berlin. Through the DAHLEM POSTDOC FELLOWSHIP Program, DRS and CRS provide funding for highly-qualified postdoctoral fellows with international research experience to conduct their own research project within one of the university’s outstanding collaborative research groups.
The aim of the DAHLEM POSTDOC FELLOWSHIPS is to recruit, regain and retain the best brains and to support junior researchers in their academic career development and the transition to the next career step. DAHLEM POSTDOC FELLOWS should use the fellowship period to develop their research and apply to national or international funding bodies for follow-up research grants.
DAHLEM POSTDOC FELLOWSHIPS are open to outstanding postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and nationalities with at least six months' international research experience, who completed their doctoral degree no longer than four years ago.
Fellows are given the opportunity to expand their academic profile by experiencing early independence combined with professional guidance. To apply, candidates have to propose a research plan based around the research fields/ key topics of the participating collaborative research groups. During their stay they are integrated into research groups and assigned a professor as scientific advisor. Research stays of up to six months at an international research institution are supported.
DAHLEM POSTDOC FELLOWS are encouraged to develop their profile as an independent researcher. As members of DAHLEM RESEARCH SCHOOL, they 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.