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.
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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.
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.