Applicants that fulfill the following criteria are eligible:
To apply, please register with the DRS online application platform: https://apply.drs.fu-berlin.de/internationalpostdocs/.
Once registered, please fill out the online application form and upload all required documents.
More on the application procedure:
Focus Areas are highly productive trans-departmental research networks providing researchers with a platform for discussions, ideas and joint projects. Freie Universität has five Focus Areas: Center for Area Studies (CAS), Dahlem Humanities Center (DHC), Dahlem Centre of Plant Sciences (DCPS), Disease in Human Aging (DynAge) and Functional Materials at the Nanoscale (NanoScale). All Focus Areas participate in the DRS POINT Program.
Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS)
Research fields: Muslim societies in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, as well as Muslim communities in Europe and North America.
For further details regarding the BGSMCS please contact Bettina Gräf, email@example.com or visit www.bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de.
Berlin Mathematical School (BMS)
Research fields: Differential and Discrete Geometry, Algebraic and Arithmetic Geometry, Algebraic Topology, Discrete Mathematics, Visualization, Numerical Mathematics, Scientific Computing, Geometric Analysis, Differential Equations.
For further details regarding the BMS please contact Bettina Junkes, Bettina.Junkes@fu-berlin.de or visit www.math-berlin.de.
Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS)
Research fields: The interdisciplinary analysis of institutions in East Asia from a social science perspective and historical grounding; Trans-regional phenomena, interregional comparisons, or regional case studies in China, Japan and Korea.
For further details regarding the GEAS please contact Katrin Gengenbach at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.geas.fu-berlin.de.
Topoi - The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations
Key topics: The transformation of antique phenomena; Innovations in antiquity; Mapping in physical or mental diagrams, maps, and pictures; Ancient economy; Water management in antiquity; and collective identities.
Research fields: The interaction between ancient human communities and the natural environment; The social control mechanisms through which ancient spaces have been constituted, defined, formed and regulated; The perception and representation of spaces in ancient cultures; Ancient theories of space and all forms of ancient science concerned with the concept of space.
For further questions regarding Topoi please contact Hauke Ziemssen, Hauke.Ziemssen@fu-berlin.de or visit www.topoi.org.
You may apply if you have submitted your dissertation. Please include proof of the submission with your application as a substitute for the PhD certificate. If selected, you must complete your doctorate before commencing the research fellowship.
Once you enter your referees’ email addresses in the system, the referees will be sent an email with a link through which they can upload their references.
It is your responsibilty to check if your referees are willing to provide a reference for you and if they have received the link to upload their reference.
Only if there is a technical problem references may be sent directly to email@example.com, clearly marked “Reference for DRS-POINT-2015: lastname firstname”. “lastname firstname” in this case refers to your name. The letters should be addressed to the DRS Postdoc Fellowship Program:
DRS Postdoc Fellowship Program
Dahlem Research School
Freie Universität Berlin
They should NOT be sent by post. Only electronic reference letters will be accepted.
If you plan to apply to the Focus Area Dahlem Humanities Center, you need to find a mentor prior to making your application: for more information visit http://www.fu-berlin.de/sites/dhc/news/POINT_2014.html.
For all other Excellence Projects and Focus Areas you do NOT need a mentor.
Please refer to the program descriptions, eligibility criteria and application procedures at http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/drs/drs_fellowships/incoming_fellowships_call2014/index.html. Scroll down the page and click on the participating Excellence Projects and Focus Areas. Regarding the topic of your proposal, it is your responsibility to write a project proposal that fits in with the one of the listed Excellence Projects and Focus Areas. Once you have a specific idea, it is possible to contact the Excellence Project or Focus Area to discuss how well it would fit.
For applications to the Dahlem Humanities Center please refer to http://www.fu-berlin.de/sites/dhc/news/POINT_2014.html.
You should of course have good knowledge of German if it is necessary to carry out your project successfully. Otherwise, a good knowledge of English is sufficient. In any case, as part of the DRS postdoc fellowship program you will be offered a place on an intensive German course on arrival.
If you have ever interrupted your academic career partially or completely, for child-rearing or other reasons such as illness or looking after a member of your family, please list all periods of leave in the CV Template. We will assess whether these periods can be taken into account in calculating your eligibility. For applicants with children, 1 year per child will automatically be added to the permitted duration since PhD completion. If you have any further questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.