DRS HONORS Fellowships

The DRS HONORS Fellowship Program offers up to 10 fellowships annually, each lasting 12 months. It is aimed at candidates who have submitted their doctoral thesis in one of the DRS doctoral programs. To apply, candidates are expected to propose an independently developed research project that will be supported by their prospective scientific advisors at Freie Universität Berlin. Applications that include collaborative research with existing or potential partner institutions are strongly encouraged.

Call for Applications for DRS HONORS 2016-2


Candidates may apply if they are members of one of the doctoral programs of Dahlem Research School and

  • they have submitted their dissertation or defended their dissertation no longer than 6 months before the application deadline
  • they completed their doctoral studies within 3.5 years (time between begin of studies and submission of dissertation). In exceptional circumstances a duration of up to 4.5 years may be accepted.
  • their supervisor provides a reference letter in which the quality of the dissertation is evaluated
  • they are supported by a professor of Freie Universität Berlin who agrees to act as scientific advisor during the time of the fellowship
  • they have developed and propose an interdisciplinary and innovative research project


The DRS Postdoc Fellowship Program includes a monthly allowance made up of a base amount (1,750 Euros) and a monthly fixed allowance for direct project costs of 103 Euros as well as access to the professional qualification programs PDP and RDP delivered by Dahlem Research School.