The call is open to postdoctoral researchers of all disciplines and all nationalities who
hold a doctoral degree
(the dissertation must be submitted and proof must be available by the application deadline)
completed their doctoral degree no longer than 6 years* before the deadline
(starting with the date on the doctoral certificate).
have not lived in Germany for longer than 12 months during the last 36 months before the deadline
*For applicants with children, 1 year per child will be added to the permitted duration.
Female postdoctoral researchers and returnees from phases of international, inter-sectoral and/or non-academic mobility (such as researching outside Germany, working for industry or after a career break e.g. due to family reasons) are specifically encouraged to apply.