Eligibility and Funding

  • The call is open to experienced researchers holding a PhD (min. 4 years incl. PhD, max. 10 years of experience) from abroad. German citizens are not eligible.

  • Non-German researchers who are currently resident in Germany may apply, provided they have not lived in Germany for longer than 6 months at the point of application.


  • 12 Months, starting November 2011


  • Postdoctoral research fellows receive a working contract according to the collective agreement for the public area of Berlin (TV-L FU E13 pay grade of approx. 1960 Euro per month after tax)
  • Social security and health insurance are covered by the salary.
  • Research allowance