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Call for Nominations: Phillip Schwartz Fellowship

Applications in the 8th call of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative can be submitted until 11 September 2020.

News from Jun 20, 2020

Starting today, universities, universities of applied sciences, and other research institutions in Germany can apply for funding from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to support threatened researchers in the 8th call for nominations in the Philipp Schwartz Initiative. Scholar from all non-EU countries can be nominated if they are exposed to significant and acute risks (to learn more about eligibility and confirmation of risks please cf. programme information). Scholars must be nominated by institutions and cannot apply directly.

Please note that the maximum period since leaving the country of origin (the country where the threat persists) has been changed from 3 to 5 years.

Grantee institutions will receive funding to grant fully-funded fellowships to successfully nominatedthreatened scientists and scholars for research stays in Germany of initially up to 24 months. The host institution will also receive a lump sum intended to offset expenses for the support of Philipp Schwartz fellows in integrating at the institution and in re-starting their careers. An extension of up to 12 months can be granted in the framework of a co-financing model.

The deadline for nominations is 11 September 2020.

PSI particularly wishes to encourage academics and higher education institutions across Germany that are interested in supporting at-risk scholars but have not yet done so to consider an application, even if they are not yet in touch with a suitable candidate. Scholars across academic disciplines continue to be exposed to persecution and displacement in numerous regions of the world. Many of these scholars are already supported by the Scholars at Risk Network, the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund, and the Council for At-Risk Academics. These organizations may be able to assist your institution in identifying a candidate for whom nomination in the Philipp Schwartz Initiative might be a pivotal relief

Find more information about the application and the PSI here.

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