In December 2013, the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) signed an agreement to establish a postdoctoral research program, that provides opportunities and scholarships for highly-qualified young Chinese scholars to conduct postdoctoral research at FUB. This program aims at supporting and providing postdocs with international research experience and integrating them into the university’s research networks.
Freie Universität Berlin has a list with open postdoctoral research positions only available for Chinese PhD degree holders (degree awarded at the latest in the summer of 2017), who graduated from a Chinese university or research institution.
Starting in the summer of 2017, each postdoctoral researcher will be funded by the CSC at first for 12 months. If both parties – the Chinese postdoc and the German research group leader – agree, there will be a possibility to apply to the CSC for an extension of a second year of their research stay, which will be funded by the German side.
The information brochure of the FUB – CSC Postdoctoral Research Program is available online.