‘Freigeist’ Fellowships 2019 by Volkswagen Foundation, Germany

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Leibniz Institute Dresden
Postdoctoral researcher position

‘Freigeist’ Fellowships 2019 by Volkswagen Foundation, Germany

Designation/Position-  ‘Freigeist’ Fellowships 2019

Volkswagen Foundation, Germany invites application for ‘Freigeist’ Fellowships 2019 from eligible and interested candidates

About- A ‘Freigeist’ fellow: for the Volkswagen Foundation this means a young researcher with a strong personality, a creative mind, an ability to identify and use freedom, dedicated to overcoming resistance. If necessary, he or she will be a free spirit, enjoying the unexpected, even unexpected difficulties. A ‘Freigeist’ fellow opens up new horizons and combines critical analysis with imagination and innovative solutions. By thinking ahead the ‘Freigeist’ fellow will act as a catalyst in overcoming existing disciplinary, institutional and even national boundaries. ‘Freigeist’ Fellowships 2019

Research/Job Area- All disciplines

Location-  Institution in Germany

Eligibility/Qualification–
PhD degree no longer than four years prior to submission;

The Fellowship must be integrated within a university or an extra-mural research institution in Germany. ;

completed change of academic environment and research sojourn abroad

Job/Position Description-  The initiative focuses on early-career researchers from all disciplines. The aim of the Foundation is to facilitate the implementation of extraordinary research projects and to make a substantial contribution to the establishment of dependable career paths for the upcoming generation of researchers. Since 2014, ten to fifteen Freigeist fellows have been selected each year.

Funding- depending on the nature of the project, up to 2.2 million Euro for two funding phases

Deadline- up to 5 (+3) years or 6 (+2) years

How to Apply- Applications must be filed electronically via the application portal.

Applications have to be submitted in English, as the review panel is recruited internationally.

The Foundation processes the applications submitted in a multi-stage, interdisciplinary and comparative assessment procedure.

First, written reviews are obtained. Subsequently, a panel of experts considers the applications and selects the candidates who will be invited to present their plans to the reviewers.

The review panel is composed in such a way that it satisfies both the subject-specific requirements as well as the interdisciplinary character of the projects.

Last Date for Apply– 10 October 2019

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