ZUKOnnect Fellowships 2021 for early career researchers in Germany

ZUKOnnect Fellowships 2021 for early career researchers in Germany

ZUKOnnect Fellowships 2021 for early career researchers in Germany

Designation/Position-  ZUKOnnect Fellowships 2021

University of Konstanz, Germany invites application for ZUKOnnect Fellowships 2021 from eligible and interested candidates

About- The Zukunftskolleg Konnect Fellowships support early career researchers from Africa, Asia, and Latin America related to one of the thirteen departments of the University of Konstanz. As ZUKOnnect Fellow, you can use this time to extend your research networks and to get to know the research environment at the University of Konstanz, without losing your ties to your home university. As these fellowships can build a first bridge to the German and European academic system, also encourage doctoral students in their last year to apply. The Zukunftskolleg will not offer employment contracts for ZUKOnnect Fellows. ZUKOnnect Fellowships 2021

Research/Job Area- Various research area

Location- German and European academic system

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Eligibility/Qualification–

  • You were born AND work in a country in Latin America, Asia or Africa.
  • You hold a doctorate (max. 2 years of postdoctoral experience) OR are a doctoral student in your last year.
  • Your academic education was completed at a university in Latin America, Asia or Africa (see FAQs for details).
  • You do not hold a permanent professorship, nor do you have a habilitation or equivalent qualification (Venia legendi).
  • Your research project should tie in with one of the disciplines represented at the University of Konstanz.
  • You should name a researcher at the University of Konstanz with whom you intend to collaborate (no need to contact person(s) in advance).
  • Preference will be given to applicants who plan to team up with one of our current Zukunftskolleg Fellows.

Job/Position Description- 

The Zukunftskolleg Konnect Fellowships support early career researchers from Africa, Asia and Latin America related to one of the thirteen departments of the University of Konstanz.

Up to 4 (post-)doctoral stipends for on-campus research stay at the Zukunftskolleg are available for up to 3 months (with justification for up to 4 months). The start date is between 1 September 2021 and 1 October 2021. The on-site stipends are complemented by a digital fellowship extending it to a 12-month ZUKOnnect Fellowship.

As ZUKOnnect Fellow, you can use this time to extend your research networks and to get to know the research environment at the University of Konstanz, without losing your ties to your home university.

As these fellowships can build a first bridge to the German and European academic system, we also encourage doctoral students in their last year to apply.

The Zukunftskolleg will not offer employment contracts for ZUKOnnect Fellows.

  • During the on-campus research stay, a stipend of € 1,200/month for doctoral students and € 2,000/month for postdoctoral researchers (following DAAD guidelines)
  • Standard expenses for one economy-class trip to Konstanz and back
  • The chance to participate in events organized by the Zukunftskolleg
  • Access to library resources
  • Access to IT services
  • Access to research support services (via Research Support)
  • After the on-campus research stay at the Zukunftskolleg, ZUKOnnect Fellows will benefit from a digital fellowship extending the total funding period to 12 months. The digital fellowship will be remunerated with € 100/month.

How to Apply- 

Please submit your application documents in English as PDF files via our online application portal. The reference number is 2020/232. Applications should include:

  • A letter of motivation (including your objectives for the research stay at the Zukunftskolleg and an explanation of how your research ties in with the research landscape at the university) (maximum 2 pages)
  • Short description or summary of your current research project (maximum 3 pages incl. bibliography)
  • A detailed work and time plan for your on-campus research stay
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Relevant certificates (doctoral certificate OR a letter from your doctoral supervisor confirming the status of your doctoral thesis)
  • One academic letter of reference, on official letterhead paper and signed by the respective reviewer

For Contact-  zukunftskolleg@uni-konstanz.de 

Last Date for Apply– 24 February 2021 (15:00 CET).

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