News from Apr 29, 2014
Dahlem Research School at Freie Universität Berlin has established a research fellowship program – co-financed by the German Excellence Initiative and the Marie Curie Program of the European Commission – to provide funding for outstanding postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines to conduct their own research project at Freie Universität Berlin. The aim is to support highly-qualified postdocs with international research experience and to integrate them into the university’s research networks in an early phase of their career.
The program is designed to promote the further academic career development through research funding, a tailored qualification program and the opportunity to develop teaching and leadership skills. The program furthermore provides essential professional guidance on preparing grant proposals to support DRS fellows in obtaining funding for follow-up research projects at Freie Universität Berlin.
The Focus Area Nanoscale Functional Materials (NanoScale) offers fellowships in the POINT funding line in the following research fields:
Applicants have to submit a project plan/proposal based around the research fields/key topics mentioned above (up to max. 10 pages) and include it in their fellowship application files.
The call is open to experienced researchers of all disciplines and all nationalities who
Returnees from phases of international, inter-sectoral and/or non-academic mobility (such as researching outside Germany, working for industry or after a career break e.g. due to family reasons) are specifically encouraged to apply.
Deadline for applications: 04 July 2014
18 months, starting January 2015
Fellows are selected in a five-step procedure:
Each phase must be passed successfully to proceed to the next. Candidates will receive an identification code which will allow anonymized results of each selection phase to be published on a secure website with limited access. After completion of phase 1, applicants will receive login details for the secure site and will from then on be notified by e-mail each time new results are announced. Unsuccessful applicants will be informed by email.
To apply, candidates need to register with the DRS online application platform (on the DRS webpage). Once registered, they should fill out the online application form and upload all required documents. Incomplete applications and applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
The positions are subject to approval of resources from the European Commission.
For further application details please visit the DRS webpage: