Friday, January 13, 2012

Leibniz-DAAD Fellowship Program

Leibniz-DAAD Fellowship Program
Launched in 2011 by the Leibniz Association (Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), The "Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowship" offers highly-qualified recent foreign postdocs the opportunity to conduct special research at institutes of the Leibniz Association in Germany.

Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellows can do their research at one of the Leibniz-Institutes which are covered in the following (five) sections:

Section A: Humanities and Educational Research/ Geisteswissenschaften und Bildungsforschung

Section B: Economics, Social and Spatial Sciences/Wirtschaft- und Sozialwissenschaften, Raumwissenschaften

Section C: Life Sciences/ Lebenswissenschaften

Section D: Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Engineering/ Mathematik, Natur- und Ingenieurwissenschaften

Section E: Environmental Research/Umweltwissenschaften Grants

Grants for postdocs can be awarded for up to a maximum of 12 months. The grant includes:

  • a monthly instalment of 1,840.- EUR;

  • a monthly subsidy of 58 EUR for the insurance for health, accident and personal/private liability in Germany (53 EUR per month has to be covered by the fellowship holder);

  • a two-months German language course (if desired). Application Requirements At the time of their application, applicants for a Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowship, should neither be of German nationality nor reside longer than six months in Germany.

    Applicants should:

  • be able to prove their outstanding study or research achievements,

  • have completed their studies with a PhD or equivalent degree (no more than two years should have passed since graduation),

  • have an excellent knowledge of English.

  • Knowledge of German is very welcome.

    Applications: Application documents must always be submitted in duplicate and in paper form. Applications by email can not be accepted. Incomplete applications will not processed.

    To apply, please use the form "Application for Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships.”

    To complete your application, please enclose the following papers and documents:

  • Abstract of the doctoral/PhD thesis (max. 3 pages),

  • List of publications (if any),

  • Complete curriculum vitae,

  • Two letters of recommendation by scientists of the applicant’s own choice; the letters must be included in sealed envelopes or sent by the referees directly to the DAAD office in Bonn by the closing date for applications,

  • Copies of all academic degree certificates as well as certified translations in English or German,

  • Recent photograph (attached to the application form),

  • Proof of English language skills (e.g. TOEFL 550/213/80; IELTS: 6.0 or similar) not older than five years,

  • Description of the research project (3 pages),

  • Detailed work plan and schedule (1 page).

    Please note: By applying for a fellowship within the Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships Program applicants give their consent to the DAAD to forward the documents and the personal details to the Leibniz Association and its relevant institutions, which take the final decision. Neither DAAD, nor the Leibniz Association nor the Leibniz Institutions will pass on the details to third parties.

    Complete documents must have been received in written form in DAAD Head office Bonn:

    German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
    Section 522
    Kennedyallee 50
    53175 Bonn

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