Institution: University of Konstanz
City (Metropolitan Area): Konstanz
Applicant Eligible Countries: Worldwide
Study Levels: Post-Doctoral
Duration: 5 years
Application Deadline: October 15, 2018
The University of Konstanz invites prominent postdoctoral researchers to apply for its dynamic five-year research fellowships. These fellowships are designed for early career researchers in mind, particularly those who are seeking future careers in academia. The fellowships allow candidates to build their academic identities by leading their own independent research groups at the university.
The Zukunftskolleg, in which these programs are housed, provides researchers with the setting necessary to conduct unique research. Each selected fellow will receive a research allowance to help fund research assistants and purchase equipment, along with monies to help support travel costs, offset academic expenses, and pay for other consumables.
Each fellow will be considered a member of the department as well as the Zukunftskolleg. Mentoring committees support each fellow in his career development. This career mentoring group will consist of an experienced researcher from the university department as well as an advanced Research Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg.
Fellows are expected to take a place of residence in Konstanz and to participate in regular meetings as they are considered regular members of the staff. In return, fellows will be granted an annual research allowance and given the ability to apply for co-funding. Research Visits abroad, funding for cooperative initiatives, and other non-monetary support are also available.
To apply, fellows must have no more than five years of postdoctoral research experience. They cannot hold permanent academic positions, professorships, or have habilitations. They should be prepared to propose research projects that tie in with disciplines already represented at the university. Each fellow is also expected to secure his own research grant of at least 50,000 Euros or equivalent. Applicants who have pending applications may be considered, but third-party funding is necessary for an offer to be extended.
Each interested candidate should submit a completed application form, along with a letter of motivation, project outline, and curriculum vitae. Candidates should also submit copies of all relevant degree certificates and a thirty-page writing sample. Letters of reference must also be supplied. All materials should be submitted by October 15, 2018. Questions can be directed to Anda Lohan, the Programme Director for Fellows and Research at + 49 753188 4821.
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