Scholarships – FRIAS Cofund Fellowship Programme (FCFP) in Germany, 2014/15

Fresh Graduates should aim at upgrading by applying for scholarships
Fresh Graduates should aim at upgrading by applying for scholarships

The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies is offering scholarship programme for International applicants in Germany. The scholarships are available for pursuing research degree level.

Scholarships of 3 to 12 months in the senior scheme and of 12 months (humanities and social sciences) or up to 24 months (natural sciences, medicine, engineering) in the Junior scheme. Up to 18 FCFP fellowships are available. Application should be submitted till January 10, 2014.

Study Subject(s): FRIAS unites research in the humanities and social sciences, the natural sciences, engineering and medicine.
Course Level: The fellowships are available for pursuing research degree level.
Scholarship Provider: University of Freiburg, the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility: According to the EU mobility rule, applicants must have had their main residence or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) outside Germany for more than 24 months during the 3 years prior to the application deadline; compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account. 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 especially encouraged to apply.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International applicants can apply for the fellowships.

Scholarship Description: The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) is the University of Freiburg’s international research college. The Institute supports innovative research projects through individual fellowships. It is at the centre of a very active research community and has since its creation in 2008 acquired an international reputation for academic excellence. Up to 18 FCFP fellowships are available to researchers regardless of their nationality and field of research. It is the aim of the Institute to support academic exchange across existing boundaries: between disciplines, between different cultures and countries, between established and younger researchers. Furthermore, FRIAS engages in activities opening the research community to society and politics. Fellows will be part of this community and profit from the lively research environment of the university and its eleven faculties.

Number of award(s): Up to 18 FCFP fellowships will be available.

Duration of award(s): Fellowships of 3 to 12 months in the senior scheme and of 12 months (humanities and social sciences) or up to 24 months (natural sciences, medicine, and engineering) in the junior scheme may be applied for the scholarship.

What does it cover? Successful applicants will become FRIAS fellows with all the corresponding rights and obligations for the requested funding period. Each fellow will receive an internationally attractive living allowance (Junior: E 13 TV-L, Senior: W3-equivalent professorial salary, additional regulations apply for applicants with unlimited work contracts at their home institution), mobility allowance and a research cost contribution (theoretical sciences: up to 5.000 €, experimental sciences: up to 12.500 €). A mentoring program is put in place for each Junior Fellow in her/his career development.

Selection criteria: They will allow researchers to conduct their own research projects. Fellowships will be awarded to individuals with challenging and innovative research projects of high academic quality. The determining selection criteria are the academic excellence of both the applicant and of the project proposal. Personal qualifications with regard to international expertise, leadership skills and interdisciplinary interest will also be taken into account during the evaluation of the applications.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 10, 2014.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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