Deadline: 15 October 2018
Open to: international students
Benefits: an annual research allowance, e.g. for funding research assistants or equipment and financial support for start-up, consumables and travel costs, and assists in developing academic skills
The Zukunftskolleg an Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) is offering 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships. The Zukunftskolleg provides researchers with a professional infrastructure and an appropriate workplace for conducting research.
Fellowships are aimed at researchers (at early stage for the 2- year and at advanced stage for the 5-year candidates), which do not yet hold a tenured position.
The Zukunftskolleg is an Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). It offers 2-year and 5-year fellowships as well as a diverse support network to promote the independence of early career researchers. Researchers at the postdoctoral level perform research without administrative constraints and have the freedom to engage in meaningful exchange with other up-and-coming colleagues and with distinguished senior researchers.
In order to be eligible, candidates must fulfill all eligibility criteria:
- Applicants must have a doctoral degree and have acquired two years of postdoctoral research experience at most;
- Applicants cannot hold an academic permanent position, a professorship, or have an habilitation or equivalent (“venia legendi”);
- Applicants must propose a research project that ties in with a discipline represented at the University of Konstanz;
- Applicants with their own position funded by another program, which can be transferred to Konstanz, are also eligible.
English Language Requirements: The selection workshop will be in English only. Fluency in German is not required. The general language at the Zukunftskolleg is English.
The Fellowship position comprises a fixed-term employment contract with the University of Konstanz for two (2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship) or five years (5-year Research Fellowship) according to the salary scale of the Collective Public Sector Labour Agreement of the German Federal States (TV-L West). Contracts will be offered a full position (100 %) in pay scale E13 for 2-year Fellows and pay scale E14 for 5- year Fellows. The Zukunftskolleg provides them with a professional infrastructure and an appropriate workplace for conducting research. Each fellow receives an annual research allowance, e.g. for funding research assistants or equipment. Furthermore, the Zukunftskolleg gives financial support for start-up, consumables and travel costs, and assists in developing academic skills.
How to apply?
In order to apply, please fill the application form.
For more information, please visit the official web page.