Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship in Germany, 2014

Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship Details:

Einstein Foundation funds Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship for young postdoctoral researcher from abroad for conducting for science research project t at one of the respective Berlin universities or Charité. Before applying for this programme, the applicant must have procured funding to set up and establish a junior research group at a Berlin university. Funding may be granted for a period of up to five years and the postdoctoral researchers will be awarded the title of “Einstein International Postdoctoral Fellows.” The Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship offers high-achieving young researchers in Berlin, who already have a source of funding, the chance to include a postdoctoral researcher from abroad in their junior research group and to obtain additional support for material resources. The Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship also seeks to attract international postdoctoral researchers to Berlin by offering them the opportunity to work in the city for up to five years.

Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship for:

International applicants are eligible for this postdoctoral fellowship.Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship

Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship Offering Institute:

Einstein Foundation

Amount of Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship:

Funding is available for a postdoctoral researcher (Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow) who must be recruited from abroad by the applicant. The researcher’s remuneration will be based on the collective wage agreement adopted by the state of Berlin and may in exceptional cases equal the income of the junior research group leader. Applications may also include an item of expenditure of up to € 20,000 per year to cover material resources for the Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow. In addition, funding may be made available to enable the junior research group to take part in further training in science and research management.

Level and Subject of Study:

This fellowship is awarded for pursuing a postdoctoral program at at one of the respective Berlin universities or Charité. The fellowship is awarded for science research project.

Applicant’s Eligibility for Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship:

Junior research group leaders, who are already receiving funding (e.g. from the DFG or an ERC Starting Grant) to set up and establish a junior research group at one of the respective Berlin universities or Charité, are eligible to apply for this programme.

Application Process:

Applicants are required to use the application forms provided by the Einstein Foundation. Applications may be submitted twice a year in any discipline by the dates posted on the Foundation’s website. Applications may only be submitted by junior research group leaders, and with the consent of the university management. If individual host institutions have internal deadlines for applications to the Einstein Foundation, applicants should liaise with the contact person at their institution (a list is included below) well in advance. The application for funding must include:

-A description of the part of the project on which the Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow will work.

-An explanation of how the work of the Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow will be embedded in the project as a whole, and of the expected added value for the junior research group.

-A cost plan according to financial year.

Application Form.

Information Form.

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The Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship deadline for applications is December 9th, 2013.

Contact and Information:

Dr. Anne Jordan

Programme officer

Einstein Foundation Berlin

Head Office

Jägerstr. 22/23

D-10117 Berlin

T: +49 (0)30-20370-228

F: +49 (0)30-20370-377

M: anne.jordan@einsteinfoundation.de

Einstein Foundation Berlin

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