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FRIAS as a host institution

FRIAS offers fellowships for scientists with own funding for uninterrupted research visits of more than two months. FRIAS assumes the customary duties of a host institute and provides additional financial assistance. The Institute promotes candidates supported by renowned funding programmes - e.g. Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), Heisenberg Grant, Volkswagen Foundation, European Research Council (ERC), German Research Foundation (DFG) - which require a declaration of support from a host institute.

FRIAS provides a fully equipped working desk at the Institute and additional support for the research work as well as a very stimulating intellectual atmosphere. In return at least an 80% presence at FRIAS, participation in the academic programme, and, more generally, a willingness to engage in an exchange with the FRIAS community is expected. Please note that most FRIAS activities fall within the period from October to July.

  • How to apply: In order to apply for a fellowship a motivation letter (stating the reason for choosing FRIAS and the envisioned period), a current CV and a short description of the project is needed. The complete application should be provided in the form of one single PDF-file.
  • Who: Researchers with exceptional qualifications across all levels (doctorate and above) from Freiburg, Germany, Europe and around the world.
  • Disciplines: Open to all disciplines
  • When to apply: Enquiries and applications can be made at any time, but should be received at least 4 months before the envisioned research period at FRIAS. FRIAS will respond promptly with a decision.
  • Period of funding: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
  • Partner: FRIAS is open to collaboration with research institutes from across the university and region.

Applications should be directed to Dr. Britta Küst (, who will also be happy to answer any additional questions. Applicants can expect a response within six weeks after the application.