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Marie S. Curie FRIAS COFUND Fellowships

In 2023, there will be no Call for Applications for Marie S. Curie FRIAS COFUND Fellowships. However, the FRIAS Senior Fellowships and FRIAS Early Career Fellowships are open to all interested researchers.

Fellows at our institute

Get to know the current Fellows of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie FRIAS COFUND Fellowship Programme! To the Fellow profiles

Photos: Among the 2022/23 Fellows: Karl-Heinz Leven, Giorgia Alù, Anssi Peräkylä, Nibedita Nandi

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Faces of FRIAS - The people behind the projects

At FRIAS, you always encounter fresh new faces who introduce their projects and ideas from all parts of the world to Freiburg. In this lively community, these are then being discussed and developed further. The series 'Faces of FRIAS' regularly showcases our Fellows.

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About the programme

With the Marie Skłodowska-Curie FRIAS COFUND Fellowship Programme about 15 fellows per year (juniors and seniors) from all disciplines are given the opportunity of spending three to twelve months working on their own research project at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), the international research college of the University of Freiburg

Through the programme, the institute supports internationally outstanding researchers with academically excellent and innovative research projects through individual fellowships. The university welcomes top researchers from abroad to give their input to its scholarly community, both in terms of research expertise and benefitting the university’s vibrant research culture and diversity. The determining selection criteria in the merit-based, internationally oriented, peer-review selection procedure are the academic excellence of both the applicant and the project proposalAll fellows funded by the FCFP distinguish themselves by qualifying as Marie S. Curie Fellows.

The Marie S. Curie FCFP is intended for current or future leaders in their fields. The fellowships are awarded through a highly competitive, strictly merit-based selection process (expected success rate: ~15% of eligible applications). Applications are invited from academics of all nationalities. Note, however, that applicants may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies etc.) in Germany for more than 12 months in the three years immediately preceding the call deadline. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

For the fellows, the programme offers outstanding research opportunities, not only in the research environment of an internationally highly competitive university, but also with the added advantage of being part of a community of fellows from different disciplines at FRIAS. Furthermore, they receive support for research mobility and become more familiar with the German and Upper Rhine research landscapes, thus enhancing their opportunities for continuing their career in the heart of Europe.

The University of Freiburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany and member of LERU (the League of European Research Universities). FRIAS unites research in the humanities and social sciences, the natural and life sciences, engineering and medicine. Both the University of Freiburg and FRIAS take pride in a specific institutional culture that encourages and supports exchange and collaboration. It is the philosophy of FRIAS to support the career development of its fellows by integrating them into ambitious research communities here in Freiburg, as well as by supporting the international network of FRIAS fellows and alumni, such as through its FRIAS alumni club

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie FRIAS COFUND Fellowship Programme is co-financed by the European Union through the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, People, Co-funding of regional, national and international programs (COFUND) and the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg

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EU Research on the FRIAS FCFP COFUND Programme

Former FRIAS Director Bernd Kortmann and Head of Fellow Services at FRIAS Katrin Brandt explain in an article for the magazine EU Research why a research stay at FRIAS is worthwhile.

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