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Funding Programmes

FRIAS enables academics to enjoy short-term research stays in Freiburg. The fellowship programme is aimed at both outstanding established academics and promising junior researchers (minimum requirement: doctorate) from Freiburg, Europe and around the world. There are various ways of applying for a fellowship at FRIAS and the different programmes are summarised below. Some are conducted alongside foreign partner institutes or funded by external sources. In principle, all fellowship programmes are open to applicants from all disciplines at the University of Freiburg.

External Fellowships are offered a full-time fellowship at FRIAS. Internal Senior Fellows (i.e. fellows from within the University of Freiburg) are offered a part-time fellowship, allowing them to reduce their teaching duties by 50%. Junior Fellows, on the other hand, are offered a full-time fellowship, by funding replacements for their teaching responsibilities.

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Fellowship Programme and Project Groups

FRIAS Fellowships

The programme is open to junior researchers and professors at the University of Freiburg.

FRIAS Project Groups

The programme is open to researchers at the University of Freiburg. A project group may include multiple fields

Junior Researcher Conferences

FRIAS supports conference projects by junior researchers of the University of Freiburg.

Freiburg Res. Coll. Programme (FRESCO)

The programme promotes the collaboration of scientists from the University of Freiburg and top researchers from Germany and abroad.

Joint Project Group FRIAS - Nagoya IAR

The programme is a joint initiative between FRIAS and the Institute for Advanced Research, Nagoya University

FRIAS as a host institution

Academics who have secured their own funding for a research stay in Freiburg may apply for a fellowship at FRIAS at any time

Alumni Programme

The Alumni programme allows former fellows to come back to FRIAS for a short-time stay, ranging from 2 up to 6 weeks.

Former Programmes

In the past, FRIAS has hosted and managed a variety of funding programmes.


FRIAS Alumni Programme

The FRIAS Alumni Programme aims to support the initiated and established national and international research collaborations and networks of communication. Furthermore the program wants to strengthen the involvement of our current junior researchers in these projects and networks.


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FRIAS allowed me to work in an interdisciplinary environment.

Prof. Dr. Kristen R. Ghodsee, FRIAS Fellow 2014/15