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Call for Applications Junior Fellowships 2015/16

The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) offers

Five Junior Fellowships

for Junior Researchers at the University of Freiburg

for the Academic Year 2015/16


Application deadline: April 7, 2015, 24 h CET


FRIAS supports the complete spectrum of research activities at the University of Freiburg and welcomes applications for the academic year 2015/16 from its outstanding junior researchers. The aim of this funding programme is to support young, top–level Freiburg scientists at the postdoctoral stage and to link them internationally.

Junior fellowships are held for ten months from October 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016.

The successful applicants will become FRIAS Junior Fellows with all the corresponding rights and obligations for the requested funding period.  They will be released from their teaching and committee duties by the Rectorate. The details of their teaching replacement will be discussed with the relevant faculty and institute and will be supported through FRIAS funding of 16,000 €. Furthermore, Junior Fellows will be granted a research cost contribution of 5,000 €. Full-time presence at FRIAS is expected of all fellows, i.e. four full-time working days per week.

Eligible for application are Freiburg junior researchers after completion of their PhD

a)    who hold a temporary state position at the University of Freiburg for the duration of the entire funding period (October 2015 to July 2016), or

b)    who finance their own position at the University of Freiburg through third-party funding raised by themselves (again throughout the period from October 2015 until July 2016).

Junior researchers on other third-party funded positions or with a contract duration not spanning the entire funding period are not eligible within this funding programme.

Fellowships will be awarded to individuals with challenging and innovative project proposals of high academic quality. The competition is open to both “start-up” projects (e.g. developing new fields of investigation and/or in preparation for an application for independent external funding) and “completion” projects (e.g. aiming for the successful conclusion of an ongoing research project). Key selection criteria are the academic excellence of both the applicant and the project proposal.


Please submit applications online. Further information on the required documents as well as the online application form (available from early March onwards) can be found at:


For further details please contact the FRIAS Managing Director:

Dr. Carsten Dose, carsten.dose@frias.uni-freiburg.