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FRIAS Junior Researcher Conferences 2018/19

Call for Applications

Junior Researcher Conferences

September 2018 – April 2019


Application closed on October 31, 2017


The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) is calling for workshop/conference proposals from any academic/scientific field which is of relevance to the research activities at the University of Freiburg. The workshops/conferences will take place at FRIAS between September 2018 and April 2019. Up to five events with up to 50 participants each will be funded. The call is addressed to junior researchers of all disciplines at the University of Freiburg (PhD candidates, PostDocs, non-tenured researchers, junior professors). The applicants have to be identical to the conference organizers and must include at least two junior researchers holding a position at the University of Freiburg both at the time of application and the time of the conference. National or international junior researchers from other universities are welcome to apply as co-applicants; responsibility as principal applicant lies, however, with the Freiburg junior researchers. Groups of two to five junior researchers can apply.

The most innovative and convincing concepts regarding a workshop/conference submitted from any discipline represented at the university will be awarded. For the selection of the Junior Researcher Conferences the following criteria apply without thematic focus:

  • Academic quality and originality of the submitted concept and academic qualification of the applicants
  • Impact of FRIAS funding on the academic development of the applicants

The successful junior researcher groups will be invited to hold their workshops/conferences at FRIAS during the above-mentioned period. FRIAS will financially support events with up to €8,000 and assist actively in their organization.

The completed application form together with the required documents in English has to be uploaded on the application webpage and submitted by October 31, 2017; 24.00 h CET.

The following documents are required to submit the application:

  1. Presentation of the event´s topic including a concise outline of the leading questions and goals. (max. 5 pages, including possible references, tables and figures). Emphasis has to be laid on the particular of the conference and how the goals are going to be realized with the conference.
  2. List of Freiburg speakers. (Name, work address and position, email address.) Mention tentative acceptances if available.
  3. List of invited external speakers. (Name, work address and position, email address.) Mention tentative acceptances if available.
  4. Program structure: presentation of the workshop/conference schedule (max. 2 pages, graph presentation possible.)
  5. Calculation of costs (refer to instructions on It is recommended that applicants consult FRIAS - see contact below - beforehand regarding the budget.
  6. CVs of all applicants in tabular form with list of publications (max. 1 page each).

The application must be submitted in English.

Formatting: font Arial, 11 pt, line spacing 1.5, all margins 2.5 cm.

Page limits may not be exceeded.

Documents 1 – 6 are to be included in one pdf-file.


For further details please contact Lena Walter.
Tel.: 0761/203-97362