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The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) is the University of Freiburg’s international research college. The Institute supports innovative research projects through individual fellowships. It is at the centre of a very active research community and has since its creation in 2008 acquired an international reputation for academic excellence.
The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies announces the following
Individual FCFP fellowships for the academic year 2018/19
- Junior fellowships (completed PhD plus one to six years of post-doctoral experience)
- Senior fellowships (completed PhD plus a minimum of six years of post-doctoral experience or a tenured professorship or equivalent permanent position)
The FRIAS COFUND Fellowship Programme (FCFP) is intended for current or future leaders in their fields. About 25 FCFP fellowships are awarded through a highly competitive, strictly merit-based selection process. Applications are invited from academics of all nationalities and all disciplines. Note, however, that according to the EU mobility rule, applicants may not (a) have resided or (b) have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in Germany for more than a total of 12 months during the 3-year period prior to the application deadline. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
Fellowships of 3 to 10 months in the Senior scheme and of 12 months in the Junior scheme may be applied for. They will allow researchers to conduct their own research projects. FRIAS offers the opportunity for FCFP Junior Fellows to prolong the fellowship for up to three months for secondments in and collaboration with non-academic partner institutions in Freiburg and the region.
Fellowships will be awarded to individuals with challenging and innovative research projects of top academic quality. The all-important selection criteria are the academic excellence of both the applicant and the project proposal. Personal qualifications with regard to experience and capability to conduct the research project will also be taken into account during the evaluation of the applications.
Applications are welcome from all disciplines that can be supported at the University of Freiburg. Applicants are encouraged to learn about the University of Freiburg’s profile of particular research strengths (www.uni-freiburg.de/forschung-en).
Successful applicants will become FRIAS fellows. Each fellow will receive an internationally attractive living allowance (junior: ca. 4.600 € per month pre-tax; senior: ca. 6.700 € per month pre-tax, additional regulations apply for applicants with unlimited work contracts at their home institution), a research cost contribution (theoretical sciences: up to 450 € per month, experimental sciences: up to 1.050 € per month), a budget for individual training, a travel allowance and a mobility allowance. Fellows accompanied by at least one child receive an additional monthly family allowance. Researchers who are awarded an FCFP Junior Fellowship are supported in their career development through supervision and mentoring arrangements.
FRIAS unites research in the humanities and social sciences, the natural and life sciences, engineering and medicine. It is the aim of the Institute to support academic exchange across existing boundaries: between disciplines, between different cultures and countries, between established and younger researchers. Furthermore, FRIAS engages in activities opening the research community to society and politics. Fellows will be part of this community and profit from the lively research environment of the university and its eleven faculties.
The institute provides its fellows with modern office space and an up-to-date infrastructure. Fellows have full access to all library services from one of the leading German university libraries. Special attention is given to fellows who plan to come to Freiburg together with their families. FRIAS makes every effort to provide tailor-made solutions with regard to suitable accommodation, child care and educational facilities.
FRIAS lies geographically close to both France and Switzerland and actively takes ad-vantage of the rich intellectual resources of this truly European region, with close research links to the universities of Basel (Switzerland) and Strasbourg (France), including the “Joint Fellowship Programme Freiburg-Strasbourg”, a joint initiative between FRIAS and the University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study (USIAS).
The FCFP call for applications is co-financed by the European Union through the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme “Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action, People, Co-funding of regional, national and international programs (COFUND)". The rules and ethical principles for Horizon 2020 and the state regulations apply.
The completed FCFP application form together with the required documents has to be uploaded on the application webpage for Senior Fellowships (https://frias.wufoo.eu/forms/fcfp-external-senior-fellowship-201819/) or Junior Fellowships (https://frias.wufoo.eu/forms/fcfp-junior-fellowships-201819/) and submitted by October 10, 2017; 24.00 h CET.
Information on the application and selection process (required documents, guidelines on eligibility, evaluation criteria, timeline and stages of the selection process) is provided at: https://www.frias.uni-freiburg.de/en/funding-programmes/cofund.
More information on FRIAS is available at: http://www.frias.uni-freiburg.de.
For further details please contact us at FRIAS: firstname.lastname@example.org
Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), University of Freiburg
Dr. Katrin Brandt