FEATURED JOB: Marie S. Curie FRIAS COFUND Fellowship Programme (FCFP), all disciplines, University of Freiburg, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS)

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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 and group fellowships.

The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies is offering Individual FCFP fellowships for the academic year 2023/24

Up to 15 FCFP fellowships are available to researchers from all nationalities and disciplines. 

  • Junior fellowships (completed PhD plus one to six years of post-doctoral experience) 

(12-month fellowships between September 1st, 2023 and August 31st, 2024)

  • Senior fellowships (completed PhD plus a minimum of six years of post-doctoral     experience or a tenured professorship or equivalent permanent position)

(3- to 10-month fellowships between September 1st, 2023 and August 31st, 2024)

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. 

In general, all fellowships will be awarded to individuals with challenging and innovative research projects of top academic quality through a highly competitive, strictly merit-based selection process (expected success rate: ~15% of eligible applications). The all-important selection criterion is 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.

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. 

Successful applicants will become FRIAS fellows. Each fellow will receive an internationally attractive salary (Junior: ca. 4.600 € per month pre-tax; Senior: W3-equivalent professorial salary, ca. 7.000 € 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.

FRIAS unites research in the humanities and social sciences, the natural and life sciences, engineering, and medicine. The Institute supports academic exchange across existing boundaries: between disciplines, between different cultures and countries, between established and younger researchers. 

The institute provides its fellows with modern office spaces 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. 

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)" and the State of Baden-Württemberg. 

Please upload the completed FCFP application form together with the required documents via the application portal for Senior fellowships (https://www.frias.uni-freiburg.de/fcfp-senior-fellowships)  or Junior fellowships (https://www.frias.uni-freiburg.de/fcfp-junior-fellowships) and submit the complete application by August 15th, 2022; 24.00 h CET.

Information on the programme, the application and the 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

For further details please contact us at FRIAS via e-mail fcfp-fellowships@frias.uni-freiburg.de.