The programme is intended for highly qualified scientists and scholars of all disciplines.
The fellowship enables early-career post-doctoral researchers who completed their doctorate less than 4 years ago to realize a long-term research project (6 to 24 months) of their own design in cooperation with an academic host they have chosen at a research institution in Germany. The research must deal with issues of major relevance to the future development of the applicant's home country or region of origin.
Doctorate or comparable academic degree (Ph.D., C.Sc. or equivalent), completed less than 4 years prior to the date of application. Candidates who have nearly completed their doctoral degrees are eligible to apply provided that they submit the manuscript of their dissertation or publications containing the results of their dissertation, however, at the earliest, 6 months prior to the completion of their dissertation.
The fellowship is worth 2,670 EUR per month. The amount includes a mobility lump sum and payments towards health- and liability insurances + additional benefits (see website
Links to the application forms and further information on the application procedure can be found here
. Applications can be submitted at any time. The Selection Committee responsible for reviewing applications to this programme meets every February, June and October.