This enables scientists and scholars from abroad with above average qualifications to spend extended periods of research in Germany. The research outline is carried out in cooperation with academic hosts at research institutions in Germany, which are of the applicant’s own choosing.

Applicants must have completed their doctorate less than twelve years ago, already have their own research profile and be working at least at the level of assistant professor or junior research group leader or have a record of several years of independent academic work. Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply.

The fellowship has a duration of 6 to 18 months and can be divided up into as many as three stays within three years. Fellowships are worth €3,150 per month, including a mobility lump sum and contribution towards health and liability insurance, plus a subsidy towards research costs of €800 per month for projects in the natural sciences and engineering or €500 per month for projects in the humanities and social sciences. Travel expenses, language fellowships, family and single-parent allowances, extension, a Europe allowance and alumni sponsorship are also available.

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