Two (2) Joint Post-Doctoral Fellowships are offered for highly qualified, early career post-doctoral researchers. Each fellowship is to be awarded for 24 months, starting on October 1, 2017, and consists of two phases:
Phase 1: 12 months of research at Freie Universität Berlin
Phase 2: 12 months of research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
(or vice versa)
The Post-Doctoral Fellows will conduct their research projects under the joint supervision of Freie Universität and Hebrew University experienced researchers.
The call is open to all disciplines, thematic or subject areas that exist at both universities or are complementary.
The Fellowship applicant must identify two tenured faculty members, who will serve as host supervisors, one at each university, then contact the prospective hosts directly and include an endorsement letter from each of these two potential principal supervisors in the application.
A monthly stipend of 2,000 Euro and a one-time relocation allowance (2,000 Euro).
The Post-Doctoral Fellows will further be eligible to apply for travel funding and have access to the Researcher Development Program of the Dahlem Research School at Freie Universität.
Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria
The Fellowship is open to highly qualified researchers of all nationalities who received their Ph.D. no more than three years prior to the deadline of this call. Candidates who acquired their Ph.D. prior to that date may also apply if there was an eligible lapse in their research activity (e.g. family responsibilities). The program is open to both internal and external candidates. Applicants holding a tenure or tenure-track faculty position are not eligible.
The criteria for the selection of the grantees will be based on the academic excellence of the applicant, the quality of the proposed research project, the compelling demonstration of the anticipated synergy of a joint Post-Doc, and the commitment of the respective supervisors at both universities. The excellent research proposal should include a research plan that indicates where the Fellow will commence the post-doctoral research and how the project will profit from the research environments of both institutions. The research proposed must therefore be significantly distinct from or add significantly to the related doctoral thesis and clearly demonstrate the expected results of a joint Post-Doc.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2017 (Applications submitted after this date will not be considered).
Applications must include:
- Research proposal and time plan (max. 10 pages in total including all references/figures/tables).
- Concise Curriculum Vitae with a list of principal publications (max. 4 pages in total).
- Two recommendation letters (including one from the applicant’s doctoral supervisor) – can be sent directly to the below coordinators if the referees prefer.
- Two explicit endorsement letters by the potential host supervisors at Freie Universität Berlin and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, including detailed reference to the added value for the research project, the benefits stemming from their joint supervision, and a clear statement of commitment regarding the physical and intellectual research environment that the supervisors will provide to the fellow.
Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
The complete application (in pdf format, one file) should be submitted simultaneously by email to:
Limor Levy, International Office, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem:
Judith Winkler, Center for International Cooperation, Freie Universität Berlin:
Please direct all further inquiries to the above contact persons.