University of Konstanz Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Students in Germany, 2017



Offers are up for 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships in any discipline represented at the University of Konstanz to study in Germany. The Postdoctoral Fellowship is available to researchers regardless of their nationality and field of research.

Fellowships are awarded to develop and implement individual research projects.

The University of Konstanz is a research-oriented reform university that meets its social responsibilities by providing high-quality research and educational opportunities. It is committed to the basic idea behind a university, that in order to generate scientific knowledge, close links between research and teaching have to be established and maintained.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue the postdoctoral programme.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded any discipline.

Scholarship Award: Salary Scale 13 TV-L will be awarded.

Number of Scholarships: Three fellowships are available.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: Applicant Requirements for this Fellowship include:

  • Candidates must be in possession of a doctoral degree by September 1, 2017, and have acquired two years of postdoctoral research experience at most.
  • Candidates must not hold an academic permanent position, a professorship, or have a habilitation or equivalent (Venia legendi). Candidates with their own position funded by another program, which can be transferred to Konstanz, are also eligible.
  • Applicants must propose a research project that ties in with a discipline represented at the University of Konstanz. Applicants should contact potential mentors (Local Hosts) among the researchers at the University of Konstanz in order to ensure appropriate affiliation. Support from the department strengthens the application.

Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these fellowships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Candidates must be in possession of a doctoral degree by September 1, 2017, and have acquired two years of postdoctoral research experience at most.

English language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

How to Apply: All applications and supporting materials must be submitted in English via the Online Application Platform including reference number 2017/053. The required documents include a completed application form, a letter of motivation, research proposal, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and two letters of reference.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is June 13, 2017.

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