Postdoc Scholarship in Germany

A postdoc studentship is available at Leibniz. The duration of this scholarship is 1 year. All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply for this studentship. The deadline for applying is March 16, 2015. 

The Leibniz – DAAD Research Fellowship programme is jointly carried out by the Leibniz Association and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Leibniz-DAAD fellowships offer highly-qualified, international postdoctoral researchers, who have recently completed their doctoral studies, the opportunity to conduct research at a Leibniz Institute of their choice in Germany.

Leibniz-DAAD Fellowship Program includes a monthly instalment of € 2,000, a combined health, accident and personal liability insurance in Germany, a research allowance of € 460 per annum and a two-months German language course in Germany (if desired).

Fellowships include:
- a monthly instal lment of € 2,000
- a combined health, accident and personal liability insurance in Germany,.
- a research allowance of € 460 per annum and.
- a two-months German language course in Germany (if desired).

Fellowships can be awarded for 12 months.

Application Requirements
Eligibility: At the time of application (date of signing of the application form) applicants for a LeibnizDAAD Research Fellowship must neither hold German nationality nor have resided in Germany for more than six months.

Applicants should:
- be able to prove their outstanding academic or research achievements,.
- have completed their studies with a PhD or equivalent qualification (no more than two years should have passed since graduation) and.
- have excellent knowledge of English.

How to apply?
Applicants must submit the following documents in duplicate by post.
- Completed Application for Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships form; curriculum vitae; list of publications (if any);
- Description of the research project (max3 pages);
- Detailed work plan and timeline (max. 1 page)
- Abstract of the doctoral thesis (max 3 pages);
- Two letters of recommendation, which should be written by scholars of the applicant ’s own choice and must be enclosed in sealed envelopes or sent by the referees directly to the DAAD head office in Bonn by the closing date for applications;
- Copies of all academic degree certificates and transcripts of records with certified translations into English or German;
- English language certificate (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS) or confirmation of the English language skills by a university teacher of the applicant 's own choice.

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