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Postdoc Research Fellow at University of Konstanz

A postdoc fellowship is available at University of Konstanz. The duration of this scholarship is 5 years. All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply. Applications are invited up to May 18, 2015.

The University of Konstanz, with its "Institutional Strategy to promote Top-Level Research," has been receiving continuous funding since 2007 within the framework of the Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Governments. The Zukunftskolleg is a central scientific institution of the University of Konstanz for the promotion of young researchers in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, and is an integral component of the institutional strategy "Model Konstanz — Towards a Culture of Creativity. The Zukunftskolleg forms a platform for interdisciplinary discourse between distinguished researchers in Germany and abroad, and provides them with resources for obtaining extramural funding. The Marie Curie call for applications is part of the Zukunftskolleg Incoming Fellowship Program (ZIF) and is financed by the Seventh Framework Program (FP7) Marie Curie Actions – People (co-funding of regional, national and international programs), the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the University of Konstanz.
Benefits
The 5-Year Research Fellowship consists of an employment contract with the University of Konstanz in accordance with the public sector staff tariffs of the federal states (TV-L; depending on personal qualifications and up to salary group 14 TV-L).
Duration
Fellowships are awarded for a period of five years.
Application Requirements
- Applicants must have a doctoral degree;
- Applicants can not currently hold a permanent position as full professor, or the equivalent of the German venia legendi ("Habilitation").
- Applicants must have already secured a research grant of at least 50,000 Euros or an equivalent amount of funding to be used for their research while at the Zukunftskolleg Funding from other EU sources (such as ERC grants or other Marie Curie funding) is not eligible;
- Candidates with their own position funded by another program, which can be transferred to Konstanz, are also eligible;
- Applicants must submit all required documents by the specified deadline, including two letters of reference;
- Selection Criteria: The applications are selected in a three stage process: Eligibility check and pre-selection; International external peer-review and Interdisciplinary Workshop on Future Research Directions at the University of Konstanz.
- All required documents should be in pdf format.
- The following materials are required to submit the application
How to apply?
The 5-Year Research Fellowship consists of an employment contract with the University of Konstanz in accordance with the public sector staff tariffs of the federal states (TV-L; depending on personal qualifications and up to salary group 14 TV-L). Applications should be submitted via online application portal.
- A complete application form;
- Motivation Letter (1 page max);
- Curriculum Vitae.
- Copies of all relevant degree certificates.
- Writing Sample (max ca. 30 pages).
- Two letters of reference.
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