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Announcements for Early Career Researchers

The Department of Political and Social Sciences has set up a research fund for which junior researchers in the department can apply and which is awarded by the Dean's Office of the Department.
Further funds to support the mobility and/or further education of junior researchers will be transferred to the institutes of the department from the summer semester of 2022. The aim of this measure is to support the budget-financed academic staff (praedocs and postdocs) of the institutes, among other things, with conference trips and further training measures. Eligible for support are those academic staff members whose positions are at least 50% budget-financed. Employees in externally funded projects are excluded from support.
The allocation is to be regulated by the Institute's management together with representatives of the respective junior researchers.
In addition to that external institutions provide us with information on their announcements of funds, colloquia, grants or vacancies they wish to share with our young scientists.

On this web page we would like to share current information on any announcement that has been brought to our attention with you.


External Announcements

Information on Announcements of Doctoral Grants and Postdoctoral Grants provided by the Gateway for Doctoral Candidates.

Minerva Scholarship Programme for Research Stays in Israel and Germany

The Minerva Scholarship Programme is the oldest of the existing programmes to promote German-Israeli cooperation. The funding of the programme by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research finally made it possible to include Israeli universities in the exchange programme.
Today, the Minerva Fellowship Program is open to scholars from all German and Israeli universities and non-university research institutions as well as from all disciplines.
Long-term scholarships:
Each year, around 40 fellowships are awarded to young researchers from Israel and Germany for a research stay at a host institution in the other country. Both doctoral students and
Postdocs can be supported. The funding period is usually six months to two years, for doctoral students up to a maximum of three years.
Application deadline: twice a year in January and June (deadlines are published on the homepage).
Short-term scholarships:
So-called Minerva Short Term Grants for stays between one week and one year
Eight weeks give young German and Israeli junior researchers the opportunity to make initial contact with partners in the host country. Participation in seminars and workshops is also possible.
Application deadline: twice a year in May and November (deadlines are published on the homepage).

Université franco-allemande - Call for proposals 2022 for the promotion of scientific events for young researchers
Research workshops, summer schools
With the aim of networking scientists and intensifying the Franco-German scientific dialogue, the Franco-German University (DFH) supports Franco-German events for young scientists (PhD students or postdocs). In justified cases, master students or students of comparable level may also participate in the funded events.
The aim of this call for proposals is to promote the exchange of ideas and the scientific dialogue on an interdisciplinary, Franco-German and European level. It makes it possible to launch and give visibility to events that could subsequently give rise to other forms of Franco-German cooperation.
Application deadline: 15 March 2022, 15 June 2022 and 15 October 2022.
"Small Subjects"
Small subjects, whether by nature, history or development, have a relatively small number of students and scholars in research and teaching and therefore often do not gain the visibility they deserve. However, they contribute greatly to the exchange of ideas and education in higher education. They cover a wide range of areas in which Franco-German synergies exist and can develop. Germany and France have already begun to look more closely at these subjects in order to better promote them:
The aim of the present call for proposals for the funding of scientific events for young researchers in the field of small subjects is to promote the exchange of ideas and dialogue on an interdisciplinary, Franco-German and European level. It makes it possible to launch and give visibility to events that could subsequently give rise to other forms of Franco-German cooperation.
Application deadline: 15 March 2022, 15 June 2022 and 15 October 2022.

"One Health"
The health crisis triggered by the Covid 19 pandemic not only claimed numerous victims worldwide, but also had a serious impact on healthcare and overall patient care. Health systems were stretched to their limits, and the international community's efforts to find solutions in record time were put to the test. This historic health crisis has raised quite a few questions that can be located in the field of "One Health", especially due to the broad scientific relevance of the pandemic for different research fields.
The aim of the present call for funding for scientific events for young scientists is to promote the exchange of ideas and dialogue on this topic at an interdisciplinary, Franco-German and European level. It makes it possible to launch and make visible events that could subsequently give rise to other forms of Franco-German cooperation.
Application Deadline: 15 March 2022, 15 June 2022 and 15 October 2022.

Hanns Lilje Foundation Award 2023 in the area of "The importance of science, technology and business for life"
The Hanns Lilje Foundation invites applications for the 2022 Freedom and Responsibility Foundation Award in the area of "The importance of science, technology and business for life". Outstanding scientists and scholars as well as successful initiatives and effective projects are eligible to apply. Special interest is shown in future-oriented topics, questions and approaches to solutions.
The Hanns Lilje Foundation Prize Freedom and Responsibility is awarded in two categories:
Science Prize 10,000 €
for outstanding scientific qualification work in all fields (doctorate and habilitation)
Initiative Award 10,000 €
for successful initiatives and projects of outstanding significance
Application deadline: 1 December 2022

Young Academy
As of now, outstanding young scientists and artists from all disciplines can apply for membership in the Junge Akademie. The Junge Akademie has a constant membership of 50; every year ten of its members leave and ten are newly admitted.
The Junge Akademie was founded in 2000 as the world's first academy for outstanding young scientists by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Since then, it has opened up interdisciplinary, science-political and societal scope for its members. It supports committed young scientists and artists who enjoy collaborative intellectual work and interdisciplinary exchange, both through financial means for the realization of projects and through a constantly growing network from all disciplines and the arts.
The call for members 2023 is addressed to young scientists* and artists* who have a PhD or an artistic qualification work. The date of the final examination of this work should be at least three, but no longer than seven years ago. Applicants should also have a sound knowledge of German.
Applications can be submitted online until November 15, 2022.

Funding Options for Displaced Scholars
We have received an overview of funding opportunities for refugees from the International Department. Especially the new EU program MSCA4 Ukraine might be of interest for some. Please follow the link.

Further Training

Una Europa - Call for Proposals
The Cultural Heritage and the Twenty-First Century City. Research Horizons.
Doctoral Workshop on Urban Cultural Heritage.
Madrid, 21-25 November 2022
Una Europa brings together 11 major European universities: Freie Universität Berlin, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie, University of Edinburgh, University of Helsinki, KU Leuven, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, University Coillege Dublin, Universiteit Leiden, Universität Zürich and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Una Europa is one of the 17 European alliances selected by the European Commission for a 3-year funding project called 1Europe (2019-2022).
The aim of the workshop is to bring together PhD students and scholars from across Una Europa universities. The workshop is part of the training activities of the Una Europa Cultural Heritage Doctorate (https://una-her-doc.una-europa.eu/overview), but it is open to doctoral students enrolled in any of the European alliance universities. It intends to offer participants insights from different backgrounds, to contribute to their education through a transdisciplinary approach and to create synergies with industry and the private sector in the field of Cultural Heritage.
Deadline for applications: 30 September 2022. EXTENDED

European policy training trip to Brussels
- Are you a doctoral student in an advanced phase of your doctorate or a PostDoc at the FU Berlin?
- Have you always been interested in European institutions?
- Would you like to know what funding opportunities the EU offers for academics?
- Are you wondering how you can communicate your knowledge to political and social actors in Europe and beyond?

Then we cordially invite you to our European policy training trip to Brussels to learn more about European research policy, research funding opportunities and science communication and to exchange ideas with local experts.
Please submit your short letter of motivation as a PDF document by 23 October 2022 by email to victoria.abakumovskikh@fu-berlin.de.


European Research Council
Department VI C would like to cordially invite you to this year's information event for female scientists on the funding of research projects by the European Research Council (ERC).
This English-language webinar, jointly organised by Charité, HU, TU and FU, will take place on 8 November 2022 from 12:30-14:30.
The ERC funds excellent, groundbreaking basic-oriented research and provides funding of between €1.5 and €2.5 million for a period of up to five years.
Further information on the programme can be found here:
Application deadline: 4 November 2022