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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).

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.

Mobility Grants for PreDocs, PostDocs and Research Assistants

The French Embassy in Germany offer funding for a research stay in France lasting up to three months between May 1st and December 31st, 2023. Deadline for applications: March 26th, 2023