DRS HONORS Fellowships in Germany

Each year, up to ten DRS HONORS Fellowships available students undertaking PhD program at Dahlem Research School. Eligible candidates should have submitted his or her dissertation at least six months before the deadline. A range of interesting benefits will be given to each of the successful applicants including a-monthly allowance amounting up to 1,750 Euros. To apply, the application packet must be submitted no later than 31 July or 31 January each year.

Fellowship Description
The HONORS Program aims to support junior researchers in the transition to their first postdoctoral position or in developing their own research project for their first third-party funded research project. During the program, fellows receive extensive personalized support along with access to the DRS professional qualification programs, with the objective of aiding fellows in developing their own research project and obtaining longer-term funding or to apply for a postdoctoral position.

Award Value
Each of the successful fellows will receive benefit of a monthly allowance amounting uo to 1,750 Euros.

Level and Area of Studies
Doctoral degree in any subject.

Place of Study
The study can be taken in Germany.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Candidates may apply if they are members of one of the doctoral programs of Dahlem Research School and
  • they have submitted their dissertation or defended their dissertation no longer than 6 months before the application deadline
  • they completed their doctoral studies within 3.5 years (time between begin of studies and submission of dissertation). In exceptional circumstances a duration of up to 4.5 years may be accepted.
  • their supervisor provides a reference letter in which the quality of the dissertation is evaluated
  • they are supported by a professor of Freie Universität Berlin who agrees to act as scientific advisor during the time of the fellowship
  • they have developed and propose an interdisciplinary and innovative research project
  • In order to strengthen the academic networks of Freie Universität Berlin, collaborative research projects with existing or potential partner institutions are highly welcome.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

Application Instruction
All eligible candidates are advised to visit the application link below to see the detail guidance of application procedure.

Submission Deadline
31 July or 31 January on annual basis.

Contact Details
For questions regarding the DRS Fellowship Program please contact the DRS Fellowship Team at fellowship-drs@fu-berlin.de

Website and Application Link

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