5-year ZIF Marie Curie research Fellowships
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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 Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz offers up to
five (5) ZIF Marie Curie 5-year Research Fellowships
to develop and implement individual research projects.
The Zukunftskolleg provides a professional infrastructure and an appropriate workplace for conducting research. Fellows have the opportunity to benefit from a variety of career development measures, including the University of Konstanz’s Academic Staff Development and Research Support offices. Fellows may nominate recognized experts in their field of research as senior Fellows, who will be invited to Konstanz for a research stay of one to nine months. Each Fellow receives a research allowance. Furthermore, a pool is available for funding cooperative projects, research assistants, travel, and equipment purchases. Each Fellow is a member of both a university department and the Zukunftskolleg.
•Candidates must be in possession of a doctoral degree;
•Candidates must not hold a permanent position, a professorship, or have an habilitation or equivalent (Venia legendi);
•Candidates with their own position funded by another program, which can be transferred to Konstanz, are also eligible (other EU funding is not eligible);
•Applicants must propose a research project that ties in with a discipline represented at the University of Konstanz (applicants are encouraged to contact potential mentors among the Professors at the University of Konstanz in order to ensure appropriate affiliation);
•Applicants must not have had their main residence in Germany for more than 12 months during the three years prior to the application deadline;
•All ethical issues raised by a proposed project (if applicable) must be described in the project outline.
•Candidates must already have secured a research grant of at least 50,000 € or an equivalent amount of funding to be used for their research while at the Zukunftskolleg;
Fellows are selected on the basis of their academic excellence, the quality and topicality of their research project outline, personal aptitude with regard to leadership and team skills, and interdis-ciplinary interest. International experience in teaching or research, and a strong interest in interdisciplinary topics are desirable.
Applications are evaluated in a three-stage process:
1. Eligibility check and pre-selection based on the written application;
2. Further selection based on independent peer reviews.
3. Personal assessment of the remaining candidates by the Recruitment Committee in the interdisciplinary Workshop on Future Research Directions, to be held at the University of Konstanz in January 2015.
Nr of positions available : 5
More Experienced researcher or >10 yrs (Senior)
Established Researcher (R3)
English is the working language at the Zukunftskolleg. Classes in German are also offered. All benefits (health, social security etc.) as part of the German tarif agreement are offered on these positions.
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