Junior researchers can establish their own working groups and spend 5 years working on a high-profile, innovative research project of their choice at a research institution in Germany.
Who can apply?
Postdocs from abroad with
- a doctorate or a comparable academic degree completed with distinction less than 6 years ago
- cutting-edge academic achievements documented by a comprehensive list of academic publications that were peer-reviewed according to international standards
- a good knowledge of German or English
Applicants must present a detailed expert report from the academic host as well as a confirmation from the host institution. Applicants should not have previously held a leadership position in Germany.
Type and extent of funding
Funding of up to 1.65 million euros to realise the approved research project; extensive alumni sponsorship.
Applications are expected to become possible from spring 2019. Applications can be submitted online. You can access the online application form on the programme website (see link below).