Funding/Dec 12, 2016

Joint Berlin-Jerusalem Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program, 2017–2019

Joint Berlin-Jerusalem Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program, 2017–2019 lead image

The Joint Berlin-Jerusalem Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program aims to promote research cooperation as a career track to leverage synergies between Freie Universität Berlin and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The two universities establish a joint Post-Doctoral Fellowship scheme with competitively awarded grants to foster the career development of young researchers. The goal of this initiative is to pool resources and attract highly promising postdoctoral researchers to the combined strengths of two renowned research universities working in partnership. The Joint Post-Doctoral Fellowship aims to empower PostDocs for their next career step at a leading international research university.

Each fellowship is to be awarded for 24 months, starting on October 1, 2017, and consists of two phases:

  • Phase 1: 12 months of research at Freie Universität Berlin;
  • Phase 2: 12 months of research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

(or vice versa).

The Fellowship is open to highly qualified researchers of all nationalities who received their Ph.D. no more than three years prior to the deadline of this call. Candidates who acquired their Ph.D. prior to that date may also apply if there was an eligible lapse in their research activity (e.g. family
responsibilities). The program is open to both internal and external candidates. Applicants holding a tenure or tenure-track faculty position are not eligible.

The call is open to all disciplines, thematic or subject areas that exist at both universities or are complementary.

The Fellowship applicant must identify two tenured faculty members, who will serve as host supervisors, one at each university, then contact the prospective hosts directly and include an endorsement letter from each of these two potential principal supervisors in the application.