DAHLEM POSTDOC FELLOWSHIPS provide funding for highly qualified postdoctoral fellows with at least six months of international research experience to conduct their own research within one of the university’s outstanding collaborative research projects. In addition, international research stays are supported in order to allow researchers to build up a full year of international research experience by the time they complete their DAHLEM POSTDOC FELLOWSHIP. Collaborative research projects in the Humanities and Social Sciences:

Excellence Cluster Topoi, Affective Societies, Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Center for Area Studies, Dahlem Humanities Center, Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies, Graduate School of East Asian Studies, Graduate School of North American Studies.

Fellows are given the opportunity to expand their academic profile by experiencing early independence combined with professional guidance. During their stay they are integrated into research groups and assigned a professor as scientific advisor.

As members of DAHLEM RESEARCH SCHOOL, Fellows benefit from a tailored qualification program and the opportunity to develop teaching and leadership skills. Furthermore, DAHLEM POSTDOC FELLOWS are supported in obtaining funding for follow-up research projects at Freie Universität Berlin.

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Each research fellowship will be awarded for 14 months. Applicants must submit a project plan based on the research fields/ key topics of the participating host research projects of Freie Universität Berlin.

Deadline for applications: March 15, 2017


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