Freie Universität Berlin Post-Doctoral Fellowships for International Students, 2017

Dahlem Research School offers 15 Postdoc Fellowships, 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.

Scholarship Benefits: 

 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.

  • Employment contract at level TV-L FU E13 (which refers to the collective agreement for the public area of Berlin and translates into an annual net salary of approx. 25.600 to 33.400 Euro, depending on previous work experience and marital status)
  • Social security and health insurance included
  • An annual research allowance (3.600 Euro for office based/7.200 Euro for field-tripbased/ 10.800 Euro for lab based projects)
  • Travel allowance for research stays of up to six months at an international research institution
  • One-time reimbursement of travel costs when moving to Berlin.


The call is open to experienced researchers of all disciplines and all nationalities who

  • hold a doctoral degree (the dissertation must already be submitted and proof of thismust be available by the application deadline)
  • completed their doctoral degree no longer than four years prior to the deadline (thedate on the doctoral certificate applies)
  • have at least six months international research experience, three months of which must be an uninterrupted stay.

Application Method: To apply, please register with the DRS online application platform (on the DRS webpage), fill out the online application form and upload all required documents. Incomplete applications and applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Deadline:  15th March, 2017.

For more information, visit the official site.