Leibniz - DAAD Research Fellowships, Germany

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“Leibniz – DAAD Research Fellowships is a new programme implemented by the “Leibniz Association” (Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz), and the “German Academic Exchange Service” (DAAD). The felloswhips offer highly-qualified recent foreign postdocs the opportunity to conduct special research at institutes of the Leibniz-Association in Germany.

The DAAD is a joint organisation of Germany’s higher education instituions and is mandated to promote international academic relations, especially through exchanges of students, academics and scientist. It is the internationalisation agency of Germany higher education institutions and simultaneously serves as a “mediator organisation” in the government’s foreign policy, European policy, development policy, and higher education policy. With a total budget of almost 348 million euro in 2009 the DAAD run over 250 programmes which were predominately funded by Germany’s federal government. Further information is available on the internet at www.daad.de

Leibniz Association
The Leibniz Association is the umbrella organisation for 87 institutions conducting research or providing scientific infrastructure. Some 7,100 scientists and scholars work in the humanities and social sciences, economics, spatial and life sciences as well as in mathematics, the natural and engineering sciences and in environmental research. Altogether, more than 16,000 people are employed at Leibniz Institutes, which have an annual budget of 1,3 billion euro. Further information is available on the Internet at: http://www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de

Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellows can do their research at one of the Leibniz-Institutes which are covered in the following (five) sections:

  • Section A: Humanities and Educational Research/ Geisteswissenschaften und Bildungsforschung
  • Section B: Economics, Social and Spatial Sciences/Wirtschaft- und Sozialwissenschaften, Raumwissenschaften
  • Section C: Life Sciences/ Lebenswissenschaften
  • Section D: Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Engineering/ Mathematik, Natur- und Ingenieurwissenschaften
  • Section E: Environmental Research/ Umweltwissenschaften Grants

Grants for Postdocs can be awarded for up to a maximum of 12 months. The grant includes:

  • a monthly instalment of 1.840,- EUR;
  • a monthly subsidy of 58 EUR for the insurance for health, accident and personal/private liability in Germany (53 EUR per month has to be covered by the fellowship holder);
  • a two-month German language course (if desired).

Application Requirements
At the time of their application, applicants for a Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowship should

  • be able to prove their outstanding study or research achievements,
  • have completed their studies with a PhD or equivalent degree (no more than two years should have passed since graduation),
  • have an excellent knowledge of English. A knowledge of German is advantageous.

Special note for applicants from the field of medicine: A university degree is considered equivalent to the German medical practice licence, the Approbation – that is proof of at least seven years of medical training and the licence to practice medicine in the home country.

Application Papers
Application papers must always be submitted in triplicate (if you submit them to the DAAD Jakarta) or duplicate (if you submit them to the DAAD Bonn). Incomplete papers will not be processed.

To apply, please use the form “Application for Research Grants and Study Scholarships” , downloadable from http://www.daadjkt.org/download.php?f=77989700a95abb679a53b8907c9f26be&

To complete your application, please enclose the following papers and documents:

  • abstract of the doctoral/PhD thesis (max. 3 pages),
  • list of publications if any, complete curriculum vitae,
  • two letters of reference from senior academics from the applicants field,
  • copies of academic degree certificates,
  • recent photograph (attached to the application form),
  • proof of English language skills (TOEFL 550/213/80; IELTS: 5.5),
  • description of the research project and
  • detailed work plan and schedule.

Please note: By applying for a fellowship within the Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships Programme you give your consent to the DAAD to forward your documents and your personal details to Leibniz Association and its relevant institutions. The DAAD and the Leibniz Association as well as the Leibniz Institutions will not pass on your details to third parties. The DAAD regrets to be unable to consider incomplete applications.

Applications must be submitted on or before the closing date 1st June 2011

DAAD Jakarta
Summitmas Bld 19th Floor
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 61-62
Jakarta 12190

Endah C. Anggoro
Tel: (021) 5252807
Fax: (021) 5252807
E-mail: Endah@daadjkt.org

Or Closing Date: 20th June 2011

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Section 522
Kennedyallee 50
53175 Bonn
Postfach 20 04 04
53134 Bonn

Ms Cordula Behrsing
Tel.: (049-228) 882-781
Fax: (049-228) 882-9781
E-Mail: behrsing@daad.de

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.


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