Junior and Senior Fellowship Programme 2021

Bayreuth (Stadt), Bayern (DE)
Junior fellowships award sum: € 30,000; Senior fellowships award sum: € 50,000
July 21 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

University of Bayreuth
Centre of International Excellence
“Alexander von Humboldt”

Call for Applications

Application deadline: October 4, 2020


Senior and Junior Fellowship Programme 2021
– open to all disciplines –

The University of Bayreuth Centre of International Excellence “Alexander von Humboldt” promotes excellent research at the University of Bayreuth (UBT) and advances the internationalisation of research and networking with the best universities worldwide.

Effective immediately, the Centre is offering a Fellowship Programme for the year 2021

Senior Fellowships:
Award sum: € 50,000
(more than six years of post-doctoral experience)

Junior Fellowships:
Award sum: € 30,000
(up to six years of post-doctoral experience)


The Fellow will have the awarded sum at their disposal for covering all costs of project realisation.

International Excellence – Programme Goals

The Centre supports academic exchange across existing boundaries: between disciplines, between different cultures and countries, between established and younger researchers. Furthermore, the Centre engages in activities, opening the research community to society and politics. A successful applicant will become a Fellow at the Centre and profit from the lively research environment of the university and its seven faculties. Applicants are encouraged to learn about the University of Bayreuth’s focus areas and research strengths (https://www.profilfelder.uni-bayreuth.de/en/index.html).

Experience Bayreuth – Collaboration with Local Host

We invite the Fellow to carry out their own research projects in Germany in cooperation with a local host at the UBT. Prior to submission of the application, applicants are required to identify a host in Bayreuth with whom they aim to carry out their research project. The local host provides their Fellow with modern office and lab space and an up-to-date infrastructure. Applications are welcome from all disciplines, although exceptions apply. The total support period of approximately three to six months can be divided into several stages.

Candidate Requirements

We award the Fellowship to individuals from abroad with challenging and innovative research projects of top academic quality through a highly competitive, strictly merit-based selection process. The all-important selection criteria are the academic excellence of both the applicant and the cooperative project. For more information on the application and selection process (required documents, guidelines on eligibility, hosts, evaluation criteria, timeline and stages of the selection process) see Application Guidelines for Fellowships (https://www.humboldt-centre.uni-bayreuth.de/en/downloads/index.html).

Application Deadline

Please submit your complete application via our online form (https://forms.uni-bayreuth.de/formcycle/form/provide/1012/1/?lang=en) by October 4, 2020.

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