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ERC Preparative Fellowship

Bielefeld University
Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen (DE)
Salary (TV-L pay grade E13) + consumables and travel costs flatrate of € 5,000
Closing date
Oct 22, 2023

As a university internationally regarded for its top-level research and innovative teaching concepts, Bielefeld University makes a significant contribution to a progressive and participatory knowledge society. It is an attractive, family-friendly place to work and study and is characterised by an open communication culture, lived interdisciplinarity, diversity and freedom for personal development.

Bielefeld University was founded in 1969 with an explicit research assignment and a mission to provide high-quality research-oriented teaching. With around 25,000 students, the University currently encompasses 14 faculties. As a 'Volluniversität' (full university), it offers a differentiated range of disciplines in the humanities, natural sciences, technology as well as in medicine.

In the renowned Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Bielefeld University is Number 20 among the top universities under 50 years old in the world, and Number 17 in Germany.

To promote excellent academics who are at the beginning of their independent research career, Bielefeld University offers 2 “ERC preparative Fellowships” in form of research associate positions for external researchers who are currently not employed at Bielefeld University.

These positions will offer successful candidates the opportunity to further develop their independent research and to prepare their ERC Starting grant application with Bielefeld University as host institution. The development of an individual research profile and relevant academic skills is considered part of this process.

You will find further information about the application process here:


Name: Dr. Alice Merca

Phone: +49 521 106 3964


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