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German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina: Leopoldina Post-doctoral Scholarship
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The programme is intended for outstanding junior post-doctoral scientists from Germany, Austria and Switzerland from the natural sciences and medical disciplines who already have their own research profile. If accepted, they have the opportunity to head their own projects at the most renowned international research institutions of their disciplines. German candidates are expected to opt for research facilities abroad. Austrian and Swiss scientists are only eligible for support, if they apply at a host institution in Germany. The programme's goal is for the scholars to return to their home countries after the completion of the scholarship and share the acquired knowledge at the local centres of research.
outstanding junior post-doctoral scientists from Germany, Austria and Switzerland from the natural sciences and medical disciplines
The period of time spent at the host institute is normally of one to two years.
The funding comprises a personal, customised full grant. This includes a basic grant (in accordance with the provisions of the German Research Foundation, DFG, for post-doctoral/research grants), additional allowances, if necessary (depending on marital status and host city) and a monthly allocation of EUR 250 for material and consumable expenses (travel costs, laboratory equipment etc.). Any costs that exceed these allowances should be listed and applied for separately within the application.
Please find the application forms and further information on the application procedure here
Applications can be submitted at any time.
- Application is possible up to seven years after completing a doctorate.
- proof of exceptional research aptitude
- evidence of an independent research profile
- proof of excellent achievements in previous academic work
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