ZUKOnnect Fellowships for Early-career Researchers at University of Konstanz, Germany
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ZUKOnnect Fellowships for Early-career Researchers at University of Konstanz, Germany

Germany 24 Feb 2021

ABOUT THE INSTITUTION

Established in 1966, Universität Konstanz (University of Konstanz) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Konstanz (population range of
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OPPORTUNITY DETAILS

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Deadline
24 Feb 2021
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The Zukunftskolleg has launched a new call for “ZUKOnnect Fellowships for Scholars from Africa, Asia and Latin America”. This fellowship can build a first bridge to the German and European academic system, we also encourage doctoral students in their last year to apply. The Zukunftskolleg will not offer employment contracts for ZUKOnnect Fellows.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • You originate and work in a country of Latin America, Asia or Africa.
  • You hold a doctorate (max. 2 year of postdoctoral experience) OR are a doctoral student in your last year.
  • You do not hold a permanent professorship, nor do you have a Habilitation or equivalent (Venia legendi).
  • Your research project should tie in with one of the disciplines represented at the University of Konstanz.
  • You should name a researcher at the University of Konstanz with whom you intend to collaborate (no need to contact person(s) in advance),
  • Preference will be given to applicants who plan to team up with one of our current Zukunftskolleg Fellows.

Obligations for visiting researchers

  • You will live in Konstanz or nearby throughout the ZUKOnnect Fellowship (the Welcome Centre of the University of Konstanz will offer support with all organizational aspects of relocating to Konstanz);
  • You will actively contribute to the interdisciplinary dialogue at the Zukunftskolleg during the weekly Jour Fixe meetings (during semester);
  • You will interact with fellows and researchers in relevant departments at the University of Konstanz;
  • You will give a presentation in a seminar or a public lecture;
  • You will acknowledge Zukunftskolleg support in any publications resulting from the stay;
  • You will write a short report on your activities and achievements (within 6 months of completing your
    ZUKOnnect Fellowship).

Offered Benefits

  • A stipend of 1.200€/ month for doctoral students and 2.000€/month for postdoctoral researchers (following DAAD guidelines)
  • Standard expenses for economy-class travel to Konstanz and back.
  • Access to events organized by the Zukunftskolleg;
  • Access to library resources;
  • Access to IT services;
  • Access to research support services (via Research Support);
  • After the research stay at the Zukunftskolleg, ZUKOnnect Fellows can extend their affiliation with a digital fellowship for additional 6 months.

Application Process

Please submit your application documents in English as PDF files via our online application portal. The reference number is 2020/232. Applications should include:

  • A letter of motivation (including your objectives for the research stay at the Zukunftskolleg and an explanation of how your research ties in with the research landscape at the university) (maximum 2 pages)
  • Short description or summary of your current research project (maximum 3 pages incl. bibliography)
  • A detailed work and time plan for your on-campus research stay
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Relevant certificates (doctoral certificate OR a letter from your doctoral supervisor confirming the status of your doctoral thesis)
  • One academic letter of reference, on official letterhead paper and signed by the respective reviewer

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