The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) is the University of Freiburg's international research college. The Institute supports innovative research projects through individual fellowships. It is at the center of a very active research community and has since its creation in 2008 acquired an international reputation for academic excellence.
- Junior fellowships (completed PhD plus one to six years of post-doctoral experience)
- Senior fellowships (completed PhD plus a minimum of six years of post-doctoral experience or a tenured professorship or equivalent permanent position)
Junior: ca. 4.600 € per month pre-tax; Senior: W3-equivalent professorial salary, ca. 7.000 € per month pre-tax
candidates must fulfill all of (1) the formal eligibility criteria and (2) the basic academic quality criteria.
1. Formal eligibility criteria
2. Basic academic quality criteria
Minimum requirements for publication record:
listed in Web of Knowledge (Thomson Reuters).
Humanities and social sciences:
in peer-reviewed, internationally recognized journals, or chapters in peer-reviewed edited volumes, or peer-reviewed monographs (counted as three publications).
Textbooks, reprints, book reviews and editorial publications as well as submitted manuscripts not accepted for publication before the application deadline do not count. Proof of acceptance is required for accepted manuscripts. Time off for family, medical reasons or non-academic professional activities will not be counted as part of the relevant period (the effective elapsed time is calculated in accordance with the ERC Standard Eligibility Conditions).
Applicants from the disciplines mathematics and engineering may request to be exempted from this requirement but must then provide additional evidence that their research output is high. A decision concerning such a request will be taken on an individual basis.
Minimum requirements regarding the international mobility of the candidate:
Depending on the length of career, the applicant's development as evidenced by the CV should meet today's standards of international mobility or indicate some other sign of international involvement.
How to Apply
Apply for Junior fellowship here)
Apply for Senior fellowship) here
Applicants complete and submit the application form. After sending the application form they need to register. After registration, they can edit the application form, upload the required annexes as detailed below, and complete the ethical issues questionnaire. All required documents should be in pdf format. After the final submission of the documents, the applicants will receive an acknowledgment of receipt. To view the application data and documents the applicants log in their application portal account.
The following materials (in English) are required to submit the application:
Formatting: font Arial, 11 pt, line spacing 1.5, all margins 2.5 cm.
Page limits may not be exceeded.
All required documents should be in pdf format.
1. Cover page (max. 1 page).
1. Title, name (last, first), e-mail address, link to a webpage (optional)
2. Date of the doctorate (PhD defense)
3. Current institution (Name of institution/city/country)
4. Research field
5. Project title
6. Envisaged period of research stay at FRIAS (ESF only)
7. The two most important reasons for choosing FRIAS at the University of Freiburg as a host for the research project.
8. Established contacts at Freiburg University (name, department; where applicable: host laboratory).
2. Project proposal (max. 6 pages).
The compulsory structure of the project proposal is as follows:
1. Research field, title and short abstract of the research project.
2. Aims, theoretical framework and methodology of the project.
3. Work plan and feasibility (time schedule and projected costs).
4. Innovative potential, originality and relevance of the project.
5. Added value of conducting research at FRIAS and the University of Freiburg (both for the applicant and the local research community).
6. Issues concerning research ethics.
7. Bibliographical reference
In exceptional cases and only after consultation the the project proposal can be formulated in German or French.
3. CV in tabular form (max. 2 pages), incl. contact details of two referees (only in the junior scheme).
For the compulsory structure of the CV please use the CV template you can download in the applicant's account.
4. Publication list (in the senior scheme: especially of the last ten years) highlighting the most important publications and the most important project-specific publications (max. 2 pages).
5. Completed ethical issues table (questionnaire in the applicant's account, mandatory for all disciplines).
Just for information purposes – pdf copies of the CV Template and the Ethical Issues Table are provided here (CV Template, Ethical Issues Table).
Official website (www.uni-freiburg.de/forschung-en).
Phone no: +49 761 203 97351
Get the latest posts delivered right to your inbox.