The Freigeist-Fellowships are open for junior researchers in all disciplines. The Volkswagen Foundation supports with this fellowship junior researchers (up to 5 years of postdoctoral experience) working at the borders of neighbouring fields or disciplines. The ‘Freigeist’ initiative offers freedom for creative thinking, whilst at the same time providing security for at least 5 years and in the long run the opportunity to establish a career within a scientific research organization or university in Germany. The initiative even incorporates the possibility to apply for additional components during the funding period (e.g. funding of staff positions, travel expenses etc.).
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Applications must be submitted online via the Application Portal on the Volkswagen Foundation’s homepage:
Humanities and Social Sciences
Phone: +49 (0)511 8381-297
Natural and Engineering Science / Medicine
Dr. Silke Bertram
Phone: +49 (0)511 8381-289