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Jena Excellence Fellowship Programm

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Jena Excellence Fellowship Programme

The purpose of the fellowship programme is to promote the exchange and dialogue between scientists from abroad and scientists from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and to intensify international collaborations. The programme is open to senior fellows and advanced postdocs who want to do research at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. All professors of the University can nominate potential fellows.  Every year, approximately four senior fellowships and four postdoctoral fellowships are awarded.

The Welcome Point of the University is responsible for coordinating the University-wide advertisement of the programme.

What does the fellowship programme comprise?

  • monthly stipend of €4,600 for postdocs and €5,800 for senior fellows
  • funding duration: four weeks to six months (can be extended to 12 months)
  • fellows are provided with a monthly lump sum payment to cover material and accommodation costs and with an allowance for health and liability insurance

Additional benefits:

  • travel allowance to cover the cost of one return journey to and from Jena
  • monthly allowance of up to €300 for the hosting institution to cover project costs
  • centrally organized welcome package for fellows (assistance in finding accommodation and placing children in schools and day care, tutoring service, language courses, organization of short visits to other German universities for networking, establishing contact and matching fellows with businesses in the region, family programme to discover the region)

Funding schemes:

  • “Tandem” Fellowship for an established scientist working together with a postdoc
  • “Klausur” Fellowship for a team of maximum four scientists from different countries
  • “Impuls” Fellowship for a distinguished figure who plans and organizes high-profile events
  • “Zukunfts” Fellowship to recruit new professors
  • “Freiraum” Fellowship for carrying out a large-scale research project


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07743 Jena
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