Application deadline: March 14, 2021
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 and group formats. It is at the centre of a very active research community and enjoys an international reputation for academic excellence.
The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Freiburg, Germany supported by the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation offers two 2-year Junior Fellowships within the “Young Academy for Sustainability Research” between October 1, 2021 and September 30, 2023
The University of Freiburg is going to launch the “Young Academy for Sustainability” in spring 2021 with the objective of hosting the world’s finest post-doctoral talents to undertake frontier research in the field of sustainability at the University of Freiburg. The “Young Academy for Sustainability Research” is funded by the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation and provides two 2-year anchor junior fellowships, including an attractive salary, a research cost contribution and conference grants as well as other benefits.
The fellows will have the opportunity to live in a vibrant city, work at a leading global university, and conduct research in an academic community that strives for excellence and impact. The Fellowships offer a unique opportunity for outstanding junior researchers who wish to make major contributions to the emerging field of sustainability science and related grand societal challenges.
The fellowships are addressed to post-doctoral scholars who wish to make major contributions to the emerging field of sustainability science
Typical candidates will be exceptional postdoctoral scientists who must have demonstrated outstanding intellectual quality. Original and innovative ideas to tackle emerging, complex problems and the courage to open new research frontiers are essential. The all-important selection criteria are the academic excellence of both the applicant and the project proposal. Applicants must have a completed PhD plus one to six years post-doctoral experience at the time of the application deadline.
Successful applicants will become FRIAS fellows with all the corresponding rights and obligations for the requested funding period. Fellowships include a two-year full time employment contract with the University of Freiburg. Selected candidates will receive a salary according to grade TV-L E13 (the standard rate for junior scientific staff at German universities, approximately 70,000 € per year pre-tax (depending on personal conditions around 30-35 % tax and social security payments will be deducted)). As part of their employment contract, the fellows are covered by national insurance (unemployment, pension, health and accident insurance).
Each fellow will receive a travel allowance to cover the costs of the inbound and outbound journey, an annual research cost contribution of € 4,500 and conference support of € 1,800 per year.
The Institute provides its fellows with modern office space and an up-to-date infrastructure. Fellows have full access to all library services from one of the leading German university libraries. Special attention is given to fellows who plan to come to Freiburg together with their families. FRIAS makes every effort to provide tailor-made solutions with regard to suitable accommodation, child care and educational facilities.
How to Apply
Electronic applications (Formatting: font Arial, 11 pt, line spacing 1.5, all margins 2.5 cm)
in English including
- a short motivation letter (max.1 page)
- a research proposal detailing the specific aims to be pursued (max. 6 pages)
- a CV (max. 2 pages)
- a list of publications (max. 2 pages)
- a list of references (no letters of recommendation are required at this stage)
in one single PDF-file should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 14, 2021; 24.00 h CET.