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University of Konstanz ZUKOnnect Fully-Funded Fellowships For Early-Career Researchers From Developing Countries 2021

The Zukunftskolleg Konnect Fellowships by University Of Konstanz, supports budding early career researchers from Africa, Asia and Latin America, who are related to one of the thirteen departments of the University of Konstanz. 

As ZUKOnnect Fellow, this fellowship will provide you with the opportunity to extend your research networks and reach, and to get to know the research environment at the University of Konstanz as well, without losing your connection to your home university. 

As research fellowships can build a first bridge to the German and European academic system, Konstanz University encourages doctoral students in their final year to apply for the opportunity as well. Please note that the Zukunftskolleg will not offer employment contracts for ZUKOnnect Fellows.

About University Of Konstanz

University Of Excellence Konstanz The University of Konstanz has once again been selected as one of eleven Universities of Excellence or consortia in Germany. It has been successful in all funding lines of both the German Excellence Initiative and the Excellence Strategy since 2007. The University of Konstanz is a university in the city of Konstanz in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Its main campus was opened on the Gießberg in 1972 after being founded in 1966.... read more


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ZUKOnnect Fellowships For Early-career Researchers


Aim and Benefits of ZUKOnnect Fellowships For Early-career Researchers

Up to 4 (post-) doctoral stipends for an on-campus research stay at the Zukunftskolleg are available for up to 3 months (with justification for up to 4 months). 

 

The start date is between 1 September 2021 and 1 October 2021. The on-site stipends are complemented by a digital fellowship extending it to a 12-month ZUKOnnect Fellowship.

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.

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).


Interview date, Process and Venue for ZUKOnnect Fellowships For Early-career Researchers

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.


Documents Required for Application

  • Letter of motivation
  • 3-Page description or summary of your current research project.
  • Relevant certificates (doctoral certificate OR a letter from your doctoral supervisor confirming the status of your doctoral thesis)
  • One academic letter of reference.


Application Deadline

February 24, 2021


How to Apply

Submit your application documents in English as PDF files via the given 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

More information is available online, where you will also find an extensive FAQ document.

Further questions can be directed to Daniela Kromrey via email: [email protected] or by phone: (+ 49 (0)7531 88–5686). 

If the budget situation permits, the Zukunftskolleg can grant financial support for family members who accompany the ZUKOnnect Fellows during the scholarship.

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