Universität Erfurt

MWK-FELLOWS COFUND Fellowship Programme

FAQs

How many MWK-FELLOWS Fellowships are available?

We have up to 10 fellowships each year.

Is it possible to apply for a shorter stay/another starting or end date?

No, applications for MWK-FELLOWS programme are only possible for one year (1st September – 31st August).

How many applications can be submitted?

Only one application can be submitted per call per person. Since this is the last call before the funding period of the programme ends, there will be no further call in the next year. 

Which nationalities are eligible for the MWK-FELLOWS fellowships?

All nationalities are eligible, but at the time of application you may not have resided or carried out your main activity in Germany for more than twelve months in the three years immediately prior to the reference deadline for submission of proposals. Short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

Is there an age limit for application?

No, there is no age limit, but the eligibility criteria have to be met.

Can I apply, if I am currently working outside academia?

Yes, we want to encourage researchers currently working outside academia to re-enter academic contexts. MWK-FELLOWS programme places emphasis on intersectorality in general and inter-sectoral crossings in particular. However, the eligibility criteria have to be met.

Is it possible to update my application after the submission deadline?

No, modifications will not be accepted after the call deadline.

Are German language skills required?

German skills are not obligatory, unless they are required for conducting the research project. However, it is recommendable to have basic knowledge for everyday life and integration.

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