International Postdoctoral Fellowships at The University of Konstanz in Germany, 2018

Application Deadline: October 15, 2018

The Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz offers three 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships (any discipline represented at the University of Konstanz) (Salary Scale 13 TV-L)

The Zukunftskolleg is a central scientific institution of the University of Konstanz for the promotion of junior researchers in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, and is an integral component of the institutional strategy “Model Konstanz — Towards a Culture of Creativity.” The Zukunftskolleg forms a platform for interdisciplinary discourse between distinguished researchers in Germany and abroad, and provides them with resources to conduct their research free from restraints.

Degree Level: Fellowship is available to pursue postdoctoral degree programme

Field: Any discipline represented at the University of Konstanz

Host Country: Germany


The Zukunftskolleg provides a professional infrastructure and an appropriate workplace for conducting research independently in an international community. Fellows have the opportunity to benefit from a variety of career development measures, including the University of Konstanz’s Academic Staff Development and Research Support offices. Fellows may nominate recognized experts in their field of research as Senior Fellows, who will be invited to Konstanz for a research stay of one to twelve months. Each Postdoctoral Fellow receives a monthly Research Allowance. Furthermore, a pool is available for funding cooperative projects, research assistants, research visits and travel costs, and equipment purchases. Each fellow is a member of both a university department and the Zukunftskolleg.

Number of Scholarships: Three

Eligible Countries: International students


in order to be eligible, candidates must fulfill all eligibility criteria:

  • applicants must have a doctoral degree and have acquired two years of postdoctoral research experience at most
  • applicants cannot hold an academic permanent position, a professorship, or have an habilitation or equivalent (“venia legendi”)
  • applicants must propose a research project that ties in with a discipline represented at the University of Konstanz
  • applicants with their own position funded by another program, which can be transferred to Konstanz, are also eligible


The following documents are required to submit the application:

  • a complete application form
  • motivation letter (1 page max)
  • project outline (5 pages max)
  • curriculum vitae
  • copies of all relevant degree certificates
  • writing sample (30 pages max)
  • two letters of reference



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