ORGANISATION NAMEGerman Academic Exchange Service (DAAD e.V.)
RESEARCH FIELDFormal sciencesHumanitiesNatural sciencesProfessions and applied sciencesSocial sciences
CAREER STAGERecognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)Established Researcher (R3) (Researchers who have developed a level of independence)Leading Researcher (R4) (Researchers leading their research area or field)
Germany and France are jointly supporting the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Both countries are leading the way with their coordinated German-French Fellowship Programme to promote research in the areas of climate, energy and Earth system science. Under the French initiative "Make our planet great again", Germany and France are inviting researchers from all over the world to cooperate with German and French partners to advance sustainability research in the following fields:
1. Research on climate change.
2. Research for energy transition.
3. Research to understand the Earth system.
What is funded
Fellows of the programme will be given the opportunity to set up their own research group at a German university or research institution for a period of four years.
Junior researchers will receive up to 1 million euros and senior researchers up to 1.5 million euros for 4 years (combined value of contributions from the DAAD and the German host institution).
The funding provided will cover staff expenditure (including the position of the applicant him- or herself, post-docs, doctoral students and/or technicians), as well as expenditures for materials and consumables).
The funding period commences on 1st March 2018 (earliest begin) and ends on 31 December 2022 at the latest. The duration of a project may not exceed 48 months.
Both junior and senior researchers of all nationalities who have not resided in Germany in the last two years can apply. Junior researchers must have completed their doctorate with distinction at least two years prior to the application deadline of the programme.
Applicants are expected to have an excellent record of publications and/or patents and wish to set up their own research group and realize a highly original and innovative research project at a German university or research institution of their choice.