University of Bayreuth (UBT)

Junior and Senior Fellowship Programme 2020 – open to all disciplines

University of Bayreuth (UBT)

Bayreuth, Germany

The University of Bayreuth Centre of International Excellence “Alexander von Humboldt” promotes excellent research at the University of Bayreuth (UBT) and advances the internationalisation of research and networking with the best universities worldwide.

Junior and Senior Fellowship Programme 2020

- open to all disciplines -

Effective immediately, the Centre is offering a fellowship program for the year 2020 – open to all disciplines.

Junior fellowship
award sum: € 30,000
(up to six years of post-doctoral experience)

Senior fellowship
award sum: € 50,000
(more than six years of post-doctoral experience)

All Fellows will have the awarded sum at their disposal for covering all costs of project realisation.

International Excellence – Programme Goals
The Centre supports academic exchange across existing boundaries: between disci­plines, between different cultures and countries, between established and younger researchers. Further­more, the Centre engages in activities opening the research community to society and politics. Successful appli­cants will become Fellows at the Centre and profit from the lively research environment of the university and its seven faculties. Appli­cants are encouraged to learn about the University of Bayreuth’s focus areas and research strengths.

Experience Bayreuth – Collaboration with Local Host
We invite the fellows to carry out their own research projects in Germany in cooperation with a local host at the UBT. Prior to submission of the application, applicants are required to identify a host in Bayreuth with whom they aim to carry out their research project. The local hosts provide their fellows with modern office and lab space and an up-to-date infrastructure. Applications are welcome from all disciplines. The total support period of approximately three to six months can be divided into several stages.

Candidate Requirements
We award the fellowship to individuals from abroad with challenging and innovative research projects of top academic quality through a highly competitive, strictly merit-based selection process. The all-important selection criteria are the academic excellence of both the applicant and the cooperative project. For more information on the application and selection process (required documents, guidelines on eligibility, evaluation criteria, timeline and stages of the selection process) see Application Guidelines for Fellowship programme.Application Guidelines for Fellowship programme

Application Deadline
Please submit your complete application via e-mail to (one PDF file, max. 30 MB) by November 15, 2019.


Apply with CV and Cover Letter

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Junior and Senior Fellowship Programme 2020 – open to all disciplines