Dahlem Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2017 in Berlin, Germany (Fully Funded)

Dahlem Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2017 in Berlin, Germany (Fully Funded)

Deadline: March 15, 2017

Dahlem Post-Doctoral Fellowships provide funding for highly qualified postdoctoral fellows with at least six months of international research experience to conduct their own research within one of the university’s outstanding collaborative research projects. In addition, international research stays are supported in order to allow researchers to build up a full year of international research experience by the time they complete their Dahlem Postdoc Fellowship. Applicants have to submit a project plan based on the research fields/ key topics of the participating host research projects of Freie Universität Berlin.


  • 14 months’ research funding, starting November 1, 2017;
  • An employment contract at level TV-L FU E13 (which refers to the collective agreement for the public area of Berlin and translates into an annual net salary of approx. 25, 600 to 33, 400 Euro, depending on previous work experience and marital status);
  • Social security and health insurance included;
  • A monthly research allowance (300 Euro for office-based/ 600 Euro for field-trip-based/ 900 Euro for lab-based projects);
  • Travel allowance for research stays of up to six months at an international research institution;
  • One-time reimbursement of travel costs when moving to Berlin;
  • A fully funded intensive German course;
  • A tailored qualification program delivered by Dahlem Research School.


  • Open to postdoctoral researchers of all disciplines and all nationalities who:
    • Hold a doctoral degree (the dissertation must be submitted and proof must be available by the application deadline);
    • Completed their doctoral degree no longer than four years prior to the deadline (the date on the doctoral certificate applies). For applicants with children, one year per child will be added to the permitted duration;
    • Have at least six months’ international research experience, three months of which must be an uninterrupted stay;
  • Female postdoctoral researchers and returnees from phases of international mobility or after a career break e.g. due to family reasons are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Process

For more information, visit Dahlem Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2017.