Take Your PhD Research Further with Einstein Fellowship Program

Have you done exceptional work in your field of study? Is your PhD recognized and commended by major lecturers and universities? If yes then this is a perfect opportunity for you to take your area of interest further, and that too with the help of a world-class fellowship – the Einstein Fellowship.

Einstein Forum and the Daimler and Benz Foundation have announced this program for outstanding achievers who wish to pursue other fields. According to the Einstein forum,

The purpose of the Einstein fellowship is to support those who, in addition to producing superb work in their area of specialization, are also open to other, interdisciplinary approaches – following the example set by Albert Einstein.

What You Get With This Fellowship

Researchers will be able to receive living expenses for 5-6 months and that too in the picturesque garden cottage of Einstein’s summerhouse in Caputh, Brandenburg. The fellowship wants renowned researchers to experience the culture in Berlin, inspiring minds that wish to follow one of 20th century’s greatest thinkers.

The cottage is a short distance away from universities and academic institutions of Potsdam and Berlin, which makes it more attractive for those who wish to enjoy the academic freedoms afforded by the program.

In addition to this, you will also get a stipend of €10,000 and your travel expenses will be reimbursed.

After the fellowship ends you will be required to present your project in a public lecture at the Einstein Forum and at the Daimler and Benz Foundation.

Please note that this fellowship isn’t applicable for those who wish to complete an academic study that they have already begun.

Requirements for Applicants

This fellowship requires that you,

…demonstrate the quality, originality, and feasibility of the proposed project, as well as the superior intellectual development that your project requires.

You can apply for the Einstein Fellowship if you have a PhD, are working towards a PhD, or don’t have one in the first place.

However, applicants will not be given a fellowship for their dissertation or research. The project you pursue under the fellowship has to be significantly different from your previous successful project(s).

The candidates must be under 35 years old and should have a university degree in natural sciences, social sciences or humanities.

Your application must include:

  • Your CV,
  • Two-page project proposal,
  • Two letters of recommendation

Deadline and Application Details

There are two ways to apply for the program – either via snail mail or email.

The applications must be sent by mail to:

Prof. Dr. Susan Neiman
Einstein Forum
Am Neuen Markt 7
14467 Potsdam

Alternatively you can email your application to [email protected]

The deadline for submitting your applications is April 15th 2017. Keep in mind that these are applications for 2018.

You can call or fax the Einstein Forum for more information:

phone: +49-331-271780
fax: +49-331-2717827

Via Einstein Forum

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