Aim of the initiative
The initiative aims at providing more freedom for writing a larger scholarly treatise to professors from the humanities and social sciences who have already achieved a degree of renown by virtue of (a first) outstanding research performance. Candidates can apply for a substitute professorship , whereby this scheme also aims at providing a perspective for early career academics.
The Foundation will finance a substitute professorship for a leave of absence of 6 months to up to 18 months and up to 5,000 Euros per semester for additional non-personnel costs for the applicant.
Details of conditions and the application procedure can be found under Information for Applicants (pdf). Applications must be filed electronically via the electronic application system.