Applying for a Minerva Fellowship
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Please read carefully the instructions below.
15 January (Earliest possible start of fellowship in case of an approval: 1 May of the same year, latest possible start: 31 October of the same year)
15 June (Earliest possible start of fellowship in case of an approval: 1 November of the same year, latest possible start: 30 April of the next year)
The final decisions will be taken by the beginning of April (regarding the January deadline) resp. by the beginning of October (regarding the June deadline).
Minerva Fellowships are granted to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers. The minimum funding period amounts to six months in both cases. Doctoral scholarships are initially granted for a maximum of twenty-four months. There is the possibility of extending them for a third year. Post-doctoral fellowships are also granted for a maximum of twenty-four months. Extensions of post-doctoral scholarships are, however, principally not possible.
Graduate fellowship: eligible candidates must have completed a university degree ("Diplom", M.A., M.Sc., or equivalent qualification). B.A. and B.Sc. students are only eligible to apply if accepted to a direct Ph.D. track.
Post-doctoral fellowship: we accept applications from candidates who provide proof, e.g. by an informal letter from their supervisor which should be added to the certificates, that they will have submitted their doctoral thesis by March 1 (for applications submitted for the January deadline) respectively by September 1 (for applications submitted for the June deadline), or who have completed their doctorate no more than seven years prior to the beginning of the fellowship. Maternal leave will be taken into account.
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