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Minerva Stiftung Gesellschaft für die Forschung mbH

Minerva Fellowship

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The Minerva Fellowship Programme (funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research) enables Israeli and German scientists to complete a research residency at institutions in the respective other country. Minerva Fellowships are not only intended to promote research but also to strengthen the cultural and scientific exchange between Germany and Israel. Younger scientists (graduates and post docs) get the possibility to further their scientific background while they conduct a research project at their host institution in Israel or Germany. To date, more than 1500 Minerva Fellowships have been awarded to German and Israeli researchers since the start of the programme in 1973.

Art der Förderung

German Fellowship Holders in Israel

Monthly Fellowship Rate
PhD-students: € 1,498.00
Post-Doc scientists:
up to 30 years: € 1,365.00
from 31 to 34 years: € 1,416.00
from 35 to 38 years: € 1,467.00
over 38 years: € 1,519.00

Country allowance (Post-Docs only) / Monthly Rate
Country allowance single: € 1,042.00
Country allowance married (spouse does not accompany Minerva Fellow to Israel): € 1,266.00
Country allowance married (spouse accompanies Minerva Fellow to Israel and has no full income or scholarship): € 1,489.00

Additional Funding / Monthly Payment
Payment in kind for books, travel to conferences, etc.: € 135.00
PhD-students: Dependency allowance for spouse with income/ scholarship less than € 451.00: € 400.00
Children’s allowance: € 100.00 for each child

Please note that only fellowship holder whose child(ren) and spouse accompany the fellowship holder for at least six successive months are eligible for the dependency allowance and the children’s allowance.

Israeli Fellowship Holders in Germany

Monthly Fellowship Rate
PhD-students: € 1,377.00
Post-Doc scientists with up to 5 years’ working experience: € 2,100.00
Post-Doc scientists with more than 5 years’ working experience: € 2,300.00

Additional Funding / Monthly Payment
Payment in kind for books, travel to conferences, etc.: € 156.00
Dependency allowance for spouse with income/ scholarship less than € 451.00: € 400.00
Children’s allowance: € 100.00 for each child

Please note that only fellowship holder whose child(ren) and spouse accompany the fellowship holder for at least six successive months are eligible for the dependency allowance and the children’s allowance.


Conditions

Minerva Fellowships can be awarded for a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 24 months. Under special circumstances, PhD-Fellows of the Minerva Stiftung can receive an extension of additional 12 months.

A Minerva Fellowship cannot be combined with another full scholarship of full employment. Subsidary employment needs to be approved by the Minerva Stiftung.

On submission of the original receipt(s) the Minerva Stiftung can reimburse the costs of one or more German or Hebrew language course(s) up to € 800,00 (for spouses the limit is € 300,00).

Voraussetzungen

Minerva Fellowships are granted to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers from Germany and Israel from all fields of research.

Applicants who are presently residing in Israel/Germany but are not nationals of either of the two countries must show a proven record of integration into the Israeli or German scientific community. An affiliation to a research institution in Israel or Germany is required together with a residency of 5 years or longer in either of the two countries.

Conversely, if applicants are citizens of one country but have been living in the other for an extended period of time (more than 4 years) a scholarship in the second country cannot be granted since it would not truly support German-Israeli exchange.

Doctoral fellowships:
Eligible candidates must have completed a university degree ("Diploma", 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 fellowships:
We accept applications from candidates

  • who have completed their doctorate no more than seven years prior to the beginning of the fellowship
    or (in case the PhD is not completed yet)
  • 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)

Parental leave will be taken into account.

Scientists with tenure are not eligible to apply.

Bewerbung

For application procedure and required documents please see https://www.minerva.mpg.de/22157/application

Bewerbungsfrist:
twice per year (January and June)

Weitere Informationen

Förderungskategorien

  • Allgemeine Förderung (Lebenshaltungskosten)
  • Forschungsprojekte

Zielregionen

  • Deutschland
  • Asien

Bildungsphase

  • Promotion

Geförderte Fachrichtungen

  • alle Fachrichtungen

Kontakt

Minerva Stiftung Gesellschaft für die Forschung mbH
Hofgartenstraße 8
80539 München

Telefon: +49 89 2108-1242
E-Mail:
Internet: www.minerva.mpg.de

Ansprechpartner

Julia Lechler
Telefon: +49 89 2108-1242
Telefax: +49 89 2108-1451
E-Mail:
Internet: www.minerva.mpg.de/18373/fellowship-programme

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