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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

Bonn International Fellowships at the University of Bonn, Germany

The Bonn International Fellowships at the University of Bonn invite outstanding researchers from all fields to spend up to 12 days at the university. These fellowships prioritize scholars from strategic partner universities and universities in priority countries for international collaboration.

The Bonn International Fellowships offer a unique opportunity for post-doctoral scholars and experienced faculty to engage in short stays at the University of Bonn. With a focus on international collaboration, these fellowships foster academic exchange and interdisciplinary research across various disciplines. Scholars invited by a host from the University of Bonn can benefit from this program, contributing to the vibrant academic community in Bonn.


Bonn International Fellowships Benefits

The Bonn International Fellowships offer several benefits to scholars during their short stays at the University of Bonn:

1. Networking and Collaboration: Fellows have the opportunity to connect with researchers, faculty, and students from diverse backgrounds, fostering cross-cultural exchange and interdisciplinary collaboration.

2. Access to Resources: Fellows gain access to the university's libraries, laboratories, and research facilities, enhancing their academic work.

3. Financial Support: The program provides financial support, covering travel expenses, accommodation, and a stipend for the duration of the fellowship as follows:

  • A travel allowance (depending on country of origin)

  • An allowance of €160 per day (up to 12 days including day of arrival and departure)

  • Material expenses for events (up to €500 per proposal)

4. Academic Exposure: Fellows can participate in seminars, workshops, and conferences, contributing to academic discussions and expanding their knowledge.

5. Cultural Immersion: Bonn, with its rich history and vibrant cultural scene, offers fellows a unique experience beyond academia.


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Bonn International Fellowships, applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. Post-Doctoral Scholars and Experienced Faculty: Applicants should be post-doctoral scholars or experienced faculty members who research or teach abroad at a university or research institute.

2. International Reputation**: Candidates must have a strong international reputation in their field of research.

3. Invitation: Eligible candidates must have been invited to the Bonn Fellowship Program by a host from the University of Bonn.


Selection criteria

The Bonn International Fellowships at the University of Bonn consider the following selection criteria for eligible fellows:

1. Scientific Reputation: The fellow's scientific reputation in their specialized field is a key factor.

2. Contribution to Academic Life: Fellows are evaluated based on their contributions to academic life in Bonn. This can include activities such as public lectures, seminars, or colloquiums.

3. Longer-Term Impact: The program also considers the expected longer-term impact of the fellow's stay and encourages plans for further collaboration between the fellow and the host institute in Bonn.


Application Procedure

Applications for the Bonn International Fellowships are made online by filling this online application form.

During your application you'll be asked to upload the following documents:

  1. Application (PDF): A maximum of 6 pages, including the fellow’s declaration of consent.

  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) (PDF): A maximum of 2 pages.

  3. Signed Invitation Letter from the Host (University of Bonn) (PDF).

  4. Financing Plan (Excel): Use this template provided on the grant program page.

Application Deadline: September 25, 2024




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