Minerva Fellowship Program

Fellowships to Israel and Germany Doctoral Students
and Postdocs to Support Long-Term Residencies

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Minerva Stiftung


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Fellowships providing a stipend of up to €2,300 per month to Germany and Israel scholars and scientists to carry out short-term and long-term residencies. This exchange program gives preference to younger scientists and researchers, including doctoral candidates and postdocs.

Israeli Fellows in Germany:

-Scientists working on their Ph.D. thesis: €1,128/month
-Scientist(Ph.D.) with up to 5 years' working experience: €2,100/month
-Scientist (Ph.D.) with more than 5 years' working experience: €2,300/month

Dependency allowance: up to €256/month for an accompanying spouse (if spouse has income less than €409)

Children's allowance: up to €51/month per child (if children accompany family to Germany for minimum six months)

Payment in kind: up to €123/month (for books, travel to symposia etc.)

German Fellows in Israel:

-Graduate: €1,278/month

-Up to 30 years: €1,365/month
-31 to 34 years: €1,416/month
-35 to 38 years: €1,467/month
-39 years and over: €1,519/month

Country allowance (postdocs only):
-Single: €1,042/month
-Married, spouse does not live in Israel: €1,266/month
-Married, spouse lives in Israel: €1,489: month

Dependency allowance (postdocs only): €205/month (€153/month for graduates) for an accompanying spouse (if spouse has income less than €205/month)

Children's allowance: up to €51/month per child (if children accompany family to Israel for minimum six months).

Payment in kind: €102/month (for books, travels to symposia etc.)

In case of approval, the earliest possible date of start of fellowship is May 1.

The minimum funding period amounts to six months. 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.

Minerva Fellowships are granted to doctoral and post-doctoral researchers.

Scientists with tenure are not eligible to apply.

Applications must be sent to the Minerva Office by e-mail no later than January 15, 2017.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Ms. Sieglinde Reichardt
P.: +49-(0)89-2108-1242
F: +49-(0)89-2108-1222

Minerva Foundation
Gesellschaft für die Forschung mbH
Hofgartenstraße 8
80539 München
Deutschland/Federal Republic of Germany
Fax: +49-(0)89-2108-1451

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