Add-on Fellowships for Interdisciplinary Life Science
20 Fellowships for Phd students and postdocs
In 2015, the Joachim Herz Foundation launched a fellowship program to foster interdisciplinary skills and support the careers of young scientists from various disciplines. The fellowship addresses scientists who already have a position at or current basic funding from a German research institution and aim to answer biological research questions. The “Add-on Fellowships for Interdisciplinary Life Science” do not cover living expenses. Instead, they allow PhD candidates and postdocs who are interested in further training in related disciplines to attend conferences, finance research stays or undertake professional training needed in order to gain new insights into relevant research methods.
The fellowships enable interdisciplinary research and qualification (e.g. stays at a research lab and participation in conferences), specialized equipment and tools (laptops, software, etc.), participation in events of the Joachim Herz Foundation and fellowship meetings. Up to 20 young researchers will receive a maximum amount of € 12.500 per person to be spent over a period of two years. For fellows with children, additional funds are available to cover specific costs, e.g. related to childcare.
Rudi Balling, Systems Biomedicine, Luxemburg
Susanne Brakmann, Chemical Biology, Dortmund
Martin Fischer*, Computational Biology, Jena
Stephan Grill, Biophysics, Dresden
Thomas Gutsmann, Biophysics, Borstel
Arjen Jacobi*, Bionanoscience, Netherlands
Edda Klipp, Theoretical Biophysics, Berlin
Andreas Kremling, Systems Biotechnology, Munich
Ursula Kummer, Modeling of Biological Processes, Heidelberg
Alexander Löwer, Systems Biology, Darmstadt
Annette Meister, Biophysics, Halle
Matthias Rarey, Structural Bioinformatics and Cheminformatics, Hamburg
Fred Schaper, Systems Biology, Magdeburg
Andreas Schuppert, Computational Biomedicine, Aachen
Petra Schwille, Biophysics, Martinsried
Ernst H.K. Stelzer, Physical Biology, Frankfurt
Tatjana Tchumatchenko, Computational Neuroscience, Frankfurt
Fabian Theis, Computational Biology, Munich
Jens Timmer, Theoretical Physics, Freiburg im Breisgau
Matthias Wilmanns, Structural Systems Biology, Hamburg
Olaf Wolkenhauer, Systems Biology and Bioinformatics, Rostock
Michael Ziller, Systems Medicine, Munich
*Alumni of the Add-on Fellowships for Interdisciplinary Life Science
Deadline: June 23, 2019
You are already integrated in the German science system and wish to gain insight into adjacent branches of study? We support your interdisciplinary research and international networking.
The Joachim Herz Foundation provides flexible support of your career development over a period of two years and two months, with a total amount of up to 12,500 Euro. Fellows with children will additionally be provided with funds up to 3,000 Euro for the reconciliation of work and family life.
The Joachim Herz Foundation supports graduate students and postdocs from different disciplines conducting interdisciplinary research with respect to biological questions.
A position or another basic funding at a German research institution is a prerequisite for the application for the Add-on Fellowships.
Deadline: June 23, 2019
Fellowships start from November 2019
- Completed application form
- Letter of motivation (max. one page)
- Description of your research (max. one page)
- Supporting letter of supervisor/group leader (stating her / his support and the need for fostering the applicant’s interdisciplinary skills)
- Copies of the study diploma / transcript of records and possibly doctoral certificate
We are looking forward to your application!