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OTHER SOURCES of FINANCIAL SUPPORT for PhD FELLOWS Joanna Bosiacka-Kniat 6 FP Regional Contact Point Ul. Rubież 46, 61-612 Poznań Tel. 8279745, Fax 8279741 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.ppnt.poznan.pl/rpk http://www.ppnt.poznan.pl/rpk
Contents GERMAN FUNDS: DAAD Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AVH) Deutsche forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Helmholtz Gemeinschaft Max Plank Society OTHER FUNDS: Visegrad Scholarships UK FUNDS: British Council
DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst Association of Deutsch Universities 14 agencies in the world 414 instructors in a few dozen countries About 50.000 scholarships in 2004 580 academic teachers in 80 commissions
DAAD tasks Scholarships for foreigners Scholarships for Germans Internationalisation of Deutsch Universities Support of German studies and German language Cooperation between educational sector and developing countries
Example on : scholarships for the Polish Scholarships for students Scholarships for graduates for study stay Scholarships for graduates and young researchers
DAAD for study stay for graduates and young researchers Scholarship aimDurationAge limit Doctoral at Polish university 1-10 months32 age Doctoral at German university 36 months32 age Researchers after PhD 1-6 months36 age
DAAD WEBSITE German Academic Exchange Service http://www.daad.de http://www.daad.pl
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) AvH promotes German and foreign postdocts, international research cooperation and an active world-wide network of scholars AvH Research Fellowships : -Humboldt Research Fellowships -Roman Herzog Research Fellowships -Return Fellowships to highly qualified scientists from all disciplines
AvH Research Fellowships resident outside Germany The main goal: to carry out a research stay at scientific host institution in Germany Conditions for applying: - doctorate and/or research work over several years, convincingly demonstrated by publications in internationally recognised academic journals - researcher needs to identify academic host in Germany, and agree details of research projects and schedule prior to submission of applications
Funding and duration: Funding between €2,100 and €3,000 per month Additionally may be covered: contribution to health insurance, travel expenses, German language course, allowances for spouses and children, conferences and travel allowances Duration – 6 to 12 months Applications can be submitted at any time, selection takes place in March, July and November
Roman Herzog Research Fellowships The main goal: an initiative of AvH and the non-profit Hertie Foundation to enable young highly qualified scientists and scholars to carry out research projects in Germany Conditions for applying: - doctorate or comparable academic degree (PhD, C.Sc. Or equivalent) and/or research work over several years, proven through publications in recognised scientific journals - age limit: 35 years !!!
Funding and duration: Monthly research fellowship rates range between €1,600 and €2,100 Additionally may be covered: contribution to health insurance, travel expenses, German language course, allowances for spouses and children, conferences and travel allowances Duration: between 6 and 12 months
Return Fellowships for Research Fellows from CEECs (AvH and Hertie Foundation ) The main goal: To support the reintegration of research fellows after finishing their research periods in Germany, by providing financial assistance to carry out research in the home country
Conditions for applying: - applications should be submitted no earlier than 3 months before the end of the research stay and later than 6 months after completion of the research stay - return fellowship must be taken up no later than 12 months after end of the initial stay - work schedule - reference from the academic host in Germany - list of publications produced during the research stay - confirmation by the institution in the home country that a workplace will be provided
Funding and duration: Financial support of €500 per month is possible for 12 months (the total €6,000 is paid in two instalments, at the beginning and after submission of a brief interim report after 6 months) €500 for scientific literature
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation website http://www.avh.de
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) Promoting International Cooperation – DFG Funding Possibilities for Young Researchers: Preparatory Visits, Research Stays Joint research projects Bilateral Symposia Cooperation within Coordinated Programmes
Direct Funding of Young Researchers Research Training Groups (national & international) Research Fellowships Heisenberg Programme Emmy Noether Programme Programme „Independent Position”
Research Training Groups - Funding Fellowships for PhD students, B.A. students and some postdocs Research materials, consumables and travel funds for students Workshops, excursions and visiting scientist programme Costs for soft skill seminars Co-ordination costs
Research Training Groups 5-10 faculty, 1-2 postdocs, 12-24 PhD students, 3- 4 research students, coordinator Thematically focussed research and study programme Established at centres of scientific excellence Selected on a competetive peer-review basis Limited duration (max. 9 years, 2 funding periods)
Research Fellowships Enabling young researchers: - To carry out a clearly defined research project - to acquaint themselves with new scientfic research methods - to complete a larger research project Funding: fellowship + monthly lump sum payment to cover maintence and travel costs Duration: up to 2 years
Emmy Noether Programme Purpose: - to enable outstanding postdocs of all disciplines to qualify for a university teaching career - to recruit outstanding postdocs from abroad (back) to Germany Project requirements: - excellent qualifications - excellent research project
Funding: - for an Independent Junior Research Group including the position of head for the applicant, personnel, consumables (as a rule, 5 years) Eligibility: - doctorate - 2-4 years postdoc experience - substantial research experience abroad (1 year +)
The Max Planck Society The Max Planck Society’s research activities are: –Knowledge driven –Open to application –Oriented towards basic research Scientific sections –Chemistry, Physics and technology Section –Biology and Medicine Section –Humanities Section 37 International Max Planck Research Schools in cooperation with German Universities
Opportunities for Graduates and Doctoral Students 1. Individual Doctoral Projects at Max Planck Institutes Doctoral students from Germany and abroad To enable highly qualified doctoral students to carry out a doctoral project within the scope of research work conducted at Max Planck Institute Monthly stipend of 715 € for bachelor students ; monthly stipend of 975 €, from 3 rd year 1.130 € for doctoral students 2 years with a possible 1-year extension; applications may be submitted directly to a Max Planck Institute at any time
2. International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS) For Doctoral students To prepare outstanding doctoral students from Germany and abroad for a doctoral degree in cooperation with foreign and domestic universities at selected locations; excellent research conditions; teaching language is English Fellowships for doctoral students: from 975 € to 1.128 € 2 years with a possible 1-year extension; applications may be submitted directly to one of the 38 IMPRS at any time
Helmholtz Gemeinschaft Helmholtz Association: Young Investigators Groups and Research Fellowships Germany’s largest scientific reserach organisation Helmholtz scientists seek to combine theoretical basic research with innovative applied perspectives Six main research fields: Energy, Earth and Environment, Health, Key Technologies, Structure of Matter, Transport and Space
Helmholtz Schemes for young researchers Helmholtz-University Young Investigators Groups Helmholtz Young Investigators Groups Helmholtz-DAAD Fellowships for Doctoral and PostDoc Students
Polish Fellowships Founding of doctoral studies Doctoral stipend – financial support for PhD students from the higher education sector A PhD student may receive a doctoral stipend The stipend – no less than 60 % of a university assistant minimum basic salary (no less than 1020 PLN/month) Decision on awarding the stipend and on its amount taken by the institution organising PhD studies
Doctoral stipend – other conditions PhD students may be employed outside the university PhD students receiving a stipend may have only part-time work PhD students are subject to the social security and healthare insurance
Visegrad Scholarship Programme The VSP is a specific programme of the International Visegrad Fund created for the purpose of facilitating academic exchanges by providing financial support for applicant who are citizens of the States of Contracing Parties and for foreign citizens to study in the Member States of Contracting Parties.
Types of Scholarships 1. Intra-Visegrad scholarship: for outstanding master degree holder under 35 years age limit within the territory of member States 2. Out-going scholarship: for outstanding master degree holder 35 years age limit from Member States for studies at acknowledged universities worldwide
3. In-coming scholarships: for outstanding master degree holder 35 years age limit from non-Visegrad countries
Amounts for the VSP scholarships 1.Intra-Visegrad Scholarship: -4.000 € for student - 3.000 € for university (as a lump sum) 2.Out-going Scholarship: - 15.000 € per country, distributed up to priorities of respective Ministry of Education 3.In-coming Scholarship: - 5.000 € for student - 3.000 € for university (as a lump sum)
Duration of the scholarship 5 or 10 months Succesful Applicant is eligible for applying for VSP again.
Countries to choose Universities/ institutions from Visegrad- countries: Czech Republic Hungary Poland Slovak Republic
Beneficiary countries for In-coming scholarships: Belarus Croatia Romania Russian Federation Serbia and Montenegro Ukraine
Compulsory annexes to the application: -Copy of the certified translation of the diploma proving achieved Master university degree -Letter of acceptance of the hosting University or Institution -Working plan of the study period or in the case of research projects: short description of the envisaged research project -Letter of acceptance from hosting University
Selection criteria: Originality (1-5 points) Scientific merit (1-5 points) Every applicant for intra-Visegrad and out going scholarships shall pass an interview in front of VSP Selection Committee
British Council The aim of „Young Scientists Programme” is to support joint scientific research and in particular to provide young scientists from Poland and other countries – and the UK with enhanced study and research opportunities.
General information Prospective participants can make one or more research visits to partner institutions in the UK Applications can be in any area of pure or applied sciences Application from young researchers („young” – researchers who are in the early stages of their career) can be considered Applicants should be PhD students or researchers who have completed their PhD within 5 years previous to the submission date.
Financial support Grants are offered as contributions towards travel and living costs only. Grants are NOT provided for studentships or for conference attendance.
Assessment criteria Based on 5 criteria: The completeness of the information provided in the proposal The coherence and strenght of the research plan and proposal for publication The potential quality of the reserach presented in the project The strenght of support from the home and receiving institutions The overall potential of the project to advance the applicant’s research career.
British Council website http://www.britishcouncil.org http://www.britishcouncil.org/poland
Main websites: DAAD http://www.daad.de Deutsche forschungsgemeinschaft http://www.dfg.de Max Plank Society http://www.mpg.de British Council http://www.britishcouncil.org Alexander von Humboldt Foundation http://www.avh.de Helmholtz Gemeinschaft http://www.helmholtz.de Visegrad Scholarships http://www.visegradfund.org /
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