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2022 ZUKOnnect Fellowships for Early-career Researchers at University of Konstanz – Germany

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The Zukunftskolleg Konnect Fellowships support early career researchers from Africa, Asia, and Latin America who are associated with one of the thirteen departments at the University of Konstanz.

Application Deadlines: 24th February 2023 (15:00 CET).

Eligible Countries: countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

To be taken at (country): Germany

Type: Research, Fellowship

Number of Awards: 4

Value of Award:

A stipend of 1.200€/ month for doctoral students and 2.000€/month for postdoctoral researchers (following DAAD guidelines)
Standard expenses for economy-class travel to Konstanz and back.
Access to events organized by the Zukunftskolleg;
Access to library resources;
Access to IT services;
Access to research support services (via Research Support);
After the research stay at the Zukunftskolleg, ZUKOnnect Fellows can extend their affiliation with a digital fellowship for additional 6 months.

Duration of Awards: Up to 3 months (with justification for up to 4 months). The start date is between 1 September 2021 and 1 October 2021. The on-site stipends are complemented by a digital fellowship extending it to a 12-month ZUKOnnect Fellowship.


You originate and work in a country of Latin America, Asia or Africa.
You hold a doctorate (max. 2 year of postdoctoral experience) OR are a doctoral student in your last year.
You do not hold a permanent professorship, nor do you have a Habilitation or equivalent (Venia legendi).
Your research project should tie in with one of the disciplines represented at the University of Konstanz.
You should name a researcher at the University of Konstanz with whom you intend to collaborate (no need to contact person(s) in advance),
Preference will be given to applicants who plan to team up with one of our current Zukunftskolleg Fellows.

How to Apply: Please submit your application documents in English as PDF files via our online application portal. The reference number is 2020/232. Applications should include:

A letter of motivation (including your objectives for the research stay at the Zukunftskolleg and an explanation of how your research ties in with the research landscape at the university) (maximum 2 pages)
Short description or summary of your current research project (maximum 3 pages incl. bibliography)
A detailed work and time plan for your on-campus research stay
Your curriculum vitae
Relevant certificates (doctoral certificate OR a letter from your doctoral supervisor confirming the status of your doctoral thesis)
One academic letter of reference, on official letterhead paper and signed by the respective reviewer

More information is available online, where you will also find an extensive FAQ document. Further questions can be directed to Daniela Kromrey via e-mail: [email protected] or by phone: (+ 49 (0)7531 88–5686). If the budget situation permits, the Zukunftskolleg can grant financial support for family members who accompany the ZUKOnnect Fellows during the scholarship.

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