Candidates are expected to have their own, clearly defined research profile. The issues treated in the research project must be of high relevance to the continued development of the applicant's country or region of origin.
Doctorate or comparable academic degree (Ph.D., C.Sc. or equivalent) completed less than twelve years prior to the date of application and the research profile can be documented by a comprehensive list of academic publications reviewed according to international standards and printed in journals and/or by publishing houses.
If it is not possible or customary to take a doctorate in the candidate’s subject or country, an application may be submitted up to 16 years after completing a Master's or Diploma degree, provided that the publication record is commensurate with the candidate’s career stage.
- travel allowance
- language grant
- allowances for accompanying family members
- standard allowance for single parents with children accompanying them
- option to additionally extend the research grant, if the fellow is accompanied by children under the age of 12
- subsidy towards research costs to be paid to the hosts
- Europe allowance
- extensive alumni sponsorship
The Selection Committee responsible for reviewing applications to this programme meets every February, June and October.