Programme Description

The initiative aims at providing more freedom for writing a larger scholarly treatise to professors from the humanities and social sciences who have already achieved a degree of renown by virtue of (a first) outstanding research performance. The Foundation will finance a teaching substitute for a leave of absence of six to 18 months and up to EUR 10,000 for additional non-personnel costs for the applicant.

Target Group

outstanding professors in the humanities and social sciences wishing to have more freedom for writing a larger scholarly treatise of exceptional quality and originality

Academic Requirements

post-doctoral lecture qualification

Duration

six to 18 months

Scholarship Value

Annual funding of EUR 120,000 of which
  • up to EUR 110,000 for substitute teaching including all payroll costs and
  • up to EUR 10,000 for additional non-personnel costs for the holder of the professorship, e.g. for travel, research stays, literature, publishing costs, assistants, if required.
  • further education for the substitute teacher

Application Papers

You will find all relevant application forms and information on the application procedure here

Application Deadline

Applications may be submitted until 1 February of each year.

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