Gerda Henkel Foundation Research Scholarships in Germany, 2016

INTRODUCTION

Gerda Henkel Foundation is offering research scholarships in diverse fields. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these scholarships. The overarching aim of establishing the foundation was to transform the public higher education to improve quality and efficiency of teaching and learning, creating a world-class higher learning institution.

The sole object of the Foundation is to promote science at universities and research institutes, primarily by supporting specific projects in the field of the humanities that have a specialist scope and are limited in time. The Gerda Henkel Foundation concentrates its support on the historical humanities, mainly on history, archaeology, the history of art and other disciplines with a historical component.

Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

COURSE AND ELIGIBILITY

Scholarships are available to pursue the postdoctoral research programme.
Scholarships are awarded in diverse fields.
The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these scholarships

Applications for research scholarships can be made directly by Postdocs or scholars with Post Doctoral Lecture Qualification. A research scholarship is usually applied for by one scholar who will work on a specific project on his own.

Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

CAREER PROSPECTS

College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.

English language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

PAY PACKAGE

The simultaneous receipt of salary and a research scholarship is not possible. The period of support for Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects can be extended by up to 12 months if the holder becomes a parent during the period covered by the stipend and has an entitlement to maternity or parental leave. Individual arrangements must be discussed with the Foundations administrative office.

Research Scholarships for Postdocs: Monthly scholarship award: 2,000, - euros

Instead of the grant paid hitherto toward covering documented costs for outside childcare, Foundation stipends holders working on Ph.D. or research projects who have submitted their application after 1 January 2014, will receive a monthly family grant awarded on presentation of the childs birth certificate. The family grant is disbursed for children who have not yet turned 18.

  • for one child: EUR 300,-
  • for two children: EUR 400,-
  • for three or more children: EUR 500,-
Monthly endowment for scholarships abroad: 500, - euros
Travel aid: as required
Material aid: as required
Research Scholarships after Post Doctoral Lecture Qualification
Monthly scholarship award: 2, 700, - euros

As equivalent to the German Habilitation the Foundation accepts positions as Associate Professor or Full Professor / Distinguished Professor (according to the North American university system) and Senior Lecturer or Reader / Professor (according to the Commonwealth university system), respectively.

Instead of the grant paid hitherto toward covering documented costs for outside childcare, Foundation stipends holders working on Ph.D. or research projects who have submitted their application after 1 January 2014, will receive a monthly family grant awarded on presentation of the childs birth certificate. The family grant is disbursed for children who have not yet turned 18.

  • for one child: EUR 300,-
  • for two children: EUR 400,-
  • for three or more children: EUR 500,-
Monthly endowment for scholarships abroad: 675, - euros
Travel aid: as required
Material aid: as required.
Scholarship can be taken in Germany
Important Dates: The application deadline for the Foundation committees spring meeting in 2017 is 28 November 2016.

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