Helmholtz International Fellow Award for Excellent Researchers and Science Managers

Helmholtz Association is offering fellow
award for excellent researchers and science managers based outside
Germany. German or international researchers who are based abroad and who
do not have an employment contract with a Helmholtz Centre are eligible
for funding. The award will give fellows the opportunity to pursue
research flexibly at one or more Helmholtz Centres where cooperation
already exists or would be useful and profitable in the future. In
2014 up to 10 Helmholtz International Fellow Awards can be awarded. The Fellow
Award provides funding of €20,000.

Study Subject (s): Fellowships are awarded in the fields relevant to the
Helmholtz Association, including science management at large international
research institutions.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for senior scientists and
research managers to pursue research flexibly at one or more
Helmholtz Centres where cooperation already exists or would be useful and
profitable in the future.
Scholarship Provider: Helmholtz Association
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility: The
Helmholtz International Fellow Award targets outstanding senior scientists and
research managers based outside Germany who have excelled in fields relevant to
the Helmholtz Association, including science management at large international
research institutions. German or international researchers who are
based abroad and who do not have an employment contract with a Helmholtz Centre are
eligible for funding.
Scholarship Open for International Students: German or international researchers who are based abroad and
who do not have an employment contract with a Helmholtz Centre are
eligible for this fellow award.
Scholarship Description: Cooperation with the world’s best researchers is a key objective of the
Helmholtz Association’s international activities. To this end, the organisation
has also committed itself to an internationalisation strategy within the
framework of the Joint Initiative for Research and Innovation. The Helmholtz
International Fellow Award aims to intensify existing cooperation between
Helmholtz Centres and international research institutes and to further
strengthen the links between Helmholtz researchers and outstanding colleagues
abroad. Another aim is to further increase the international visibility of the
Helmholtz Association as an excellent research institute and an attractive
cooperation partner. The association also hopes to achieve a multiplier effect.
Helmholtz International Fellows can serve as ambassadors for the Helmholtz
Association and promote new links and cooperation with their country of origin
and/or home institute.
Number of award(s): In 2014 up to 10 Helmholtz International Fellow Awards can be awarded.
What does it cover? The Helmholtz International Fellow Award provides funding of €20,000.
Selection Criteria: The most important criteria are the researcher’s academic performance
and the compatibility of his/her research field or project with the activities
of the proposed Helmholtz Centre. Priority will be given to individuals who are
already working successfully with the Helmholtz Centres.
Notification: Successful applicants will be informed immediately after the meeting and
will be able to visit a Helmholtz Research Centre and start their research
shortly afterwards.
How to Apply: The directors of the Helmholtz Centres will submit nominations proposed
by Helmholtz researchers or in some cases by groups such as the scientific
advisory boards following an internal selection process to the president
of the Helmholtz Association. Applications may be submitted at any time
before the relevant deadline. The Helmholtz Association’s head office will
assess the applications in terms of formal criteria and content. The
applications will then be discussed at a meeting of the Helmholtz Präsidium.
This committee will select the best candidates from the nominations
received. The Helmholtz Association plans to hold two selection meetings
in 2014. Applications must be fully completed and submitted at least
six weeks in advance of the meeting in order to be considered. There
is no application form. However, applications should include the following
documents:
– The candidate’s curriculum vitae and list of publications (including a brief
list of key publications);
– A letter of recommendation for the candidate in which the nominating party
praises the candidate’s academic performance and explains the reasons for
the nomination (e.g. relevance of the research project to the Helmholtz
Centre’s programme and research area strategy).
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadlines are 8th April 2014 (for selection
during the Helmholtz President’s Council meeting on 20 May 2014) and 21
October 2014 (for selection during the Helmholtz President’s Council meeting on
02 December 2014).

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