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Call for Applications




The International Post-Doc Initiative (IPODI) is part of the gender equality strategy of the Technische Universität Berlin and aims at increasing the number of female researchers in leadership positions. In the present call for applications IPODI awards


The IPODI Fellowship Programme is open to outstanding researchers of all nationalities and from all fields of research represented at the TU Berlin. IPODI Fellows will find excellent research conditions in one of the seven faculties of the TU Berlin.

IPODI Fellows will receive:

  • A two-year employment contract with salaries equal to those of the Marie Curie Programme for experienced researchers, including social security and health insurance as well as pension coverage (salary comparable to E 13/E 14 TV-L),
  • A yearly travel allowance depending on the researcher’s location of origin,
  • A contribution to research costs of EUR 4,800 per fellowship,
  • The opportunity for professional training in transferable skills and research management.

Conditions for application:

  • Applicants must have at least two and not more than ten years of research experience after obtaining their doctoral degree, in exceptional cases an extension of up to three years is possible,
  • Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies etc.) in Germany for more than 12 months in the three years prior to the call deadline,
  • The research proposal has to be supported by a cooperating professor of the TU Berlin.

Required documents include:

  • An innovative and independent research proposal and a time plan demonstrating how the proposed objectives are to be achieved,
  • A letter of motivation detailing career perspectives and motivation to apply for IPODI,
  • A completed ethical issues table,
  • A letter of support of a cooperating professor of the TU Berlin,
  • Two external letters of reference.

Researchers returning from periods of international mobility (researching outside Germany), intersectoral mobility (working in the private sector) or non-academic mobility (e.g. after parental leave) are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications have to be submitted in English in the IPODI Application Portal.

For further information see www.ipodi.tu-berlin.de or contact the IPODI Office (elke.gehweiler[at]tu-berlin.de).

IPODI has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 600209 (Marie Curie Co-funding of Regional, National, and International Programmes) and awards a total of 21 + 5 fellowships.

To download the call text and the IPODI Guide for applicants please go to Downloads.

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