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On this page you will find answers to questions concerning the IPODI Fellowship Programme. The list will grow successively. If your questions are not answered here the IPODI Office will be happy to help.

Application and Submission:

Who can apply?
IPODI is open to all female researchers holding a doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) with no less than two and no more than ten years (in exceptional cases up to 13 years) of postdoctoral research experience. You must not have resided or carried out your main activity in Germany for more than twelve months in the three years immediately prior to the application deadline. Furthermore your project proposal must be supported by a cooperating professor of the TU Berlin.

Can I apply if I have obtained my doctoral degree less than two years before the application deadline?
No, only researchers who have been in possession of a doctoral degree for at least two years are eligible. Reference date is the application deadline.

Can I apply if I have already benifitted from another Marie Curie Action?
Yes, if you fulfill the eligibility conditions you can apply if you have benefitted from a previous Marie Curie Action.

Do I really need a letter of support by a TU Professor?
Yes, applications without the required letter of support will not be considered.

Can I apply if I am an Assistant or Associate Professor?
Yes, IPODI is open to all female researches fulfilling the eligibility criteria.

How many IPODI Fellowships are available?
There are altogether 21+5 fellowships available. IPODI awards approximately seven fellowships per call in four internationally open selection rounds with international peer-review. The fourth call for applications closed on 5th January 2017.

In case my proposal is rejected, can I apply again?
Yes, it is possible to submit a revised proposal in the next selection round.

How many proposals can I submit?
Only one application can be submitted per call per person.

How are the chances to be accepted?
For information on the previous calls go to downloads.

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The Fellowships:

How much is the travel allowance?
The exact amount of your travel allowance depends on your location of origin, i.e. that place where you have resided for the longest time in the three years preceding the application deadline. The travel allowance is paid once per fellowship year.

How much is the research cost contribution?
IPODI Fellows receive a contribution to research costs of 200€/month.

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Living and Working in Berlin:

Do I have to know know/learn German?
German skills are not obligatory unless they are required for conducting your research project. However it is recommendable to acquire a basic knowledge of German for everyday life. IPODI Fellows have the opportunity to take part in 'German as a foreign language'-courses at TU Berlin.

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