Applications are to be written in English.
It is not possible to make amendments or submit missing documents once an application has been submitted.
Only applications fulfilling the formal criteria will be considered for assessment.
Exclusion of reviewers
Applicants may request that up to three potential reviewers who have negative conflicts of interest be excluded from the review process.
In the event of an unsuccessful application, it is possible to resubmit a reworked proposal, as long as the conditions of application are fulfilled.
Applications submitted a second time must be clearly indicated as such. A cover letter to a repeat submission must outline the progress that has been made with the project since the first submission. If the reviews of the first submission expressed criticism or suggestions for reworking, a statement must be made on this and it must be shown whether and how these suggestions have been taken into consideration.
Upon receipt of the completed form, the applicant's data will be entered into the database of the Department of Fellowship and Awards.
Online-Form (accessible at the next submission date)
To complete the application, it is necessary to prepare application documents and an abstract of the project exposé.
The completed documents are to be uploaded via the online form.
Upload via online form
Fill in the online form and upload the documents as a total of 2 PDF files.
State your name and title of your thesis in the abstract. Protected files will not be accepted.
The individual files may not exceed 3 MB. The files are to be given the following names:
Confirmation of submission
After you have uploaded the application documents, you will receive a PDF document by e-mail that you will have to print and sign.
Return a scan of the signed form in PDF format (single file) as an attachment to a reply to the received email (click reply button). IMPORTANT: The default subject and recipient must not be changed.
Upon receipt of your application, we will check that it is complete and meets the formal criteria and it will then be entered into the database of the Department of Fellowships and Awards with a project number (A-number).
When all applications have been checked for completeness, about 2 weeks after the submission deadline, all applicants will be informed about the further course of the selection procedure.