KOPF FREI PostDoc Scholarship 2023 for Women Researchers with Family Responsibilities

KOPF FREI PostDoc Scholarship 2023 for Women Researchers with Family Responsibilities at University of Cologne, Italy. A FUNDING LINE WITHIN UOC´S FEMALE PROFESSORS PROGRAMME III

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When is the Application Deadline:

1st April 2023

Tell Me About KOPF FREI PostDoc Scholarship:

The aim of the programme is to increase the career opportunities of female postdocs and junior professors with family responsibilities at the University of Cologne (UoC) by relieving them of different tasks in teaching, in the academic self-administration or by supporting them in their research (e.g. in third-party fundraising). Funds will be granted for the employment of a teaching substitute or a research assistant.

Female postdoctoral researchers and junior professors, with at least one child up to 12 years of age or else up to and including 6th grade or younger and/or with care responsibilities are eligible for application.

What Type of Scholarship is this?


Who can apply for KOPF FREI PostDoc Scholarship?

Female postdoctoral researchers and junior professors, with at least one child up to 12 years of age or else up to and including 6th grade or younger and / or with other care responsibilities are eligible to apply.

The researchers must be employed at the University of Cologne at least until the end of the measure applied for and be in an active qualification phase.

How are Applicants Selected?

Multiple applications are possible, but preference will be given to first-time applicants.
If the applications received by the deadline cannot be covered by the available funds, the applicants will
be selected according to their academic qualifications on the basis of their doctoral grade. Social criteria
may also be taken into account, as well as any funding already received from other UoC internal funding

Which Countries are Eligible?


How Many Scholarships will be Given?

Not specified

What is the Benefit of KOPF FREI PostDoc Scholarship?

An application is possible for one of the two following modules:

Module 1 – Teaching substitute
Funding for a teaching substitute to relieve the teaching load for 2 SWS for the winter semester 2023/2024 for. This is only possible if there is a proven teaching load and the obligations in teaching load are not entirely abrogated.
Module 2 – Research assistant
 Funding for the employment of a research assistant (only SHK/WHB) up to a maximum of 27h /month
and for a duration of six months to assist in teaching, self-administration activities, or research

How to Apply for KOPF FREI PostDoc Scholarship:

The following complete documents are mandatory for the application and need to be submitted in one single PDF

  1. A cover page indicating name, first name, academic degree, institute and contact details of the applicant as well as information on the module applied for.
  2. A cover letter with the following information (max. 2 pages):
    a. Description of the family and work situation outlining the individual burden (family care concept / family management / care responsibilities / duties in teaching, research and self-administration etc.).
    b. Age of all children and birth certificate of the youngest child or plausible confirmation of the disability status or level of care or of a chronic disease (of a person).
    c. Career and qualification status, which has to be proved e.g. with a timetable for the habilitation, a
    confirmation about the junior research group leader status or similar, as well as naming the next career goal and the current research project. In case of an LfbA position please include a statement whether the position profile allows and enables scientific qualification / research and if you are a seconded teacher.
    d. Statement about all internal funding already received by the University of Cologne (e.g. Postdoc Grant, re-entry positions, Mobility Grants, NetEx, Kids&ElderCare etc.).
    e. Statement of costs for the substitute (unit and overall costs based on the specific average rates of the faculty; to be obtained from the faculty / institute; incl. one-time flat rate for travel and accommodation costs) or the planned time period for employing the research assistant.
  3. Scientific CV with complete list of publications with the three most important publications marked.
  4. Doctoral certificate.
  5. Information on teaching tasks (number of SWS), self-administration (proof with employment contract, Klips 2.0, confirmation of the institute or similar) and / or research activities (e.g. third party funding proposal).
  6. Proof of duration of employment at the University of Cologne.
  7. Please indicate if you are employed or associated in a DFG-funded collaborative research project (e.g. CRC).
  8. Informal signed declaration that all informations have been provided truthfully

Please send your application in one single PDF document in digital form to the following address:

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