European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations

Global Fellowships (GF)

The Global Fellowships (GF) support the international career of researchers by giving them the opportunity to conduct a research project in a host institution located in a Third Country (e.g. USA, Canada, Japan).

The GF include a mandatory return phase into Europe. The duration of the time spent in the Third Country can be between 12 and 24 months; the return phase at a host institution in an EU Member State (MS) or Associated Country (AC), including the researcher's home country, lasts for 12 months.
During the whole duration of the Fellowship the researcher is employed by the European host institution and is seconded to the Third Country for the outgoing phase.

Information in brief

Who is qualified: Postdocs or researchers from a MS or AS who have at least 4 years of full-time research experience. GF are also open for nationals of third countries if they are long term residents, meaning a period of at least 5 consecutive years spent in a MS or AS prior to the deadline.

Mobility rule: Researchers may not have spent more than 12 months during the last three years in the country of their future host organisation.

Duration: 1-2 years (+1 year return phase)

Topic of the project: open for all fields of research

What will be funded: living and mobility allowance, contribution to research costs, management & overheads, if applicable special needs allowance for researchers with disabilities

Host Institution: universities, universities of applied science, research organisations and non-academic organisations located in an EU Member State or Associated Country

Application: one-step online with specific deadlines