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Lore Agnes Fellowship

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The Lore Agnes Fellowship explicitly supports international female postdocs with children. It is endowed with 2,000€ per month for a research stay at RUB for up to six months. This should enable the entire family to travel to Bochum. A broad network of closely cooperating institutions and services will help to make the stay as pleasant and profitable as possible:

  • RUB Welcome Centre: Always there when it comes to finding an accommodation, visa isues, authorities visits, opening bank account, etc.
  • Child Care: RUB has two kindergartens on campus and our staff will help on all matters regarding family issues.
  • Women Professors Forum: RUB's female professors will help to find a female mentor who will provide her knowledge and network
  • Department of Research: Staff will gladly advise on choosing and applying for various international and national funding bodies to realize a longer postdoc stay (or more) at RUB.
  • RUB Research School: Take part in our broad qualification and interdisciplinary event program tailored to the specific needs of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers.

This fellowship is funded by means that we were able to raise through the Lore Agnes Program. By supporting selected projects, RUB's rector honors the commitment of faculties, chairs, departments, divisions, and institutions in the field of equality.

Aim

Aim

The Lores Agnes Fellowship has been established to support international female postdoctoral researchers with children. We want to encourage this target group to come to Bochum with their entire family and, thus, support the already demanding life of a researching parent as best we can. In doing so, we are counteracting our clearly noticeable finding that only very few female postdocs have applied for our incoming funding lines to date. 

Funding

Funding

RUB Research School grants two Lore-Agnes-Fellowship per year with a monthly payment of 2,000€. The individual funding period may last up to 6 months.

Eligibility

Eligibility


International female postdoctoral researcher with child(ren) from all fields and countries

Review Criteria

Review Criteria

 


  • academic performance
  • quality of the application, in particular the prospect of submitting an application for their own research funding (Humboldt, DFG, and alike) during the stay.
  • quality of nomination letter by hosting researcher 

Review Process

Review Process

 

If possible, two female postdoctoral researchers, one subject-specific and one non-subject specific, will review the application. RUB Research School's Executive Board finally decides about the fellowship based on the reviews and its own evaluation.

Deadlines

Deadlines

Two calls a year: Application deadlines on November 15 and June 15.

Apply

Apply

Please send your application to Joern Benzinger and attach:

  • A CV of the candidate
  • Proof of academic excellence
  • Nomination letter by hosting researcher
  • Application form (download)

Contact

Dr. Jörn Benzinger
International Affairs

Room: FNO 01/136 (new!)
Phone:  +49 234 32 27124

Responsible for all incoming funding lines

(Virtual) consultation by appointment