ERA Fellowships ScM - Science Management
As part of the national strategy for the European Research Area (ERA), Germany is expanding its collaboration with the EU13 member states. These include Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. The ERA Fellowships action supports capacity building in science management in the EU13 countries and furthers the establishment of long-lasting networks with German research organisations and universities.
ERA Fellowships: The EU13 Fellows
During their guest stay at a German research institution or university (host institution) fellows participating in the ERA Fellowships action gather practical experience in the field of scientific management. Fellows have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge within this field and exchange views on scientific management procedures and processes on an expert level. Before a fellowship begins a structured practice plan will be agreed upon in collaboration with the German host institution.
ERA Fellowships: German Host Institutions
In science, international networking is an important criterion for success. The management and administration of scientific institutions plays a vital role in facilitating international cooperation of their researchers. The ERA Fellowships action supports German scientific organisations and universities in establishing new or strengthening existing networks. A return visit to the partner organisation in the EU13 country is possible.
ERA Fellowships: Campus Weeks
In addition to the guest stay at a German host organisation, the action also features a theoretical part. In two individual weeks on campus, EU13 fellows and their partners from the host organisations will participate in a dedicated training measure on core aspects of science management and the European Research Area (ERA). This will be another opportunity to intensify professional exchange and networking. The Campus Weeks take place in Bonn and Berlin.
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18 "ERA Fellowships – Science Management" projects approved
In December 2019, 18 "ERA Fellowships – Science Management" projects were approved. The science management practice trainings of the EU13 fellows will take place at, e.g., universities and research institutions (such as Helmholtz Association, Leibniz).
The trainings of the EU13 fellows at the host institutions in Germany will usually last 8-12 weeks; starting between January and March 2020 and ending on 31 May at latest. Some participating German institutions are taking the opportunity to make a reciprocal visit at the partner institution of their EU13 fellow.
Two campus weeks in February and May (in Bonn and Berlin) will complement the practical trainings of the ERA fellows with a theoretical part. Numerous presentations will give the ERA Fellows a deeper insight into EU funding programmes, the European Research Area and science management. The campus weeks will also provide many opportunities to exchange knowledge on science management and beyond and to network.
More detailed information will follow in February.
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Deadline extended until 3 July 2019!
The application deadline for the ERA Fellowships has been extended until 3 July 2019.
If you are interested in applying, please contact a German research institution regarding the host stay and the application. The easiest way would be to contact an institution you already are in contact with. The German research institution - which must have a focus on "Science Management" - has to coordinate the application and the submission of the application documents, including your input.
If you are searching for a German partner institution you may also use the Partnering Tool and provide your expression of interest via the Partnering Tool.
For more information, please contact ERAFellowships@dlr.de.
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Funding announcement "ERA Fellowships – Science Management" published
The funding announcement "ERA Fellowships – Science Management" was published on 17 April 2019, marking the second round of this funding action. Proposals are submitted in a two-step process by the German host institutions. Project outlines must be handed in by 19 June 2019 via the link indicated in the funding announcement.