Minerva Fellowship - Eligibility

Minerva Fellowship - Eligibility

Minerva Fellowships are granted to doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from Germany and Israel from all fields of research.

Applicants who are presently residing in Israel/Germany but are not nationals of either of the two countries must show a proven record of integration into the Israeli or German scientific community. An affiliation to a research institution in Israel or Germany is required together with a residency of 5 years or longer in either of the two countries.

Conversely, if applicants are citizens of one country but have been living in the other for an extended period of time (more than 4 years) a scholarship in the second country cannot be granted since it would not truly support German-Israeli exchange.

Application requirements

  • Doctoral fellowships: Eligible candidates must have completed a university degree ("Diploma", M.A., M.Sc., or equivalent qualification). B.A. and B.Sc. students are only eligible to apply if accepted to a direct Ph.D. track.
  • Postdoctoral fellowships: We accept applications from candidates
    - who have completed their doctorate no more than seven years prior to the beginning of the fellowship (parental leave will be taken into account)
    or (in case the PhD is not fully completed yet)
    - who provide proof by a letter from the university, that they have submitted their doctoral thesis latest by January 14 (for applications submitted for the January deadline) respectively latest by June 14 (for applications submitted for the June deadline)

Scientists with tenure are not eligible to apply.

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