EEGA@future: Postdoc Grants for Preparation of Funding Applications

Leibniz ScienceCampus “Eastern Europe – Global Area” (EEGA)
Leibniz ScienceCampus “Eastern Europe – Global Area” (EEGA)

We invite for applications for a research/coaching period with the ScienceCampus EEGA in Leipzig, Halle or Jena. The stay may serve the preparation of an application for more extended funding by a national or international science foundation active in the field. The stay at EEGA (Leipzig, Halle, Jena) includes individual coaching by experienced senior researchers and group sessions on intellectual, administrative, organizational and time-specific aspects of writing convincing funding applications and project proposals for submission at third party funding institutions. Applications must be related institutionally to one of the EEGA partner institutions (directly or through existing cooperations) and topically to the research focus of one or more research areas.

Preparatory contact with the respective research area coordinators is advised. As EEGA is devoted to interdisciplinary approaches, applications which connect more than one member institution of the ScienceCampus are highly welcome. The support of visits for the execution of individual research projects unrelated to EEGA activities is not foreseen.

The duration of the stay relates to the scope and type of the application envisaged. It may not exceed 6 months. Start of funding is possible between 1 January 2019 and 1 April 2019.

Scholarship holders are asked to conceptualize, write and finalize a funding application for submission at a national or international science foundation active in the field. Successful applicants commit themselves to publish first results of the research done at EEGA in the Campus’ online journal or in form of a working paper (about 3000 words). EEGA disseminates collaborative research results into academia by open access publications and into the public by organising public events and employing social media. For this dissemination the EEGA closely cooperates with the e-journal “Connections” ( in mutually profiting collaboration. The ScienceCampus EEGA publishes about two to three “EEGA@connections” issues every year and has its own column “EEGA in dialogue” on the “Connections” website. Single articles by EEGA Postdoc Fellows shall feature both the discussion of a current state of research as well as the depiction of the specific topic the researcher is currently working on. Scientific interview in the column “EEGA in dialogue” are supposed to give a brief overview of the state of research followed by insights into the research project of the author. The journal’s editors in cooperation with the Steering Committee of the Leibniz ScienceCampus EEGA decide upon the acceptance of submissions for publication and organise the peer-review process.

Postdoc Fellows are kindly invited to present their research focus/project at internal colloquia of the partner institution(s) or at EEGA main events. In case of a successful application approved by a science foundation, the respective research project should be pursued in cooperation with the EEGA member institutions and EEGA activities. Residency in the Leipzig-Halle-Jena region during the stay at EEGA is binding.

The Leibniz ScienceCampus EEGA supports successful applicants substantially in form of coaching sessions and workshops as well as financially in form of individual scholarships (based on the current rates for research fellowships of the German Research Foundation (DFG)). Rates are defined individually, related to origin and employment situation of the scholarship holder, as well as the duration of the stay in Leipzig, Halle or Jena. Fellowships are intended to cover the recipients’ costs of living in the Leipzig-Jena-Halle science region and may not be used to supplement grants from other funding organizations or income from employment.


Leibniz ScienceCampus Eastern Europe – Global Area (EEGA)
Lena Dallywater
c/o Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography
Schongauerstraße 9, 04328 Leipzig, Germany
Phone +49 341 60055-266
Fax +49 341 60055-198

EEGA@future: Postdoc Grants for Preparation of Funding Applications, 01.01.2019 Leipzig, in: Connections. A Journal for Historians and Area Specialists, 23.03.2018, <>.