The Johanna Quandt Young Academy at Goethe (JQYA) provides a platform for interdisciplinary discourse among outstanding early career researchers. It supports the researchers financially and non-materially, and offers diverse opportunities to develop and contour their unique, independent academic profile in a global context. By facilitating freedom for scientific research, the Young Academy significantly supports effective career development in the R3 phase.

The Johanna Quandt Young Academy at Goethe bundles scientific potential for future academic leadership and contributes to the (further) development of excellence at Goethe University.

The JQYA intends to inspire outstanding researchers with already established international reputations to join the academy. In particular, we address junior research group leaders and advanced postdocs who have been awarded highly competitive third-party funding and who are considering setting up their own research group at Goethe University, within Rhine-Main University Alliance or at other, international universities with strong collaborations at Goethe University.

International Fellowships 2021

Goethe University and the Johanna Quandt Young Academy at Goethe offer four visiting research fellowships (Oct. – Dec. 2021).

Target group

External international postdocs and junior research group leaders (advanced R2 and R3, preferably in first application phase MSCA PF, ERC, EN, etc.)

Funding

Fellowships, up to € 20.000 each, indirectly provided by the German Research Foundation (DFG), as allowance for guest researchers or compensation for travel expenses.

Prerequisites

  • Research project linked to the JQYA annual topic „Connectivity. Networks. Flows.“
  • Research with a strong connection to the research areas of Goethe University institutions, joint projects or clusters
  • Commitment to the JQYA and Goethe University (active engagement in the academy programme and public presentation during the research stay)

Application

  • Motivation letter aligned with the annual JQYA topic and the research focus of the hosting institution (max. 1200 characters including spaces)
  • Curriculum Vitae including the five most important publications
  • Endorsement of the hosting institution or department (official letter of support)
  • Deadline by 12.10.2021 to the JQYA office (Ms Katharina Welling) ECR@em.uni-frankfurt.de

International Travel Fellowships 2021

Goethe University and the Johanna Quandt Young Academy at Goethe provide five travel fellowships, to support stays for a flexible time period at institutions abroad (Oct. – Dec. 2021).

Target group

Associated Fellows of JQYA, as well as other postdocs and junior research group leaders (advanced R2 and R3) of Goethe University

Funding

Travel grants, up to € 5.000 each, indirectly provided by the German Research Foundation (DFG), as compensation for travel expenses; conference visits are excluded.

Prerequisites

  • Official invitation of the hosting institute
  • Research project linked to the JQYA annual topic „Connectivity. Networks. Flows.“

Application

  • Motivation letter aligned with the annual JQYA topic and the research focus of the hosting institution (max. 1200 characters including spaces), including description of the travel purpose.
  • Curriculum Vitae including the five most important publications
  • Letter of intent from the hosting institute, signed by the executive PI
  • Deadline by 12.10.2021 to the JQYA office (Ms Katharina Welling) ECR@em.uni-frankfurt.de