203 applications have been submitted via our online application portal. Of the applicants, 55% are male and 44 % female. One person indicated a third gender.
For the 5-year Research Fellowships and Hector Pioneer Fellowships, 26 researchers submitted their applications. Of those, ten researchers indicated Germany as country of origin.
For the 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships, 177 junior researchers submitted their applications. Of those, 90% come from a country other than Germany.
We are now in the process of checking the eligibility of all applications. Applicants will be informed whether they have passed the eligibility check and whether their applications are forwarded for peer review. In the next stage, the best applications are forwarded to external experts. The Recruitment Committee will meet on October 9 & 10, 2017, to discuss all peer-reviewed applications and to select the candidates for the 2-year positions. The candidates for the 5-year Fellowships with the most promising research proposals are then invited to the Workshop on Future Research Directions at the University of Konstanz which will probably take place in November 2017.
Find more information about the selection process on the respective pages: