Extension of Fellowships in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic

The Zukunftskolleg has published an internal call for applications for the extension of fellowships in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the current call for applications the Zukunftskolleg aims to ensure that Postdoctoral and Research Fellows, whose research projects have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, are subsidized through contract extensions - subject to budgetary capacity and taking into account the legal regulations of the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG) and the Landeshochschulgesetz (LHG).

Affected fellows can either apply for a three months or six months contract extension if:
- they are within their regular fellowship time (2+1 years or 5 years)
- they are with an employment contract or scholarship between 1 March and 30 September 2020 and
- their research projects have been significantly negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic regulations.

All affected fellows should, irrespective of the end date of their regular fellowship, apply for the contract extension by 1 September 2020.