No, substitute professors are currently not eligible to host. If you have any queries on this matter, please contact the PICAIS Office.
In general, most professorial staff can act as the host – that means chair holders, professors or assistant professors or associate professors who hold a permanent position at the University of Passau – and, for the purposes of the PICAIS funding programmes, this can also be heads of research groups with temporary positions (even if they do not formally hold a professorial title). However, there are exceptions: interim professors and honorary professors cannot be hosts.
If you are considering asking a postdoctoral researcher (e.g. assistant professor) to be your host, an additional letter of support for the project must be obtained from the professor to whom he or she reports.
This means that your application must be accompanied by two letters: 1) the letter from the postdoc and 2) the letter from the professor in charge of the organisational unit (chair or professorship) to which the postdoc is assigned.
No, there are not any nationality or citizenship requirements to be considered for your application.
Once your fellowship is granted, our team at the Welcome Centre will assist, for instance, with any visa arrangements or residence permits.
We try to ensure as much flexibility and convenient planning for the fellowships as possible.
Therefore, we do not set or specify start and end dates. However, we recommend that you coordinate these with your host to ensure, e.g., good on-site support and regular exchanges.
Yes, joint work on a third-party funding proposal with one or more members of the University of Passau is funded in the fellowship program.
Yes, you are eligible to apply to all PICAIS funding programs as an accepted postdoctoral fellow.
We explicitly welcome applications from young scientists.
Relevant is § 3 sec. 3 of the University’s Basic Regulations
„1 Personen, die an der Universität zur Promotion zugelassen oder als Habilitand oder Habilitandin angenommen sind, sind Mitglieder der Universität, auch wenn sie nicht zum Zwecke der Promotion immatrikuliert sind oder in keinem Beschäftigungsverhältnis zur Universität stehen. 2 Der Umfang der mitgliedschaftlichen Rechte und Pflichten ergibt sich aus Art. 17 Abs. 1 Satz 6 Halbsatz 2 BayHSchG.“
The host letter is sufficient.
Please do not attach any further endorsements from third parties to your application.
Only the information provided by you in the proposal will be reviewed and evaluated, as stated in the call descriptions:
An application for the events funding programme should include: Applicant’s Details, as well as general information on the planned event, the event proposal, completed with research questions and cooperation partners, a list of invitees and preliminary programme, a budget estimate and a CV. Further Information on funding can be found in the funding guidelines.
Your Application for the fellowship programme should include: Applicant’s Details, as well as general information on the research visit, the research programme proposal, a budget estimate, a CV, and a letter of endorsement from the host.
Further Information on funding can be found in the funding guidelines.
To make sure all applicants receive equal treatment, endorsements are not passed on to reviewers or decision-making bodies.
Yes, this is possible in consultation with the office.
The new application deadlines for 2022 are as follows:
Call 1 ends on Tuesday, March 15.
Call 2 ends on Monday, October 17, 2022,
each for funding in the years 2022 and 2023.
The deadlines for 2023 will be published in the summer of 2022.
Yes, you are eligible to apply if you are NOT a member of the University of Passau at the time of PICAIS funding.
If you are a visiting scholar at the University of Passau at the time of application, you are eligible to apply.
You may not claim any other visiting scholar funding at the University of Passau at the beginning of the PICAIS Fellowship funding, to ensure that double funding can be excluded.
The PICAIS event funding scheme permits to receive a fellowship funding at the same time.
A doctorate degree is mandatory in order to receive PICAIS funding.
While it is possible that you are still in the doctoral process at the time of your application, in the case of funding, your doctorate must be completed at the start of your fellowship funding.
Research and/or teaching activities as well as international publications cannot be credited as equivalent of a doctorate.
You can submit a proposal as soon as you have submitted your dissertation to the responsible examining body. In this case, please transfer your submitted dissertation electronically, as well as evidence that you have submitted your doctoral thesis. A statement from your supervisor must also be submitted with the proposal. Proof of successful completion of the doctorate must be submitted as soon as possible. The fellowship will only be granted and paid, if the PICAIS office has received proof.
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