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ERA Fellowships ScM - Science Management

As part of the national strategy for the European Research Area (ERA), Germany is expanding its collaboration with the EU13 member states. These include Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. The ERA Fellowships - Science Management action supports capacity building in the field of science management in the EU13 and lasting networks between the EU13 countries and German non-university research institutes, research funding organisations, and universities.

  • Posted on: 03.05.2019

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Time period:
8-12 weeks (including campus weeks) between 15 March and 31 October 2020. The guest stays in Germany must end by 31 May 2020.

Number of funded guest stays:
30 at maximum

Application period:
Applications follow a two-step process. Project outlines must be submitted to DLR-PT by 19 June 2019. After evaluation is completed, all successful applicants will be invited to hand in a full application.
The selected host institutions will be informed once the evaluation process is finalised.

Who is it for?

The action is designed for science managers (middle administrative management level) from research institutes, research funding organisations, universities or similar institutions in the EU13 states and Germany which provide scientific contributions. The participants from the EU13 states (EU13 fellows) and the German host institutions will thus be given the opportunity to gather practical experience, acquire and expand competencies, and to establish new or strengthen existing networks.

How does it work? Theory and practice

Guest stay: During their guest stay at a German science organisation or higher education institution, the EU13 fellows gather practical experience in science management. They will get in-depth insights and exchange views on scientific management procedures and processes on an expert level. Before a fellowship begins, a structured training concept will be agreed with the German host institution.

Campus weeks: In addition to the guest stay at a host organisation, the ERA Fellowships action also features a theoretical part. An attractive programme awaits the participants on campus: Structured in "thematic days" on, inter alia, knowledge transfer, EU research funding, or internationalisation, the campus weeks provide opportunities for learning, the exchange of experiences and intensive networking. German experts will lead discussions and study trips. As the campus weeks are part of the ERA Fellowships action, participation is obligatory for the EU13 fellows. Their partners from the German host organisations are also welcome to participate in principle and will be specially invited to specific campus days.

Campus week 1
Time period: February 2020
Venue: Bonn

Campus week 2
Time period: May 2020
Venue: Berlin

Information on venues, accommodation and programme will be made available in due course at this website


S&T field/scope: General | Affilation and Pillar: Research and innovation community | Geographical focus: Danube Region