Calls for Applications – Psychology


Excellence Strategy: Announcement of Summer & Winter Schools for Postdocs 2024

Deadline: 15. March / 15. September

In addition to the offers of the Graduate Academy, the funding program primarily serves the qualification of Postdocs. The aim of the workshops is to expand the interdisciplinary and international networking of young academics in addition to their scientific and methodological skills.

Target Group:
Applications may be submitted by Postdocs who are members of the University of Tübingen (see § 7 Grundordnung) and whose doctorate was achieved no longer than 6 years ago.


  • Funding is provided for 3 to 5 days events that address scientific topics of interdisciplinary relevance.
  • In view of the international orientation of the event and the desired participation of international guest speakers, it should be conducted in English.
  • The University of Tübingen aims to reduce existing disadvantages for women. For this reason, a balanced gender ratio must be considered when selecting participants.
  • In principle, the planned event should be open to all members of the University of Tübingen. In justified individual cases, the number of participants may be limited.
  • The Summer & Winter Schools may not be applied for to finance existing events or series of events.
  • Funding

For the implementation of the Summer & Winter Schools, funding up to a maximum of 12,000 € can be applied for as follows:

  • student assistants for the support during the planning, organization and realization of the event (please take employer's contribution into account)
  • travel expenses (flight - economy class, train - 2nd class) and accommodation (max. 95 € per night incl. breakfast) for up to 10 external, actively contributing junior researchers
  • guest speakers
  • travel expenses (flight - economy class, train - 2nd class)
  • accommodation (max. 95 € per night incl. breakfast)
  • catering (max. 60 € per person and day, please also consider the dinner mentioned below)
  • coffee breaks
  • lunch snacks
  • dinner
  • once per event
  • max. 40,00 € per person
  • only for active contributors named in the program (speakers, moderators, organizers)
  • for online and hybrid events
  • technical equipment and support
  • professional recording, live streaming and archiving
  • moderation

Funding Period:
The event is to be held within one year of submission of the application.

Application Deadline:
15.03. / 15.09. each year

The decision on the applications is made after an evaluation by the Research Commission of the University of Tübingen.

Application Procedure:

  • Applications must be submitted via the online application portal.
  • You will find a summary of the application guidelines in the internal section of the Excellence Strategy (registration with university login).
  • Please also submit the form Declaration and Fact Sheet (signed by the head of the institute and the dean) as an original. You can download the form from the internal section of the Excellence Strategy (registration with university login).

Application Scope:
Max. 7 pages

Dr. Dörte Ißleib
+49 7071 / 29 -75010

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