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Call for Applications

Joint Research Fellowship

at the University Medical Center Oldenburg
and the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study (HWK), Germany

Deadline: September 10, 2017

Open to: Postdoctoral and senior researchers in all fields of medical research

The University Medical Center Oldenburg and the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study Delmenhorst (HWK) offer a joint Fellowship for researchers in all fields of medicine and health sciences for a duration of up to six months with residence periods starting in 2018.

The University Medical Center Oldenburg is a recently established medical faculty, joining the University of Oldenburg (Germany) and the University of Groningen (Netherlands) for education and research in a European model project. Research at the Faculty is characterized by a close collaboration between the medical and natural science departments, featuring innovative medical studies and several co-operative projects like the Cluster of Excellence "Hearing4All", Collaborative Research Centers, and Research Training Groups. More information:

The HWK is an Institute for Advanced Study offering outstanding scientists the opportunity to focus on research away from their daily academic routine and to interact with fellows from different disciplines in sciences, humanities, and arts. Fellows reside on the HWK campus and collaborate with research labs at academic institutions in the Northwest of Germany. Thus, the HWK is an ideal platform for building networks and for generating innovative ideas. More information:


  • lively, diverse, and international community of fellows and research collaborators
  • excellent research infrastructure
  • free residence in modern, fully equipped apartments on the HWK campus
  • free transportation (cars, public transportation) for business purposes between the HWK campus and the Oldenburg University
  • support with both academic and daily life issues by professional staff at the HWK and the University Medical Center Oldenburg
  • residence stipend

Application procedure:

All applicants should submit their proposal according to the HWK guidelines for application:

Applications are evaluated in a two-step procedure by a joint committee of the University Medical Center and the HWK, as well as by the HWK Scientific Advisory Board. Evaluation criteria are the scientific excellence of the candidate and of the research proposal, the fit of the proposed project with research at the University Medical Center Oldenburg, and the willingness to contribute to and to profit from a highly interdisciplinary scientific community at both institutions.

Application deadline: September 10, 2017

Decisions will be announced in late autumn 2017. The period of residence will be in 2018 with concrete dates depending on the availability of apartments at the HWK and on the candidate's schedule.

For inquiries or to submit an application, please contact:

Dr. Dorothe Poggel, Research Manager at the HWK



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