Fulbright-Cottrell Award for Pioneering Research and Creative Teaching at German Universities

The annual Fulbright-Cottrell Award of the German-American Fulbright Commission in Berlin is a three year-long research programme which supports pioneering research and teaching activities in the fields of chemistry, physics and astronomy in Germany. Candidates are also given the opportunity to attend the annual Cottrell Scholar Conference and build transatlantic connections with outstanding international scientists.

Junior group leaders and habilitated researchers (including junior professors, Juniordozenten/Privatdozenten) who are working at a German university/research institute with teaching responsibilities in the core programmes (Bachelor/Master’s) of chemistry, physics or astronomy are eligible.

Candidates must fulfil the following requirements:

  • German citizenship (in exceptional cases, Lebensmittelpunkt/centre of life in Germany is accepted).
  • Doctoral degree in chemistry, physics or astronomy.
  • Affiliation with the host German university/institute for the entire award period.

The award consists of up to €63,000 for a period of three years. An additional €5,000 is granted for participation at the Cottrell Scholar Conference.

Applications must be submitted to Fulbright Germany by the deadline of 10 January 2022 (23:59 CET).