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Time Table of the Freiburg Rising Stars Academy 2021/2022

From application to a research stay in Freiburg: This is what awaits you now and after admission to the Freiburg Rising Stars Academy:

June 2021: Call open for Applications for admission to the Freiburg Rising Stars Academy

July 29, 2021: Application deadline

September 2021: Announcement of successful candidates

October 19, 2021: Virtual Kick-off Meeting of the Freiburg Rising Stars Academy for all Host Principal Investigators and Rising Stars

October 2021 – March 2022: Virtual Collaboration

Collaboration between Rising Stars and Host Principal Investigators starts on a virtual level.

This might include but is not limited to:

  • Definition of a joint research topic or research project
  • Definition of a scientific challenge and discussion of possible solutions and research approaches 
  • Preliminary work for a joint publication or an application for external funding
  • Discussion and setting-up of a long-term joint project

The Rising Stars and the Host Principal Investigator mutually define the topic and content of their collaboration. Applicants are also encouraged to provide their own ideas for collaboration.

March 21 to March 25, 2022: Freiburg Rising Stars Conference

All Rising Stars will be invited to Freiburg. Travel expenses will be covered. The conference will include scientific workshops, time in the laboratories, social activities as well as the Rising Stars Night. During the Rising Stars Night, a panel of experts will nominate the Rising Stars, who will be accepted to the Rising Stars in Residence Programme. Details about the competition will be announced to the candidates selected for admission to the Freiburg Rising Stars Academy. However, participation in the competition is not mandatory for Rising Stars.

Summer and Autumn of 2022: Rising Stars in Residence Programme:

Rising Stars selected for this programme will receive a travel stipend up to 5.000 Euros each for coming back to Freiburg for an extended research stay in summer and autumn of 2022.

2022 and beyond:

As part of the alumni of the Freiburg Rising Stars Academy, you will be part of an international network of top-researchers from your field. If you would like to stay on board, you can be included in all alumni activities provided by the University of Freiburg.

All events taking place in Freiburg will comply with the latest pandemic-related hygiene regulations. The health and safety of all participants is our highest priority.