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Time Table 2023/24

Application Period
Now open! Please make sure to carefully read the “How to Apply” page and consult all the information available. We look forward to your excellent applications!  
April 17 – June 15, 2023

Reviews of Applications & Matching of Rising Stars and Host-PIs  
You have successfully applied to the FRSA? Great, now it is our turn, we will be reviewing your applications carefully and match everyone who applied through Track 2 with fitting PIs. Stay tuned!  
July – August 2023
Letters of acceptance are sent out  
You’ve got mail! Make sure to consult your inbox throughout September, we will be informing everyone who applied to the FRSA about the outcome by the end of September. We will then also be in touch quickly about arranging travel in spring 2024. So make sure your contact information is up to date.  
September 2023
Digital Kick-Off  
It’s getting serious! The team of the Freiburg Rising Stars Academy 2023-24 gathers online for the first time. Meet you fellow rising stars and the Host-PIs in a nice, informative and interactive environment.
November 2023
Digital Project Development  
Now that you have met your Host-PIs, it is up to you to develop your projects virtually and get ready for the presentations and discussions at the Rising Stars Conference in Freiburg.  
November 2023 – February 2024
Rising Stars Conference in Freiburg  
Finally, we all come together in Freiburg for a full week of discussions, meetings, site-visits, lab and library days, networking with local peers and partners and so much more.  
11. – 15. March 2024
Rising Stars in Residence  
Congratulations, you have been selected for a Residence? We welcome you back to Freiburg for up to three months (in one sitting or multiple visits will be up to you). Whenever more than two Rising Stars come to town, we will ensure to organize some extracurricular activities.  
Individually between May and October 2024  
Become a life-long alumni!  
All done? Nope, we love to stay in touch with our alumni and keep the Rising Stars in a network that we hope, will last you a lifetime. And who knows, maybe you’ll become a Host-PI next.
December 2024