International IGB Fellowship Programme in Freshwater Science

Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)

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Grant amount: €30,000 - €60,000

Next deadline: Dec 1, 2019

Later deadlines: Jun 1, 2020

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher Unaffiliated Researcher PhD Student

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Germany

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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International IGB Fellowship Program in Freshwater Science

You would like to expand your research on freshwaters and/or fisheries? You are highly motivated to put your excellent research ideas into action? You would like to work (abroad) with an interdisciplinary team of experts on freshwater ecology and inland fisheries? And your are looking for unique facilities to develop new approaches and to tackle the most relevant research questions for the future of our freshwaters?
Then we cordially invite you to apply for a research visit at IGB. With Berlin being an attractive science location you will find ideal research conditions, internationally networked infrastructure and open minded colleagues from an interdisciplinary research field on freshwater ecology and inland fisheries.
About the IGB Fellowship Program
Twice a year we offer Fellowships for Guest Doctoral Students, Postdocs, or Senior Scientists for 6 - 24 months each. These Fellowships are designed to enable outstanding scientists to actively participate in and contribute to the research program at IGB, thus supporting their personal education and training.
  • Guest Doctoral Students Fellowships: for doctoral students to obtain funding for a short-term visit to IGB from their home institution. (This fellowship does not cover a full three-year doctoral thesis.)
  • Postdoc Fellowships: full support for post-doctoral researchers to carry out full-time research at IGB.
  • Senior Fellowships: for scientists (in general already leading their own working group) to obtain funding for a short-term visit to IGB from their home institution.

The working language of the laboratories at IGB is English and we value diversity in backgrounds and nationalities.

The following links may help you to identify the best potential host for your scientific idea in one of our main research fields.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicants must hold a Diploma/Master degree (Doctoral Students Fellowships) or a doctoral degree/PhD (Postdoc and Senior Scientis Fellowships) in a subject relevant to one of our research fields.
  • In advance of the application you should already have contacted your potential host and developed a research program in accordance with your host group.


  • GB is determined to increase the proportion of women in successful scientific careers and particularly encourages female scientists to apply.
  • Disabled persons with equal qualifications will be favoured.


  • Applicants who actually are residents in Germany may not be eligible to apply for the International IGB Fellowship Program.
  • IGB Fellows must not be employed elsewhere in Germany in parallel to their fellowship period at IGB.