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Bridging scholarship "STAY! / Come and STAY!"

About the scholarship


The New University Endowment Freiburg and the University of Freiburg are committed to supporting female researchers who have successfully completed their doctorate and want to pursue an academic career. The bridging scholarships “STAY! / Come and STAY!” are intended to unburden suitable junior researchers for the time needed to write a habilitation exposé or research exposé or an application for leadership of a research unit (six months) and enable them to subsequently apply for suitable follow-up financing in academia, such as a project staff position, a researcher’s or habilitation scholarship, etc. (another six months). 

The funding period is twelve months. The monthly scholarship payment is 1,800 euros. If the applicant is eligible for child benefit or a child tax credit in Germany, the scholarship pays an additional 300 euros per child per month, upon application.


Target group


The bridging scholarship “STAY! / Come and STAY!” is aimed at outstanding female junior researchers who have a qualifying doctorate. The minimum requirement for application is a doctoral thesis which has been submitted. If the applicant has already completed her doctorate, completion should not usually have been more than twelve months prior to application.


STAY! / Come and STAY! scholarship holders 2018



STAY! / Come and STAY! scholarship holders 2017





For the requirements for the granting of a scholarship, please check the documents in the download section of this page.


Application procedure


The program is advertised every year with application deadline in spring (15 March 2020). A notice about the granting of the scholarships can be expected by mid-May 2020.

The granting of the next year’s program will take place on 1 July 2020.

Please submit the completed Excel sheet in Excel format.

You are welcome to send us your application in electronic format (one single PDF file, not exceeding 3 MB).

Applications can be submitted in German or English language. Applications are to be submitted only to the Gender and Diversity Office. Consultation is possible in German, English and Spanish language.

Applications will only be passed on to the selection committee when all necessary documents are included. If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, please contact us until 13 December 2018 before submitting your application.


Further information


Mariana Vargas Ustares
Gender and Diversity Office
Tel.: +49 761 203-9053

Office hours: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1012 a.m. by appointment





Ausschreibung STAY! 2018

STAY! Call for appications 2018






Excel sheet


Checklist for application

FAQ Dokument

FAQ Document


Career Advising at the University of Freiburg





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