[CALL] DFG Mercator Fellow


Deadline: ongoing

For research stays (6-12 months) of Austrian researchers in Germany within a DFG-project.

Fellowships enable intensive, long-term, project-based collaboration between researchers from both domestic and foreign institutions. German researchers apply for the Mercator Module to include their foreign partners. Although Mercator Fellows are on-site for only part of the project, they remain in contact with the project team members once their research stay is over. Foreign Mercator Fellowship holders are awarded the title of Mercator Fellows in recognition of their dedication.

Mercator Fellowships can be applied for within the following DFG-programmes:

  • Research Grants
  • The Emmy Noether Programme
  • Research Training Groups
  • Collaborative Research Centres
  • Further DFG-programmes


In addition to an allowance to cover travel expenses, fellows may receive a salary for their work. The amount depends on the fellows’ qualifications; it may not exceed the level of the personnel cost category for professors.


Usually between 6 to 12 months