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Call for Proposals: Junior Research Group „Research Quality in and across Disciplines“

Topic area Research Quality and Open Science

  • Start of the call for proposals: June 3, 2021
  • Application deadline: August 1, 2021
  • Earliest start of funding: 1. December 2021
  • Funding Period: 4 years, 2 months
  • Funding amount:
    - Personnel: includes the position of a junior research group leader, up to 1.5 FTE of research assistants and up to 0.5 FTE of administrative staff
    - Material costs: up to 20.000 Euro p.a.

We are looking for an outstanding early career researcher, national or international, who has already gathered profound scientific experience after their doctorate and who would now like to assume the leadership for a Junior Research Group at one of the Berlin University Alliance’s partner institutions.

The hereby advertised Junior Research Group “Research Quality in and across Disciplines” will provide, over a funding period of four years, a theoretical and empirical framework that allows to better grasp the multifaceted construct of research quality in consideration of disciplinary particularities. To this aim relevant dimensions of research quality are to be identified and criteria for their analysis and assessment shall be developed and operationalized. The Research Group’s activities will form a foundation for future processes of quality assurance and serve the development of standards for the research process.

The Junior Research Group will contribute to the long-term improvement of research quality at the partner institutions of the Berlin University Alliance and beyond and also help establish the creation of an “error culture”.

The Junior Research Group is staffed with a postdoctoral group leader and additional scientific and non-scientific personnel. Material costs amounting to 20.000 Euro per year can be asserted.

The call addresses researchers of all disciplines.


Necessary documents

For the purpose of safeguarding Gender Equality and Diversity, applications from female researchers as well as other members of underrepresented groups in academia (people with diversity attributes such as disabilities, migration backgrounds, first-generation researchers etc.) are particularly welcome.