At IAMO you will find an attractive working environment within an international team. You will have the possibility to complete your doctorate or qualify as a professor. The Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies encourages qualified women to apply. Preference will be given to women and disabled persons with equal qualification and expertise.

IAMO Research Fellowships

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IAMO aims at strengthening its scientific portfolio through awarding two-year research fellowships to excellent scientists. Candidates are expected to develop innovative new research ideas, advance existing research or work on a specific issue of high societal relevance in collaboration with IAMO scientists. Research topics should broadly fit within IAMO’s mission and complement existing research.

Eligibility criteria

IAMO research fellowships are aimed at postdoctoral and senior researchers who are able to demonstrate outstanding academic performance through a strong publication record and an innovative research proposal that clearly outlines the contributions to advancing the state of the art. Candidates from all disciplines may apply as long as they complement IAMO’s existing research activities.

Application procedure

Candidates are invited to submit a research proposal of no more than 3,000 words. The proposal should set out a clear description of the proposed research, including the intended collaboration with IAMO staff, the publication strategy and a time schedule to achieve the research goals. The key selection criteria are the applicant’s academic record as well as originality and significance of the proposed research.

Applications will be evaluated quarterly, with the next deadline on April 1st, 2014. Applications must be submitted electronically to direktorium[at] and include a cover letter, CV with publication list and the research proposal. Applicants will be notified within two months after the submission deadline and must commence their fellowship within six months after selection.

What we offer

IAMO offers 6 fellowships per year. The fellowships cover accommodation in IAMO’s guest facilities and expenses for return travel. In addition, IAMO grants a two-year institutional affiliation to selected fellows that allows to continue the cooperation in projects, teaching and outreach.


Alfons Balmann (phone +49 345 29 28 300)

Thomas Glauben (phone +49 345 29 28 200)
Thomas Herzfeld (phone +49 345 29 28 100)

E-Mail: direktorium[at]

Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)

Theodor-Lieser-Str. 2
D-06120 Halle (Saale), Germany