CfA: Fulbright-Cottrell Award 2024

„For junior faculty in chemistry, physics and astronomy at German universities/research institutes:
Fulbright-Cottrell Award
Funding begins July 2024

With its Fulbright-Cottrell Award, the German-American Fulbright Commission in Berlin (Fulbright Germany) offers a unique opportunity for researcher-educators in the fields of physics, astronomy and chemistry (including biological systems). The Award recognizes outstanding scientists who strive to integrate their research and teaching activities, regarding them as interdependent.


Who can apply?
Junior group leaders and habilitated researchers (including junior professors, Juniordozent:innen, and Privatdozent:innen) working at a German university/research institute with teaching responsibilities in the core programs (Bachelor/Master) of chemistry, physics or astronomy are eligible for the award.

Fulbright Germany strives to embed diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) in all aspects of its work. Applications are open to all individuals regardless of their race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity.

Successful applicants will receive funding of €63,000 for a three-year project that integrates pioneering research with creative teaching in their respective fields. The award also includes an additional €5,000 for participation in the annual Cottrell Scholar Conference in Tucson, Arizona, as well as engagement in a transatlantic network of like-minded “teacher-scholars.”
Detailed information about the award may be found on the following Website.
Application deadline: January 29, 2024
If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Moore at