The deadline for applications for the third Open Call for the Lower Saxony – Scotland Tandem Fellowship Programme has been extended to March 31, 2023.

The following changes in the fellowship timeline have been made due to the extension of the application period:

  • The decision of the selection committee and the announcement of the new fellowships will be published in April 2023. 
  • The start date of all upcoming fellowships has been moved to 1 May 2023, while 31 December 2023 remains unchanged as the intended end date. As the maximum duration of the fellowship has thus been reduced to eight months, the individual short-term stays are now limited to four months per fellow and will be funded with up to 1,400 EUR per person per month spent abroad. 

The general concept of the fellowship remains consistent: Project proposals are invited from early career researchers who have completed their PhD within the last 10 years and have an employment contract with a Scottish or Lower Saxony university. The programme offers an excellent framework for researchers from both regions to form a tandem and pursue joint projects in a transnational exchange at the most recognised universities.

For more information and an insight into all the details of the current open call and the application process, we would like to kindly invite you to join our upcoming Information Zoom Sessions on 22 February 2023 and 6 March 2023. Please find the details of both meetings here.

For more information (including the Open Call and Application Form) the programme please visit our website:

If you have any questions, contact ECAS Academic Coordinator Karolina Michniewicz at: or ECAS Team at: