In order to be eligible for a BRAIN fellowship and enter the selection process, applicants have to meet the following criteria:

- Eligible applicants are non-German nationals residing abroad and have not carried out any research in Germany for the last three years.

- Eligible applicants have undertaken at least 3 years of research since obtaining their doctorate.

- Applications must be complete (see Guide for Applicants).

- Research proposals must conform to EU Ethics Guidelines.

If you have any questions concerning eligibility criteria for this programme, please refer to our FAQ list or contact our help desk via email or phone (on the right side).


BRAIN help desk at the Brandenburg Ministry of Sciences, Research and Cultural Affairs:

Edith Mobou Dzuno
Referat 23

office hours: 9 - 15h CET

+49 (0) 331 866 4766


postal address:
Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur des Landes Brandenburg
Referat 23
Dortustr. 36