On this page you will find answers to frequently asked questions concerning the BREMEN TRAC program. The list is not exhaustive, but grows with your help: brementracnoSpam@vw.uni-bremen.de.  


BREMEN TRAC Program and application:

How many BREMEN TRAC Fellowships are available?
In total, we have 18 fellowships lasting 24 months each. The calls for applications will be published in February 2013, 2014 and 2015. Each call will be awarded with six Fellowships.

How many applications can be submitted?
Only one application can be submitted per call per person. It is possible to apply again in the next call after being rejected for the first time.  

Which nationalities are eligible for the fellowships?
All nationalities are eligible, but at the time of application you may not have resided or carried out your main activity in Germany for more than twelve months in the three years immediately prior to the reference deadline for submission of proposals. Short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

Is there an age limit for application?
No, there is no age limit, but the eligibility criteria have to be met. 

Is it possible to update my application after the submission, e.g. if a paper has been accepted?
No, modifications will not be accepted after the submission deadline.

Are German language skills required?
German skills are not obligatory, unless they are required for conducting the research project. However it is recommendable to have basic knowledge for everyday life and integration. We offer fellows the opportunity to take German classes during their time in Bremen.