Supported by Rheinenergie-Stiftung

Representation theory of algebras and algebraic Lie theory

An academic interchange network in pure mathematics

(April 2008 to March 2010)

Visiting fellowships



Visiting fellowships:

The network's aim is to support research collaborations and postdoctoral training. Therefore scholarships are made available to young Chinese researchers in representation theory, to support existing collaborations or to initiate new collaborations. In the period April 2008 to March 2010, several visiting fellowships are available. Typically, a visiting fellowship is for a stay at Kön of three to six months; longer visits are possible, if the scholarship can be combined with other funds.

Applications are invited for these visiting fellowships. Applications can be submitted at any time; they will be dealt with on a rolling basis, there is no deadline.

Eligible applicants hold a Phd degree (or are about to complete their PhD before the proposed starting date of the fellowship), are of Chinese nationality and are working in the subject area of representation theory of algebras and algebraic Lie theory.

New: The postdoctoral positions for a period of six months are not avaible any more!

Application procedure:

A prospective applicant first should informally contact the coordinator (Steffen Koenig) or the manager (Qunhua Liu) of the network. The formal application to the network then has to be sent preferably by email, to the coordinator (Steffen Koenig). An application has to include the following information:

  • Letter of application, clearly stating the area of the intended research project to be carried out during the visit, the period of visit and the preferred starting date of the fellowship.
  • CV, giving details on academic education and any other relevant information (publications, prizes, etc).
  • Name and (email) address of a referee. The prospective host cannot act as a referee. Typically the referee should be the PhD supervisor or a senior mathematician, who is familiar with the applicant's work. Unless agreed otherwise, references will be solicited by the management team and should not be sent with the application.

Visiting fellowships awarded:

  • Dr Guodong Zhou: Combined with a six-month DAAD scholarship, Dr. Zhou had a position in Köln for one year from July 2008 to June 2009.
  • Dr Jiaqun Wei: Except the Rheinenergie scholarship, Dr. Wei got another scholarschip from Jiangsu Province of China. Altogether he will work in Köln for one year from February 2009 to January 2010.
  • Dr Ronghua Tan: Six months from March 2009 to August 2009.

Management Team:

Contact: Qunhua Liu , e-mail:
Last updated: 11 August 2009