Who Can Visit?

Eligible participants are academic researchers whose interests relate to one of the research areas of SAFE:


Types of Visitors

The program is meant for researchers at different stages in their career:


Senior Visitors I (Distinguished Senior Visitors)

Distinguished Research Visitors are senior researchers of worldwide reputation. The main purpose of their visit is to disseminate new research methods and results of recent, path breaking research. They are expected to teach a PhD-level mini-course (9 hours total) on such methods and findings, to be attended by graduate students, interested faculty, and outside researchers. Senior visitors also offer either a public lecture open to financial practitioners and researchers in the Frankfurt area; or a research seminar. Finally, senior visitors are expected to discuss or otherwise interact with students and interested faculty on research topics of mutual interest.

Length of stay is one to two weeks (minimum of 5 working days).


Senior Visitors II

Senior Visitors are experienced researchers with a strong international reputation, who visit in order to exchange and interact with senior and junior researchers at Goethe University. They do not intend to teach a graduate mini-course but, they are expected to give a research seminar or public lecture and to interact with interested researchers.

The length of these visits is flexible, and needs to be agreed upon, in consideration of space and resource needs.


Junior Visitors

Junior Visitors are PostDoctoral researchers with a promise of research excellence in the chosen field of study, who wish to spend some period of time in Frankfurt to work on a research project and gain experience in one of the research areas of SAFE. Junior Visitors are admitted on a competitive basis for a period of three to six months, while longer-term visitors apply for a period between 6 months and two years.

During their stay, junior visitors will work closely together with faculty and research staff from SAFE and will have the active support of the hosting research professor heading the chosen research area. Visitors may also be asked to contribute to research-related functions (such as the Data Center, the organization of conferences, seminars, etc.).

Details of the time schedule and duration of the visit need to be agreed upon.

Please note that the program is not designed as a program for students. Participants are required to have completed a doctoral degree or equivalent in Economics, Finance, Law or a related field.