Academy Professors are internationally leading-edge researchers and recognised experts in their field who are expected to have great scientific impact in the scientific community and in society at large. Academy Professors are expected to significantly advance research in their field and to develop creative research environments.
When applying for funding for a research post as Academy Professor you apply for funding for your own salary for up to five years.
The aim is to facilitate full-time scientific research for internationally leading-edge researchers. Academy Professors pursue their research plan, supervise their team and provide guidance to junior researchers. Their duties also include (without separate compensation) supervision of thesis and dissertation writers and teaching associated with the research.