EUME Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Students in Germany

Who can Apply?  The fellowships are intended primarily for scholars of art history, history, literature, philology, political philosophy, political science, religion and sociology who want to carry out their research projects in connection with the Berlin program. Applicants should be at the postdoctoral level and should have obtained their doctorate within the last seven years. One fellowship provided by the Irmgard Coninx Foundation is reserved for a scholar at risk and offers scholars who suffer threats of life, liberty, and well-being in their own countries a safe location and conducive academic environment to carry out their research. Any scholar who faces a risk of persecution on account of belief, scholarship or identity is eligible. SAR fellows need not be refugee scholars.

Fellows gain the opportunity to pursue research projects of their own choice within the framework of one of the above-mentioned research fields and in relation to the overall program Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe. Successful applicants will be fellows of EUME at the Forum Transregionale Studien and associate members of one of the universities or non-university research institutes listed below. As a rule, the fellowships start on 1 October 2017 and will end on 31 July 2018. Postdoctoral fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 2.500 € plus supplement depending on their personal situation. Organisational support regarding visa, insurances, housing, etc. will be provided. Fellows are obliged to work in Berlin and to help shape the seminars and working discussions related to their research field. Scholars are also invited to apply for their own funding. The working language of EUME is English.

Scholarship Info: Europe in the Middle East – the Middle East in Europe (EUME) is offering 5 Postdoctoral Fellowships and 1 IRMGARD CONINX Postdoctoral Fellowship for a Scholar at Risk for the Academic Year 2017/2018. International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

The guiding principle of Europe in the Middle East – the Middle East in Europe (EUME) is the exploration of political, social, religious and cultural links between Europe and the Middle East in history and the present.

Study Level: Fellowships are available to pursue the postdoctoral programme.

Study Subject: The fellowships are intended primarily for scholars of art history, history, literature, philology, political philosophy, political science, religion and sociology who want to carry out their research projects in connection with the Berlin program. for the research program Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME). One of the fellowships is addressed to a scholar at risk.

Scholarship Award: Postdoctoral fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 2.500 € plus supplement depending on their personal situation. Organisational support regarding visa, insurances, housing, etc. will be provided. Fellows are obliged to work in Berlin and to help shape the seminars and working discussions related to their research field. Scholars are also invited to apply for their own funding.

Number of Awards: Six fellowships are available.
5 postdoctoral fellowships for the academic year 2017/18 and 1 Irmgard Coninx postdoc fellowship for a scholar at risk.

Scholarship can be taken in Berlin, Germany

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

College Entry Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants should be at the postdoctoral level and should have obtained their doctorate within the last seven years.

English language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University. The working language of EUME is English.

How to Apply: The application should be submitted by e-mail as three (or four) separate WORD documents or PDF files in English and should be received by May 15, 2017, sent to eume-at-trafo-berlin.de.

  • An application should be made in explicit relation to one of the research fields and consist of
  • A curriculum vitae,
  • A project description (no longer than five pages), stating what the scholar will work on in Berlin if granted a fellowship,
  • A sample of scholarly work (maximum 20 pages from an article, conference paper, or dissertation chapter),
  • The names of two university faculty members who can serve as referees (no letters of recommendation required).
  • For the application as a scholar at risk, please add a threat assessment from a third party, such as the Scholar at Risk Network, the Scholar Rescue Fund, or a colleague.

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is May 15, 2017.

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