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University of Ghana, Ghana

by Richard Meckien - published Jul 11, 2018 02:55 PM - - last modified Feb 18, 2021 01:26 PM

Deadline: March 31, 2021

The Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) offers five Individual Fellowships (Junior/ Senior) for 3-5 months each at the University of Ghana for the period between 15 January and 31 July 2022.

The fellowships will allow researchers to conduct a project of their own choice. These projects can be of an opening, continuing, or closing nature. The successful applicants will become MIASA Fellows with all the corresponding rights and obligations for the agreed fellowship period.

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University of Edinburgh, Scotland

by Richard Meckien - published Jul 11, 2018 02:55 PM - - last modified Feb 17, 2021 12:09 PM

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) is pleased to announce a new three-year project examining a variety of topics centred on decoloniality. The Institute Project on Decoloniality 2021-2024 (IPD ‘24) is now open for applications. The Institute and its partners warmly encourages Fellowship applications from scholars around the world, exploring issues including but not limited to: decolonising gender and sexuality, anticolonial and decolonial theory, race and racialisation, and Scotland’s role in the British Empire. See https://www.iash.ed.ac.uk/institute-project-decoloniality for more details.

As well as in-person Fellowships, the IASH is happy to accept applications for hybrid / remote-working Fellowships for applicants who are unable to travel to Edinburgh. It is important to note that they still welcome applications on all topics and in all areas of the arts, humanities and social sciences to continue IASH’s traditional interdisciplinary work across disciplines, alongside IPD’24.

Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021-22
Deadline: 30 April 2021 (17:00 GMT)
Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Fellowships lasting up to ten months from candidates in any area of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. IASH provides an enviable location in one of the world’s most intellectually inspiring cities, together with a dynamic network of international connections. £13,000 bursary available.
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Junior Anniversary Fellowship 2021-22
Deadline: 30 April 2021 (17:00 GMT)
This ten-month Fellowship is for the most promising early-career scholars in the arts, humanities and social sciences. For 2021-22, we seek applications centred on the place of the humanities in the 21st century to take forward inquiry in a cross-disciplinary way, perhaps at the outermost boundaries of the humanities, arts and social sciences. £15,000 bursary available.
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Centre for Research Collections Fellowships 2021-22

Deadline: 30 April 2021 (17:00 GMT)
Applications are invited for three- to six-month Fellowships from postdoctoral scholars in any area of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, to examine special collections held at the University of Edinburgh. The collections include archives, manuscripts, rare books, art, musical instruments and other museum collections, many of which have either not been catalogued or not fully researched, presenting novel opportunities to a wide range of scholarly disciplines. Topics for 2021-22 can include Identities & Inequalities, International Connections: Focus on Africa or Materials & Materiality. £7,500 bursary available, plus travel grants.
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CSMCH-IASH Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern and Contemporary History 2021-22
Deadline: 30 April 2021 (17:00 GMT)
This three-month Fellowship is intended to encourage outstanding early-career interdisciplinary research and scholarly collaboration in the broad field of modern and contemporary history. The CSMCH has selected an interdisciplinary research theme for this year ('crisis'), which applicants must address. Otherwise, there is no limit on geographical area or time period, as long as the bulk of research falls within the 'modern and contemporary' period (c.1750-present). £3,300 bursary available, plus travel grants.
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Digital Scholarship Visiting Research Fellowships 2021- 2022
Deadline: 30 April 2021 (17:00 GMT)
These Visiting Fellowships of between three and six months are intended to encourage outstanding digitally-focused, interdisciplinary research, international scholarly collaboration, and networking activities with a specific focus on the digital. £7,500 bursary available.
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IASH-Alwaleed Research Fellowship 2021-22
Deadline: 30 April 2021 (17:00 GMT)
Applications are invited for three- to ten-month visits from researchers working in the field of contemporary Islam and Muslim culture, in association with the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World. We would particularly welcome applications linked to the themes of the new Institute Project on Decoloniality. Projects dealing with other themes in relation to the Muslim world will also be fully considered for this round of Fellowships. £13,000 stipend available.

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IASH-CTPI Duncan Forrester Fellowship
Deadline: 30 April 2021 (17:00 GMT)
Applications are invited for three- to ten-month visits from researchers working in any of the research areas of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues (CTPI). The applicant’s project must relate broadly to public theology, in relation to areas such as: peacebuilding and the arts; theology, politics, and migration; theology and environmental ethics; theology, law and justice; and decoloniality. £13,000 stipend available.
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RACE.ED Archival Research Fellowships 2021-22

Deadline: 30 April 2021 (17:00 GMT)
Applications are invited from postdoctoral scholars working in any area of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, to help provide evidence for research which will be part of the Institute Project on Decoloniality. Using the University of Edinburgh’s own archive and related collections, you will undertake research for three to ten months that uncovers evidence, narratives and addresses the silences in the University’s colonial legacy. In doing your research, you will work with the archivists to feed information back into the descriptions of these collections to readdress the knowledge and access to the collections, people and the stories within them. Stipends of up to £13,000.
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Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany

by Rafael Borsanelli - published Jan 27, 2021 11:05 AM - - last modified Jan 27, 2021 11:09 AM

Deadline: March 14, 2021

The University of Freiburg is going to launch the “Young Academy for Sustainability” in spring 2021 with the objective of hosting the world’s finest post-doctoral talents to undertake frontier research in the field of sustainability. The “Young Academy for Sustainability Research” is funded by the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation and provides two 2-year anchor junior fellowships, including an attractive salary, a research cost contribution and conference grants as well as other benefits.

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University of Konstanz, Germany

by Richard Meckien - published Jul 11, 2018 02:55 PM - - last modified Dec 04, 2020 10:04 AM

Deadline: February 24, 2021

The Zukunftskolleg is an Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Konstanz for the promotion of outstanding early career researchers in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. It forms a platform for interdisciplinary discourse between researchers in Germany and abroad, and provides them with resources for obtaining extramural funding. Researchers at the Zukunftskolleg perform research without administrative constraints and have the freedom to engage in meaningful exchange with other up-and-coming colleagues and with distinguished senior researchers.

Up to 4 (post-)doctoral stipends are available for up to 3 months (with justification for up to 4 months) and are based at the Zukunftskolleg. The start date is between September 1st, 2021 and October 1st, 2021. The on-site stipends are complemented by a digital fellowship extending it to a 12-month fellowship.

The Zukunftskolleg Konnect Fellowships support early career researchers from Africa, Asia and Latin America who are associated with one of the thirteen departments at the University of Konstanz. ZUKOnnect Fellows can use this time to extend their research networks and to get to know the research environment at the University of Konstanz while keeping their roots and position at home. As these fellowships can build a first bridge to the German and European academic system, we also encourage doctoral students in their last year to apply. From this call onwards, the “Manfred Ulmer-Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft” will support one ZUKOnnect Fellowships.

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Aarhus University, Denmark

by Richard Meckien - published Jul 11, 2018 02:55 PM - - last modified Feb 17, 2021 12:04 PM

Deadline: January 15, 2021

Up to 15 AIAS-COFUND fellowships are available for talented researchers from around the globe holding a PhD and at least two years of fulltime postdoctoral research experience after completing their PhD. Applicants can choose their research topic freely within all academic areas. Fellowships start on 1 October 2021 or 1 February 2022.

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