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University of Freiburg and University of Ghana

by Richard Meckien - published Jul 11, 2018 02:55 PM - - last modified Nov 09, 2018 02:33 PM

Deadline: November 30, 2018

The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, based at the University of Freiburg, in cooperation with the Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA), hosted at the University of Ghana, is announcing junior and senior fellowships.

The MIASA is dedicated to the topic of ‘Sustainable Governance’. In its first call for short-term fellowships, the Institute welcomes applications from excellent researchers to join the interdisciplinary fellow group (IFG) “Parliaments and Democracy in Africa” from September to December 2019.

Eligible for application are researchers from all countries after completion of their PhD in a relevant discipline of the Humanities or the Social Sciences. Applicants must propose a research project that matches the research focus of the IFG.

Website link to the call

Technische Universität München, Germany

by Richard Meckien - published Jul 11, 2018 02:55 PM - - last modified Sep 14, 2018 04:07 PM

Deadline: October 24, 2018

The TUM Institute for Advanced Study (TUM-IAS) invites applications for Fellowships in the following categories of its Fellowship program:

  • Anna Boyksen Fellowships for outstanding scientists from outside TUM who intend to explore gender- and diversity-relevant themes in the context of the TUM subject portfolio;
  • Hans Fischer Fellowships for outstanding early-career scientists from outside TUM;
  • Hans Fischer Senior Fellowships for renowned international scientists from outside TUM;
  • Rudolf Diesel Industry Fellowships for highly qualified researchers from industry.


TUM-IAS will award up to two of the Hans Fischer and / or Hans Fischer Senior Fellowships to candidates from a home institution in Africa and / or Latin America (all American countries with the exception of Canada and the US). Candidates for this Fellowship will undergo the same evaluation as the other applications, but in their case, local evaluation factors will also be taken into account. The Fellows will then receive the regular Hans Fischer (Senior) Fellowship benefits.

More information on the individual Fellowship programs can be found on the Institute's website.

Website link to the call

University of Helsinki, Finland

by Richard Meckien - published Jul 11, 2018 02:55 PM - - last modified Aug 28, 2018 10:57 AM

Deadline: September 13, 2018

The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies engages in high-quality research in the human and social sciences (including law, behavioural sciences, and theology), promotes interaction between different academic fields, and advances international research cooperation. In September 2018, the Collegium invites applications for:

  1. Core fellowships. 10-15 post-doctoral researchers/ university researchers /research directors for a fixed-term salaried appointment, to begin on 1 September 2019. Research directors’ terms range from 0.5 to one year, while post-doctoral and university researchers’ terms range from one to two years. Applicants for the post-doctoral researcher’s posts must hold a doctoral degree and are expected to demonstrate an ability to conduct independent scholarly work. Applicants for the university researcher’s post must hold a doctoral degree and should provide evidence of high-level research experience. Applicants for the position of research director will have the experience and qualifications equivalent to those of an appointee to a professorship. All applicants will need to demonstrate their ability to work and collaborate in a high-level international research environment.
  2. Postdoctoral fellowships in the arts. 2 postdoctoral researchers in the arts for fixed-term salaried employment from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020. The requirements for the position include a doctoral degree as well as experience of artistic work and artistic research. Representatives of all artistic fields may apply. The fellowships in the arts are funded by the Kone Foundation.


Detailed descriptions of the fellowships and instructions for applicants

Fulbright Brazil - Grants to US scholars

by Richard Meckien - published Jul 11, 2018 02:55 PM - - last modified Aug 22, 2018 02:17 PM

Deadline: September 12, 2018

The Fulbright Commission in Brazil is offering, jointly with the Brazilian government agency CAPES, grants to US scholars to do research and/or teach in Brazil. The award covers travel and stay related costs for three or four months. The four month stay can be split into two two-month in-country visits.

More information and how to apply
(Select COUNTRY: Brazil and click on SEARCH ONLY OPEN AWARDS.)

University of Strasbourg, France

by Richard Meckien - published Jul 11, 2018 02:55 PM - - last modified Aug 06, 2018 10:57 AM

Deadline: September 10, 2018

The University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study (USIAS) has launched its call for proposals for 2019 Fellowships. USIAS supports excellent, original research in all scientific domains. Each year, the Institute selects 10-20 fellows for a period of between three months to two years. Researchers from outside of Strasbourg are particularly invited to apply. In addition, Strasbourg researchers who wish to work on original new topics that are outside of their current field are welcome to apply.

More information on the call can be found here