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University of Göttingen, Germany

by Richard Meckien - published Jul 11, 2018 02:55 PM - - last modified Oct 17, 2019 08:40 AM

Deadline: February 3, 2019

For the period October 2019 to July 2021, the Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (Lichtenberg-Kolleg) invites applications for Early Career Fellowships. The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favoured. All Fellowships are open to candidates who have received a doctorate within the last 6 years.

Further information on how to apply

Aarhus University, Denmark

by Richard Meckien - published Jul 11, 2018 02:55 PM - - last modified Oct 17, 2019 08:42 AM

Deadline: January 23, 2019

The Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies-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.

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University of Konstanz, Germany

by Richard Meckien - published Jul 11, 2018 02:55 PM - - last modified Oct 17, 2019 08:40 AM

Deadline: January 31, 2019

Research Visits at the Zukunftskolleg support temporary research stays from one up to six months by international early career researchers from partner institutions and from within the networks of University-based Institutes for Advanced Study (UBIAS).

The aim of the Research Visits is to provide an opportunity to engage in a research project at the University of Konstanz, ideally in collaboration with a Zukunftskolleg fellow.

No limitation is placed on the area of research within the humanities, natural and social sciences. Interdepartmental and interdisciplinary study is encouraged.

Visiting researchers receive a working space in the Zukunftskolleg with all the usual research facilities and are expected to participate in all the Zukunftskolleg’s activities. Experimental projects in the natural sciences can only be supported if arrangements for lab space are made with the respective departments, since the Zukunftskolleg does not have any laboratory space of its own.

Funding will include round trip travel to Konstanz and up to EUR 800 per month toward accommodation in Konstanz. The Zukunftskolleg will not offer employment contracts for Research Visits.

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University of Freiburg and University of Ghana

by Richard Meckien - published Jul 11, 2018 02:55 PM - - last modified Oct 17, 2019 08:40 AM

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 Oct 17, 2019 08:40 AM

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