The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin invite scholars to apply for ten post-doctoral fellowships. The fellowships are intended for scholars of history, literature, philology, political philosophy, religion and sociology who want to carry out their research projects in connection with the Berlin program. Applications Due: Jan. 11, 2009.
10 POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2009/2010
The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin invite scholars to apply for ten post-doctoral fellowships for the following research programs:
EUROPE IN THE MIDDLE EAST - THE MIDDLE EAST IN EUROPE
CITIES COMPARED: COSMOPOLITANISM IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND
ISLAMIC DISCOURSE CONTESTED: MIDDLE EASTERN AND EUROPEAN
PERSPECTIVES ON THE QUR'AN: NEGOTIATING DIFFERENT VIEWS
OF A SHARED HISTORY
TRAVELLING TRADITIONS: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON NEAR
TRADITION AND THE CRITIQUE OF MODERNITY: SECULARISM,
FUNDAMENTALISM AND RELIGION FROM MIDDLE EASTERN PERSPECTIVES
PREREQUISITES AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE
The fellowships are intended above all for scholars of history, literature, philology, political philosophy, religion and sociology who want to carry out their research projects in connection with the Berlin program. Fellows gain the opportunity to pursue research projects of their choice within the framework of one of the above- mentioned research fields and in relation to the program 'Europe in the Middle East - the Middle East in Europe'. In Berlin, they will be integrated into a university or non-university research institute. The working language of the research program is English. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 1.800 Euro (supplement for accompanying spouses: 250 Euro), and are obliged to work in Berlin and to help shape the seminars and working discussions related to their research field. As a rule, the fellowships begin on 1 October 2009 and end on 31 July 2010. The applicant's doctorate should have been completed no earlier than 2001. An application should be made
in explicit relation to one of the research fields and consist of 1.) a curriculum vitae, 2.) a 2 to 4 page project sketch, 3.) a sample of scholarly work (maximum 20 pages from an article, conference paper, or dissertation chapter) and 4.) a letter of recommendation by one university instructor.
The application should be submitted by e-mail as word document or PDF File in English and should be received by 11 January 2009. For further information on the program 'Europe in the Middle East -The Middle East in Europe' and for detailed information on the research fields, please see: www.eume-berlin.de