The recently established KU Center for Advanced Studies “Dialogical Cultures – Critical Reflection Spaces for Cultural Studies and Social Sciences” (KU CAS) at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt has announced three research fellowships for postdoctoral scholars and early-career researchers. Applications are due by January 31, 2022.
The Dialogical Cultures Senior Fellowship addresses experienced scholars holding either a professorship or an equivalent postdoctoral research position at a university or a research institution. The Dialogical Cultures Junior Fellowship and the Henriette Herz Fellowship address early-stage researchers at the postdoctoral career level.
While the Senior and Junior Fellowships are eligible for scholars regardless of their nationality, the Henriette Herz Fellowship is open for applications by international incoming scholars only.
For all Fellowships, candidates should:
- be pursuing a thematically and/or methodologically innovative research project that reflects the overall interdisciplinary KU CAS research agenda and perspective of “dialogical cultures”;
- have an outstanding academic track record, e.g. in terms of publications, third-party funding, participation at conferences, academic awards/prices etc. at an international level and suitable to academic career stage;
- be presenting a convincing plan for completing a substantial research publication (monograph or journal article) or a third-party funding application during their stay;
- be interested in interdisciplinary scholarly exchange and committed to presenting and discussing their work at joint KU CAS events and activities (brownbag meetings, colloquia, etc.);
- be committed to extending their academic networks and learning more about opportunities of research stays and academic careers in Germany (esp. for postdocs and international candidates).
Fellows will receive:
- A research residency at a small, familial “college-like” German university, located in the picturesque historical town of Eichstätt in the heart of Bavaria, at half a distance between the metropolitan areas of Nuremburg and Munich;
- An inspring environment in which to dedicate the fellow’s time to their research project, either in its early stages (third-party funding application) or final phase (completing a publication);
- Full affiliation to the KU CAS for the duration of the stay with its support infrastructure, access to the university’s research facilities and services, as well as office space and equipment;
- A co-hosting arrangement with a senior and junior scholar at the KU CAS to fully integrate the fellow in the hosting department and the vibrant KU campus life;
- A monthly scholarship of 5,000 EUR for senior and 3,500 EUR for junior/Henriette Herz fellows to be granted for Fellowships of one to four months duration as a lump sum covering all costs for travel, accommodation, and subsistence etc. (retirement supplements or healthcare insurance allowances are not included);
- High visibility for the fellow’s research by giving a public lecture, promoted to the KU CAS network and made available as a video recording on our website, additionally the professional production of a podcast with a conversation about their work at the KU CAS;
- Additional support provided by the KU International Office to assure housing and assistance in administrative matters (incl. e.g. further supplements for costs of overseas travelling);
- German academic career support services especially for international postdoctoral applicants in the form of workshops and mentoring tailored towards the fellow’s needs and interests.
Applicants should submit one single PDF-file (max. 20 MB) to [email protected], including:
- Statement of purpose letter (1-2 pages), including the planned dates and duration https://www.ku.de/of the applicant’s stay (1-4 months) and indicating how the project bears upon the KU CAS research agenda;
- Description of the research project (max. 5,000 words);
- Curriculum Vitae including a comprehensive list of publications;
- For Junior/Henriette Herz candidates only: letter of recommendation by a senior scholar/mentor from their discipline (1-2 pages).
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