The International Research Center "Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History" at Humboldt University in Berlin, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) invites scholars to apply for 10 to 15 international research fellowships (senior scholars and postdoctoral candidates) for the 2015-2016 academic year. Applications are due in Berlin on 31 August 2014.
Candidates: We welcome candidates from various disciplines including history, anthropology, law, sociology, political science, geography, economics, and area studies. Applicants should be at the postdoctoral level or senior scholars.
We would like the proposed projects to employ a historical and transregional perspective. Applications should ideally focus on work / labour in relation to life course.
Possible topic areas are, among others, the household, loss of work, the relationship between work and non-work, work and gender, free and unfree labour.
We welcome proposals about all regions of the world and especially those that look at comparisons, conflicts, relations between different regions.
A global history perspective is not required; keeping an open mind to such ideas, however, is highly desirable.
The fellowships will begin on 1 October 2015 and end on 31 July 2016. Shorter fellowship terms will be possible.
Fellows will receive a monthly stipend, which can be individually negotiated, and are obliged to work at the research center in Berlin. A fully equipped office will be provided as well as organizational help for visa, housing, etc. During the fellowship, we also encourage fellows to introduce their work to wider audiences within Berlin’s scientific community.
The fellowships are subject to the approval of necessary funds to be sanctioned by the German Ministry of Education and Research.
Please use the electronic form on our website (or access the link directly https://rework.hu-berlin.de/fellowship/1516/applicationform.php)
You will be asked to provide information regarding your biography, the research project you intend to work on during your fellowship as well as details on your current research. Applicants should provide the names of two referees in addition to that.
Please note that we can only accept electronically submitted applications!
Application deadline: August 31, 2014
For further information, please contact: Dr. Felicitas Hentschke
T: +49 (0)30 / 2093-70206; F: -70210
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the center’s website http://rework.hu-berlin.de/.