Call for proposals: Postdoc Research Fellowships at the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies
Based on the research focus “Grenzen des Kalten Krieges | Compromising the Cold War“ the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies will award for its second academic year (October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017) postdoctoral research fellowships to emerging and established scholars in the field of history. The deadline to apply is 1 December, 2015.
“Grenzen des Kalten Krieges | Compromising the Cold War”
In March 2015 the Berliner Kolleg Kalter Krieg (Berlin Center for Cold War Studies) began its work. The Center is a joint project of the Hamburg Institute for Social Research, the Institute of Contemporary History Munich-Berlin, the Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED-Dictatorship and the Humboldt University Berlin.
The Center is a place of international scholarly exchange and the continuing development of historiographic research devoted to the Cold War. It focuses on international and inter-German relations, the perception and management of conflicts, the history of emotions, the Cold War’s impact on societies and sciences in East and West and the culture of remembrance that has emerged since 1990. The Center carries out independent projects, promotes German and international scholars through fellowships and offers public lectures, conferences and exhibitions.
The research interests of the Center are particularly directed at the theme of “Grenzen des Kalten Krieges | Compromising the Cold War“. For more information please see http://berlinerkolleg.com/agenda.html
Based on the research focus “Grenzen des Kalten Krieges | Compromising the Cold War“ the Center will award for its second academic year (October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017) postdoctoral research fellowships to emerging and established scholars in the field of history. You may apply either for a six or a twelve months fellowship.
Fellows will be granted the opportunity in Berlin to launch or complete a major, independent scholarly project and, if needed, to conduct research in German and Berlin archives. The grant will not be awarded for the completion of dissertation manuscripts.
We presuppose that all applicants are willing to cooperate with colleagues from the participating institutions (Hamburg Institute for Social Research, the Institute of Contemporary History Munich-Berlin, the Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED-Dictatorship and the Humboldt University Berlin). Fellows are also expected during their stay in Berlin to give a public lecture on their topic. If they are staying for twelve months, they are also requested to host a non-public conference on an issue related to their project.
Fellowships carry a monthly award of € 2,200.00. If required, a monthly allowance of € 400.00 is added for family / children, which might partially be allocated for the rent.
Fellows must reside in Berlin. An apartment will be provided if they are not from Berlin. Travel costs (air/rail) to arrive in and depart from Berlin will be covered. Also covered are mobility costs for public transportation and visits to archives within Germany totaling max. € 450.00 monthly as well as research costs totaling max. € 100.00 monthly.
The Center assumes that fellows are given leave without pay by their home institutions for the duration of the fellowship. The Center explicitly welcomes offers by researchers’ home institutions to participate in financing the stay in Berlin. In this case, details on the manner and amount of possible financing are kindly requested.
The partners of the Center are devoted to a balanced gender ratio in all their personnel decisions. For this reason, we are principally encouraging women to answer our job postings. In addition, all partners are dedicated to the further improvement of a balanced family and professional life. Disabled applicants with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration.
Applications need to be submitted in a two-step online process. First, applicants are requested to fill in and submit a form to be found under http://goo.gl/forms/9RYgBBj3OZ
In a second step, applicants are asked to send in
(a) an abstract of the proposed research project (1 page)
(b) a project description (8 pages max.)
(c) a work/archive schedule (1 page)
in one pdf-file by e-mail at email@example.com
Applications may be submitted in either English or German.
Application deadline is December 1, 2015.
For further information about the application process please see http://berlinerkolleg.com/fellowships.html
Please forward all questions in writing to Sophie Lange at firstname.lastname@example.org
For information regarding the Center’s research focus please see:
- http://berlinerkolleg.com/agenda_english.html (in English)
- http://berlinerkolleg.com/agenda.html (in German)
For information regarding the application process please see:
For the application form please see:
Please e-mail your pdf-file including the abstract, the project description, and the work/archive schedule to: email@example.com
Please direct your questions in writing to Sophie Lange at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Dr. Bernd Greiner
Berliner Kolleg Kalter Krieg | Berlin Center for Cold War Studies
D - 10623 Berlin
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