2013/2014 Fellowships for Berlin-Based Postdoctoral Program Legal Cultures in Germany

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Institute for Advanced Study Berlin is pleased to announce that it has seven postdoctoral fellowships which will commence from 1 October, 2013 to 31 July, 2014. The fellowships are available for international students but candidates from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia are strongly preferred to apply. The fellowships are evaluated on the basis of candidates’ project descriptions. Selected candidates will receive a monthly stipend of € 2,500 plus supplements depending on their personal situation.

Study Subject(s): For the academic year 2013/2014, we welcome in particular applicants interested  in the law’s place in systems of knowledge and knowledge production (e.g. its relation to science, theology, philosophy, philology), in legal methodologies, in the law as a professional field, and in law in professional practices. We strongly encourage applications from scholars analyzing the law in various cultural contexts, engaging  with confrontations beyond comparison.
Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing postdoctoral degree level.
Scholarship Provider: Institute for Advanced Study Berlin.
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility:
-Applicants should be at the postdoctoral level and should have obtained their doctorate within the last five years before their application to the program. We welcome candidates with various disciplinary backgrounds, such as the field of legal studies, sociology, political science, philosophy, history, anthropology, theology, and area studies, representing a broad range of diverse approaches to the law, including gender studies, comparative research, law & literature, critical legal studies, administrative sciences, transitional justice, postcolonial theory, and legal philosophy and theory. In particular, we encourage applicants with a firm disciplinary background in law to engage in reflexive and transdisciplinary research.
We encourage and welcome applications from all regions of the world. Especially candidates from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia are strongly encouraged to apply.

Scholarship Open for International Students: We encourage and welcome applications from all regions of the world. Especially candidates from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia are strongly encouraged to apply.

Scholarship Description: Rechtskulturen (‘legal cultures’) is a Berlin-based postdoctoral research program which is designed to explore the law in new and innovative ways. We intend to create a space of reflection and communication where fundamental and salient questions of the law and its context(s) can be re-negotiated from a variety of disciplinary and regional perspectives, and re-connected with jurisprudence and legal methodology.  The program Rechtskulturen is directed by Susanne Baer (Bundesverfassungsgericht/ Humboldt-Universität), Christoph Möllers (Humboldt-Universität/Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin) and Alexandra Kemmerer (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin), and is supported by an international group of scholars.

Number of award(s): The Berlin-based Postdoctoral Program Rechtskulturen: Confrontations beyond Comparison invites scholars to apply for seven postdoctoral fellowships for the academic year 2013/2014.

Duration of award(s): Fellowships begin on 1 October, 2013 and will end on 31 July, 2014.

What does it cover? Postdoctoral fellows will receive a monthly stipend of € 2,500 plus supplements depending on their personal situation. Organizational support regarding visa, insurances, housing, etc. will be provided.

Selection Criteria: The following criteria will be used to aid the evaluation of candidates’ project descriptions:
-general academic quality
-innovative potential
-transregional perspective
-interdisciplinary approach to law
-specific potential to connect with local academic communities in Berlin.

Notification: Successful candidates will be notified by mid-April 2013.

How to Apply: To apply, please make use of their web-based electronic application procedure.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application will be open for applications from 10 January 2013 to 24 January 2013 (24:00 CET) on the website.

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