ICI Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Applicants in Germany, 2014

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The Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry is inviting applications for postdoctoral fellowships within the core project Errans. Ten fellowships are awarded for the academic year 2014-16 (15 September 2014 – 15 July 2016). Stipends range from EUR 1700 to 1900 per month. Applicants from all disciplines, fields and nationalities who have completed their education (BA, MA, or PhD) within ten years of the date of appointment are eligible to apply. ICI Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. The application deadline is 12th January 2014.

Study Subject (s): Fellowships are awarded within the core project Errans. The ICI Core Project Errans takes the shifting meanings of erring as a starting point to explore the critical potentials and risks of embracing error, randomness, failure and non-teleological temporalities. The inquiry is intended to reach across different disciplines and discourses, relating not only to the knowledge of life, diaspora, or arts of failing, but also, for instance, to aesthetics, theories of play and games, or random-walk models in (finance) mathematics.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for postdoctoral research program.
Scholarship Provider: The Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility: All disciplines, fields, and nationalities are welcome. Applicants must have completed their education (BA, MA, or PhD) within ten years of the date of appointment. Fluency in English is required; some German language skills would be desirable. ICI Fellowships are announced for a particular core project and often also focus. Applications not responding to an announcement, which may include further eligibility or selection criteria, cannot be considered.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these fellowships.

Scholarship Description: The ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry announces ten post-doctoral fellowships within the core project Errans. Recognizing that a critique of the ideals of productivity, success, goal-orientation, and determination is necessarily paradoxical, the ICI Core Project Errans takes the shifting meanings of erring as a starting point to explore the critical potentials and risks of embracing error, randomness, failure, and non-teleological temporalities. The inquiry is intended to reach across different disciplines and discourses, relating not only to the knowledge of life, diaspora, or arts of failing, but also, for instance, to aesthetics, theories of play and games, or random-walk models in (finance) mathematics. The ICI Berlin invites scholars from all disciplines to engage in a joint exploration of Errans. We especially welcome applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in scholarly research.

Number of award(s): Ten post-doctoral fellowships will be available.

Duration of award(s): The fellowships announced are for the academic years 2014-16 (15 September 2014 – 15 July 2016).

What does it cover? Stipends range from EUR 1700 to 1900 per month.

Selection Criteria: ICI Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications are evaluated by a selection committee, which may call upon external referees at its discretion. The selection is foremost based upon the applicant’s qualification, the quality of the project and its relevance for the Institute’s core project (and focus, if applicable). The selection will also depend on the financial resources of the ICI Berlin and the aim of forming an interdisciplinary, thematically balanced team and of advancing diversity and equal opportunity in research.

Notification: Applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision via e-mail within three months of the application deadline. A justification of the decision will not be given.

How to Apply: Please make sure that your application is complete and send all the documents in one mail message of no more than 4 MB to application(at)ici-berlin.org. Please choose two recommenders who are able to comment on your suitability for the fellowship and the potential of your project. Ask them to send their letters of recommendation directly to application (at)ici-berlin.org by the application deadline. Please prepare the following material in English or German as electronic documents:
Information sheet
Curriculum Vitae
Project Proposal with Abstract
-Work Samples

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 12 January 2014.

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