Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies Research Fellowships in Germany, 2014

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The Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies offers fellowships for March and September 2014 in Germany. Fellowships are provided in the field of Humanities and the Social Sciences. The program is open to senior and junior scholars (postdocs) from Heidelberg or elsewhere who are interested to pursue research in transcultural studies. Three types of fellowships are available: visiting fellowships, senior fellowships and junior fellowships. Visiting Fellowships are available to scholars worldwide, senior fellowships are available to scholars from within Heidelberg University and junior fellowships are available to postdocs from within Heidelberg University. Application should be submitted till October 1, 2013.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are provided in the field of Humanities and the Social Sciences at HCTS (the HCTS fellows are invited to pursue their Own research with a focus on one of the suggested themes: Detours-Mediated Circulations of KnowledgeTranscultural Exchanges in a pre-modern WorldUrban Spaces).
Course Level: These fellowships are available for research studies.
Scholarship Provider: The Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS), Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Heidelberg.
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility: The program is open to senior and junior scholars (postdocs) from Heidelberg or elsewhere who are interested to pursue research in transcultural studies.
-The Institute assembles scholars from all over the world to engage in an interdisciplinary dialogue and to enhance their understanding of transcultural processes.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International (Visiting Fellowships) German (within Heidelberg University for Senior Fellowships and Junior Fellowships) students can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) is an Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Heidelberg. Building on the structures established by the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context,” it is open to scholars especially in the humanities and the social sciences. Founded in April 2013, the Institute assembles scholars from all over the world to engage in an interdisciplinary dialogue and to enhance their understanding of transcultural processes. The institute offers an M.A. and a Doctoral Programme in Transcultural Studies.

Number of award(s): 3 Visiting Fellowships are available to scholars worldwide, 3 Senior Fellowships are available to scholars from within Heidelberg University and 2 Junior Fellowships are available to postdocs from within Heidelberg University.

Duration of award(s): Fellows can choose to be in residence in Heidelberg for a period ranging from between six months to two academic years.

What does it cover? Fellows benefit from the finest research facilities, the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars, and an excellent digital humanities unit.
All Fellows will be offered the support of research assistance and library services. Senior Fellows will receive funds for the partial reduction of their teaching load (equivalent to 1/2 “Lehrstuhlvertretung”). Visiting Fellows will receive a stipend to make up for losses in (sabbatical) salary and for additional costs incurred by their stay in Germany. Junior Fellows will receive a budget to facilitate their research.

Selection criteria: Fellowships awarded to scholars employed within or outside the University who have demostrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibit unusual intellectual promise.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is by email. The application (in German or English) Consists of two (2) items and should be submitted in electronic format (single PDF file): Curriculum vitae Research proposal (maximum of 1500 words).

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is October 1, 2013.

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