Visiting Fellowships for International Applicants at University of Basel in Switzerland, 2018

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The Institute for European Global Studies at the University of Basel is offering visiting fellowships for qualified scholars during the academic year 2018 (three months in 2018, starting in spring or in autumn). Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these visiting fellowships.

The aim of the fellowships is to promote knowledge of research.

The Institute for European Global Studies is an interdisciplinary research institute at Switzerland’s oldest university, the University of Basel. It develops new interdisciplinary concepts and methodologies designed to critically examine European integration as well as the relations that have shaped Europe in connection with other continents.

Course Level: This is three months visiting fellowship program.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in the field of European Global Studies, with a special focus on the topic area “Performing Knowledge: The Politics and Economics of European Studies”.

University therefore welcome proposals which focus on European Studies as an object of research, understood as a global phenomenon, and its linkages to the worlds of economics and politics. This may include but is not limited to, approaches from within anthropology, sociology, political science, history, law, or economics. Applications on “Performing Knowledge” should be related to one of the following fields:

  • Research on European Studies outside of Europe,
  • Global knowledge production and area studies,
  • The European Union as an economic and political actor in the political economy of European (Union) Studies,
  • Theoretical work on a relational approach towards Europe in its global context.

Scholarship Award: Fellows will benefit from the excellent academic conditions and exchange with international colleagues. They will find both the freedom and the inspiration necessary to work on a research project that would otherwise be difficult to realize in everyday academic life.

Number of Scholarships: Up to three fellowships are available.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

Prospective Visiting Fellows will benefit from the excellent academic conditions and exchange with international colleagues. They need to have completed their PhD and have an established track record in the research field of Europe in its global contexts. In addition, they should have cultivated the ability to think beyond the boundaries of academic disciplines. A Fellow’s project should provide a fresh contribution to his/her field of expertise, also in terms of methodological input. Visiting Fellows should be keen to share and discuss their research. The Institute for European Global Studies strongly encourages women scholars to apply. The Fellowship includes funding.

Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these visiting fellowships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.

English Language Requirements: English Language Requirement: Language competency in English, German, and/or French.

PhD Scholarship

How to Apply: Please use the standard proposal form for your project proposal and your CV. Incoming applications without the standard form cannot be considered. Please submit all of your application documents in one email to fellowship-eib(at)unibas.ch.

Application Deadline: The deadline for application is Friday, September 15, 2017.

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