Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Students at Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research in Germany, 2017

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The Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research invites applications for international postdoctoral research fellows. Scholarships are awarded to students who will conduct innovative research on the social and cultural impact of algorithms during stays of 3-12 months in Hamburg in the academic year 2017-2018.

The Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research in Hamburg, Germany, is a publicly funded research institute that focuses on the study of mediated public communication. Its research encompasses both broadcast and digital communication from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue postdoctoral research programme.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded from fields including, but not restricted to, computer and information science, communication and media studies, law, sociology and philosophy, who will conduct innovative research on the social and cultural impact of algorithms during stays of 3-12 months in Hamburg in the academic year 2017/2018.

Scholarship Award: The fellowships cover airfare and a contribution to the accommodation and subsistence in Hamburg. In specific cases, we may offer a temporary employment contract instead of a scholarship.

Number of Scholarships: Up to two funded fellowships will be awarded as result of this call.

Scholarship can be taken in Hamburg, Germany

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this fellowship:

The institute invites applications for international postdoctoral research fellows from fields including, but not restricted to, computer and information science, communication and media studies, law, sociology and philosophy, who will conduct innovative research on the social and cultural impact of algorithms during stays of 3-12 months in Hamburg in the academic year 2017/2018. We particularly welcome cross-cutting research proposals that integrate technical and social perspectives and result in concrete outcomes, for example in the form of peer-reviewed research articles or proposals for externally funded projects.

Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for these fellowships.

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How to Apply: To apply, please send a cover letter (one page), a project proposal (up to three pages) and your CV (up to four pages), including a list of your most relevant publications (maximum of five), to Cornelius Puschmann (c.puschmann-at-hans-bredow-institut.de). Please note that applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Application Deadline: Application deadline is April 1, 2017.

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