Travel/Research Grant for Scholars

Deadline: 30 June, 2012
Open to: scholars (max. up to 10 years after Ph.D.) and practitioners (e.g. workers in governmental or urban services, NGOs, journalists)
Grant/fellowship: The grant winners will receive a scholarship for an up to three-month stay at the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB)


The Irmgard Coninx Research Grant is available for conference participants attending the Conference on “From Rebellion to Revolution: Dynamics of Political Change” 17-20 October 2012 16th Berlin Roundtables on Transnationality. The conference wants to examine the dynamics of political (and often violent) unrest that lead to, or at least aims at, fundamental structural transformations of political regimes and alterations in power relations between the masses and the elites.
Based on an international essay competition, approximately 45 applicants will be invited to discuss their research, concerns and agendas with peers and prominent scholars in Berlin. The Irmgard Coninx Foundation will cover travel to and accommodation in Berlin.


Eligible for applying are scholars (max. up to 10 years after Ph.D), as well as practitioners (e.g. workers in governmental or urban services, NGOs, journalists).


The grant winners will receive a scholarship for an up to three-month stay at the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB). The grant can be used for a variety of purposes relating to the grant winner’s academic interests: field research, general readings, preparation of publications, writing of Ph.D. thesis, building new contacts in Berlin, and so forth. The foundation provides accommodation in Berlin, covers the travel costs to and from Berlin and pays a monthly stipend of 1,000 Euro.
As well, conference participants are eligible to apply for one of up to three short-term fellowships to be used at the WZB in Berlin. For further information on the fellowship please visit The Irmgard Coninx research grant site. Conference participants will receive all necessary details on the grant application shortly before the conference.


Please submit your paper (maximum 3500 words including footnotes and bibliography), an abstract (max. 300 words), a narrative biography and a CV using the online submission form and the style sheets for your abstract and essaySubmission deadline is June 30, 2012. Please note that co-authorship and already published papers will not be accepted. All participants are expected to actively participate during all days of this workshop.

For more information please visit the official website.

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