Research Professorship in Education for Sustainable Peace

Deadline: 01 October 2017
Open to: scholars from the humanities, political and social sciences, education sciences or law who hold a Ph.D. and have excellent knowledge of English
Scholarship: a monthly stipend of up to EUR 6,500 for a three- to six-month research stay in Braunschweig, Round-trip economy airfare to Germany, and Administrative support provided by the program coordinators


The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research. Member of the Leibniz Association is pleased to announce the Call for Applications for the 2018/2019 Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professorship in Education for Sustainable Peace. The appointment, for a three- to six-month research stay in Braunschweig, offers distinguished scholars from a variety of disciplines the opportunity to conduct research projects or to complete major publications without teaching or administrative obligations. The visiting professor participates in a one-week International Summer School for young scholars and develops the concept for the international Arnhold Symposium to be held at the end of his or her stay.

The fellowship aims to promote education for sustainable peace with a particular focus on educational media and curricula at secondary school level in post-conflict or transitional societies. In addition to this, its principal objectives are to support international scholarly communication and translate research findings into practical recommendations for those active in conflict resolution, thereby contributing to civil society capacity-building


Distinguished scholars from the humanities, political and social sciences, education sciences or law who hold a Ph.D. and have excellent knowledge of English may apply. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding academic or professional achievement in their fields and ideally combine scholarly excellence and contact with hands-on practice and grassroots work.

Individuals with extensive high-level international experience in government or non-governmental organizations or in international organizations may also apply.


  • A monthly stipend of up to EUR 6,500 for a three- to six-month research stay in Braunschweig;
  • Round-trip economy airfare to Germany;
  • Administrative support provided by the program coordinators.

Candidates are responsible for obtaining a passport and any visa that might be required as well as for arranging health care insurance for the duration of their stay in Germany.

How to apply?

The application must include:


The cover letter (max. 2 pages) should provide evidence of the quality of the candidate’s scholarship and expertise.


The application documents should further contain a description of the research project or book the candidate wishes to work on during the Professorship. Candidates should clearly state the objectives of their research, outline its methodology and describe the significance of their research for the field of education for sustainable peace as well as the intended results of the project. The project description should further contain a rough timetable for the duration of the candidate’s research stay as well as a detailed strategy for the dissemination of its findings to its key target groups, which might include academia, policymakers or the general public. Finally, candidates should submit a brief abstract for the Symposium they envisage holding. (max. 5 pages)


Candidates should also submit a full curriculum vitae, including a list of publications. If the majority of the candidate’s publications are not in English, please provide a translation of the titles. The application documents should further contain a sample of the applicant’s current scholarly writing; this could be a book chapter or an article.


Please also submit a completed application form. You should print off the completed form and sign it before submitting it as a scanned PDF document.


Submissions should be made electronically; we regret that we cannot accept paper applications. All documents must be in PDF format and the file size should not exceed 2 MB. We cannot accept applications submitted as zip files or via a file server. The file name should be “Last name, First name_Application Arnhold”.

Please send applications to [email protected], using the subject line “Application Arnhold Program – YOUR NAME”.


The application deadline for the 2018/19 fellowship year is October 1, 2017. The successful candidate may begin his or her fellowship from October 2018 at the earliest.


The application process consists of three stages:

  1. Review of applications by a GEI committee;
  2. Evaluation of applications preselected by scholarly experts in the field of peace education;
  3. Final selection by the program’s academic advisory board.

The principal criteria for the committee’s decision will be the candidates’ academic reputation and the quality of the project they plan to pursue during their stay in Braunschweig. In order to gain a clear idea of shortlisted candidates’ ability to disseminate, communicate and achieve the objectives of their projects, the selection committee will invite a number of candidates to an online interview at the annual board meeting, which will take place in spring 2018. This meeting will subsequently select the successful candidate.

For more information, please visit the official web page.

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