Apply for Fellowship in Humanities at the University of Cologne

Deadline: 2 November 2015
Open to: candidates must have the status of at least assistant professor (or equivalent) from all over the world
Fellowship: the actual amount of the grant is negotiated on an individual basis, travel expenses, accommodation

Description

The Morphomata Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Cologne is pleased to invite applications for fellowships for the academic year 2016/17. Fellowships are granted for a period of 3 to 9 months. Fellows must be in residence in Cologne during the fellowship period. The letter must include the months of October through February and/or April through July.

Morphomata is a member of the “Käte Hamburger Kollegs”, a collective of Centers for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The Center’s Fellows are part of a community of scholars that explores manifestations of knowledge production in texts and material artifacts in cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives. Case studies are at the core of the Center’s research.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Morphomata Fellowship, the candidate:

  • Must have the status of at least assistant professor (or equivalent) and a strong research record in biography/life writing and/or portraiture;
  • Scholars with particular interest in the theory of the formation, dynamics, and mediality of cultural figurations are also invited to apply;
  • Fellows are required to participate actively in the interdisciplinary and intercultural life of the Center and the University of Cologne. Morphomata Fellows are expected to participate in weekly events at the Center.

Fellowship

Fellows will be provided with office space including work facilities and will participate in the academic life of both the Center and the University of Cologne. the actual amount of the grant is negotiated on an individual basis. Detailed information on financial, contractual, and logistical matters can be found HERE.

Application

Applications should be submitted to [email protected]. Applicants are required to provide the following documents:

  • Cover letter of one or two pages that indicates the preferred time slot for the fellowship;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • List of publications;
  • Title and a proposal for a research project (maximum 2000 words) related to the above mentioned topics;
  • Summary of maximum 200 words that clearly indicates to readers from other disciplines where the special significance of the project lies;
  • Applications in German must be supplemented with an English title and summary.

The deadline for applications is 2 November 2015. The selection will be made by the advisory board during its meeting in January/February 2016.

For more information please visit the official website.

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