2015-2017 Lichtenberg-Kolleg Early Career Fellowships for International Researchers, Germany

Lichtenberg-Kolleg -Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences is offering up to 12 early career fellowships for 22 months beginning in October 2015 and ending in July 2017. Early Career Fellows will also have the opportunity to teach at undergraduate level. All fellowships are open to candidates who have received a doctorate within the last 6 years. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favoured. The application deadline is 2nd March 2015.. The Lichtenberg-Kolleg, the Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, invites applications for up to 12 Early Career Fellowships. Opening its doors in 1737 Göttingen quickly established itself as one of Europe’s leading Enlightenment universities. Named after one of the most important and versatile representatives of the Göttingen Enlightenment, the Lichtenberg-Kolleg is an interdisciplinary research institute with a strong focus not only on the Enlightenment(s), but also on “bridges” between the human and natural sciences and on the study of religion. In close cooperation with Göttingen colleagues a specific research team will be set up for each theme. The composition of each research group will be a mixture of Senior Fellows, Mid-Career Fellows and Early Career Fellows. In principal, each research group will consist of three or four Early Career Fellows, two Mid-Career/Senior Research Fellows, four or five Göttingen associates and up to three affiliated Göttingen PhD students.. Fellowships are available for postdoctoral research program.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Early career scholars are invited to join one of the research groups for the study of either: Globalising the Enlightenment: Knowledge, Culture, Travel, Exchange and Collections or; Human Rights, Constitutional Politics and Religious Diversity or; Primate Cognition: Philosophical, Linguistic and Historical Perspectives.
Who can apply to this scholarship? Candidates are eligible during the six
· year period following the successful completion of their Ph.D. The Ph.D. thesis will have to be handed in before application and the Ph.D. defence should take place no later than 30/09/2015. Extensions to the six
· year rule are allowed for applicants whose academic career has been interrupted for maternity leave or illness. Please provide information on circumstances in the application. Successful candidates will be asked to provide supporting documents. Göttingen graduates are encouraged to apply although candidates from outside Göttingen with equivalent qualifications will be favoured. Candidates of all nationalities are eligible for the ECF. The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favoured.
Benefits of the scholarship: Not provided
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: The Fellowships are awarded for 22 months beginning in October 2015 and ending in July 2017.
Number of scholarships: Up to

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