The research areas of this scholarship are: Fellows at the HCTS are invited to pursue their own research, with a suggested focus on the themed initiative: “In the name of Truth and Justice” – The violence of universalisms”. It is open to scholars especially in the Humanities and the Social Sciences.
Who can apply to this scholarship? Researchers working on all historical periods, all regions of the world and from all relevant disciplinary backgrounds are encouraged to apply and to develop new, innovative ways to pursue their research from a transcultural perspective. Fellowships are awarded to scholars employed within (senior and junior fellows) or outside (visiting fellows) of Heidelberg University who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and exhibit unusual intellectual promise. Fellowships will be awarded on the strength of a candidate’s proposed research project, the relationship of the project to the themed initiative, the candidate’s scholarly record, and the candidate’s ability to contribute to intellectual life at the HCTS.
Benefits of the scholarship: Fellows benefit from finest research facilities, a stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars, and an excellent digital humanities unit. All Fellows will be offered the support of research assistants and library services. Senior Internal Fellows will receive funds for the partial reduction of their teaching load (equivalent to 1/2 “Lehrstuhlvertretung”). Junior Internal Fellows will receive a budget to reduce their teaching load (“Lehrauftrag”). Visiting Fellows will receive a stipend based on the rates of the German Research Foundation (DFG) to make up for losses in (sabbatical) salary and for additional costs incurred by their stay in Germany.
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Duration: The period of research can range from six months upto one academic year beginning in October.
Number of scholarships: Starting in October 2015, the HCTS offers the following fellowships: Up to four visiting fellowships to scholars worldwide, Up to two senior internal fellowships to scholars from Heidelberg University and Up to two junior internal fellowships to postdocs from Heidelberg University.