EUME Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Scholars in Germany, 2014/15

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien is providing up to ten postdoctoral fellowships for scholars in and outside of Germany. Applicants should be at the postdoctoral level and should have obtained their doctorate within the last seven years. Successful applicants will be fellows of EUME at the Forum Transregionale Studien and associate members of one of the university or non-university research institutes. Postdoctoral fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 2.500 € plus supplement depending on their personal situation. Application should be submitted till 15th January 2014.. The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien invites scholars to apply for up to ten postdoctoral fellowships for the research program Europe in the Middle East — The Middle East in Europe (EUME). EUME seeks to rethink key concepts and premises that link and divide Europe and the Middle East. The program draws on the international expertise of scholars in and outside of Germany and is embedded in university and extra-university research institutions in Berlin. It supports historical-critical philology, rigorous engagement with the literatures of the Middle East and their histories, the social history of cities and the study of Middle Eastern political and philosophical thought (Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and secular) as central fields of research not only for area or cultural studies, but also for European intellectual history and other academic disciplines. The program explores modernity as a historical space and conceptual frame..  Fellowships are available for pursuing postdoctoral research programme at research institutions (Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies, FU Berlin, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics, FU Berlin, Corpus Coranicum, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Zentrum Moderner Orient, Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies, FU Berlin, Institute for Islamic Studies, FU Berlin, Museum for Islamic Art and Seminar for Arabic Studies, FU Berlin) in Berlin.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? The fellowships are intended primarily for scholars of art history, history, literature, philology, political philosophy, political science, religion and sociology who want to carry out their research projects in connection with the Berlin program. Applicants should be at the postdoctoral level and should have obtained their doctorate within the last seven years. Fellows gain the opportunity to pursue research projects of their own choice within the framework of one of the above
· mentioned research fields and in relation to the overall program ‘Europe in the Middle East – the Middle East in Europe’.
Benefits of the scholarship:  Postdoctoral fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 2.500 € plus supplement depending on their personal situation. Organisational support regarding visa, insurances, housing, etc. will be provided. Fellows are obliged to work in Berlin and to help shape the seminars and working discussions related to their research field.
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Duration:  As a rule, the fellowships start on 1 October 2014 and will end on 31 July 2015.
Number of scholarships: 10 postdoctoral fellowships will be offered.

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