Call for applications: Fellowships offered by Joint Center for Advanced Studies in Germany (Deadline: 10 October 2021)

The Fellowships offered by the Joint Center for Advanced Studies on “Worldmaking from a Global Perspective: A Dialogue with China” are now open for application.

The Center is jointly organized by researchers at universities in Berlin, Göttingen, Heidelberg, Munich, and Würzburg. It offers fellowship programmes to promote academic exchange and dialogue between Chinese and German scholars.

In particular, the Visiting Fellowships allow internationally renowned scholars with a Chinese university background, including CUHK, to visit selected institutions in Germany for one to three/four months during April to August 2022. Each fellowship provides a monthly stipend of €3,170 during the stay (plus family supplements, depending on personal circumstances). Additionally, international travel costs up to €1,300 and national travel costs for travels to other locations of the Center during the stay in Germany will be funded.

The following is a list of projects which are inviting applications for the fellowships.

Project Offering Institution Remarks
1 A Translingual Conceptual History of Chinese Worlds Free University of Berlin
  • Open to all senior scholars (professors and postdocs).
  • Open to all fields in the Humanities and Social Sciences but particularly encourages applications from the following fields: conceptual history, global history, translation and transculturality.
2 Social Worlds: China’s Cities as Spaces of Worldmaking Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg and University of Copenhagen
  • Open to all senior scholars (professors and postdocs).
  • Open to all fields in the Humanities and Social Sciences but particularly encourages applications from the following fields: urbanization, urban governance, urban sociology, population politics, and/or globalization.
3 Conceptions of World Order and Their Social Carrier Groups  Georg August University of Göttingen
  • Open to all fields in the Humanities and Social Sciences but particularly encourages applications from the following fields: history, East Asian and other regional studies, anthropology, sociology, political sciences, and peace studies.
4 Epochal Life Worlds: Man, Nature and Technology in Narratives of Crisis and Change Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and Heidelberg University
  • Open to all senior scholars (professors and postdocs).
  • Open to all fields in the Humanities and Social Sciences but particularly encourages applications from the following fields: history, literature, art history, cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, environmental humanities.


Application

Applications with the required information should be submitted to office@worldmaking-china.org. The application will close on 10 October 2021.

For further information, please refer to the webpage. For enquiries, please contact Susanne Ebermann at office@worldmaking-china.org. Applicants are advised to send a copy of their application to the Office of Academic Links (c/o Ms. Lai Ching Yee; chingyee@cuhk.edu.hk) for record.

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