Balzan Junior Fellowships in Global History 2020/2021

Deadline : 31 Mar 2020

Association: FORAS Mina7

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Study level: Undergraduate

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Balzan Junior Fellowships in Global History 2020/2021

The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Freiburg, Germany in conjunction with the International Balzan Prize Foundation offers up to four 6-month Junior Fellowships in Global History in the academic year 2020/21. Normally, the full-time fellowships will be six months from October 2020 to March 2021 or, alternatively, from February to July 2021 nut stays of shorter duration are also possible.

Fellows will join the multidisciplinary – and mainly English-speaking – community at FRIAS and will have full access to the facilities and activities of the Institute as well as to the rich academic life at Freiburg University. They have no formal obligations apart from presenting their work to the FRIAS Humanities and Social Sciences Colloquium and joining Jürgen Osterhammel and the co-director of the Balzan-FRIAS Project in Global History, Professor Stefanie Gänger (Heidelberg), in occasional workshops and informal discussions on conceptual issues of global history. Full-time presence at FRIAS is expected as the main purpose of the fellowship is to provide time for undisturbed work on a book project.

Open to scholars preparing a post-doctoral research monograph (‘second book’) on a global history topic, preferably focused on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. ‘Global history’ is to be understood in a broad sense including the study of cross-cultural connectivity, comparative approaches and the history of global thought and imaginaries. An additional interest in the theory and methodology of global (and/or transnational) history is welcome and should be specified in the application.

Successful applicants will receive a salary according to grade TV-L E13; the standard rate for junior scientific staff at German universities. Moreover, salary depends on experience and amounts to at least 2300 Euro net per month). The organizer will also cover the airfares of the candidate. The researches cost contribution of up to EUR 3,000 is also available.

In addition to that, the Institute provides its fellows with modern office space and an up-to-date infrastructure. Accommodation is available through the university guest house and additional centrally located apartments. Furthermore, fellows have full access to all library services from one of the leading German university libraries.

For more information, and to apply, please visit the website below

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Opportunities: Scholarships , PhD

Host Country: Germany

Eligible Country: Worldwide

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