One Senior and two Junior Research Fellowships - KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt - Forschungskolleg “Dialogkulturen: Wissenschaftliche Reflexionsräume für Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften“
das Forschungskolleg „Dialogkulturen. Wissenschaftliche Reflexionsräume für Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften“ an der Katholischen Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt schreibt zum 1. 5. 2021 drei Fellowship für ein bis vier Monate aus, für zwei Junior- und einen Senior-Fellow. Die Ausschreibung richtet sich über die Kulturwissenschaften auch an AltertumswissenschaftlerInnen. Bewerbungsschluss ist der 28. 02. 2021.
Das Kolleg setzt sich für die Förderung der interdisziplinären Forschung in den Bereichen Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften ein; es unterstützt Promotions- und Postdoktorandenstudien sowie Forschungsprojekte von erfahrenen und etablierten Wissenschaftlern. Die am Kolleg durchgeführten Forschungsprojekte stützen sich auf das Interesse an der kritischen Untersuchung der Reaktionsweisen von Dialog und „Dialogizität“ als soziokulturelles Phänomen, dynamischer Praxis und Transformationsprozess unter verschiedenen konfliktreichen Kommunikationsszenarien.
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KU Research School “Dialogical Cultures – Critical Reflection Spaces for Cultural Studies and Social Sciences”
Call for Applications
One Senior and two Junior Research Fellowships (starting in May 2021)
About the Research School and its Fellowship Program
The KU Research School “Dialogical Cultures – Critical Reflection Spaces for Cultural Studies and Social Sciences,” established by the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in January 2020, is committed to promoting interdisciplinary research in the fields of cultural studies and the social sciences. Supporting doctoral and postdoctoral studies as well as research projects conducted by experienced and well-established scholars, the KU Research School aims at facilitating and enhancing scholarly exchange and critical debate beyond disciplinary boundaries. All research projects conducted at the Research School bear upon the Research School’s overall interest in the critical study of the responsive modes of dialogue and “dialogicity” as a socio-cultural phenomenon, a dynamic practice, and transformative process under varying conflictual communicative preconditions and scenarios.
The main goal of the Research School’s fellowship program is to provide excellent scholars with the space and time needed for either finalizing research projects that are already well advanced (e.g. finishing a comprehensive monograph), or to support scholars with an innovative research idea or concept who are about to develop a third-party funding application for a competitive national, EU or international research funding program. KU Research School “Dialogical Cultures” not only offers a forum to enhance and connect excellent research across humanities disciplines, but also serves as a platform for the critical discussion, exploration, and contestation of current issues and contexts in cultural and social studies. Thus, “Dialogical Cultures” also fosters dialogue and contributes to knowledge transfer between the academia and the public at large.
General terms and conditions of the fellowship
For the summer term 2021, the KU Research School “Dialogical Cultures” offers three fellowships: one senior and two junior fellowships, which are partly financed by the Henriette Herz Scouting Programme of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and partly by university funds.
- The Senior Fellowship aims at supporting experienced and well-established scholars holding a chair/professorship or an equivalent postdoctoral research position at a university or a research institution. Any qualified scholars in the field of social sciences, cultural studies, and the humanities are eligible for application without regard to nationality, gender, age, disciplinary background and institutional or departmental affiliation.
- The Junior Fellowships are designed to support post-doctoral scholars early in their careers. Any qualified scholars in the field of social sciences, cultural studies and the humanities are eligible to apply for the fellowship without regard to nationality, gender, age, disciplinary background and institutional or departmental affiliation. Junior fellows will also benefit from specific measures of talent scouting and career network development according to the Henriette Herz Scouting Programme of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Duration and funding: The fellowships will be granted for a duration from one to four months, starting May 1st, 2021. Senior fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 5,000 EUR as a lump sum covering all costs (e.g. travel, accommodation, subsistence, child-care expenditures). Junior fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 3,500 EUR as a lump sum covering all costs (e.g. travel, accommodation, subsistence, child-care expenditures). In order to encourage international applications, additional financial support may be available for international, especially overseas travel. Retirement supplements or healthcare insurance contributions are not included and cannot be granted as a top-up. The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt provides office space with standard ICT equipment as well as access to research infrastructure, facilities, and services.
Selection procedure and expectations: Fellow candidates will be selected by the Research School’s general assembly as well as the external academic Advisory Board. As a fellow, you will be fully associated with the Research School and benefit from its support infrastructure as well as available additional subsidies. Fellows are expected to participate in the Research School’s activities (e.g. brownbag meetings, colloquia), to attend or co-organize scholarly events, and to actively contribute to our joint scholarly debate (e.g. by a public lecture). The fellows are hosted by at least one member of the Research School (tandem hosting arrangements preferred). It is expected that at least one encompassing publication (preferably in a peer-reviewed journal) and/or a third-party funding application will result from your research residency at Eichstätt.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND EVALUATION CRITERIA
The deadline for submitting your application is 28 February 2021 (CET). The fellowships are awarded by decision of the Research School’s general assembly and on recommendation of the Research School’s Academic Advisory Board.
The application must clearly demonstrate the thematically and methodologically innovative potential of the project and reflect the overall interdisciplinary research agenda and perspective of the KU Research School “Dialogical Cultures.” For further information on our research topics and activities, please refer to our website:
The application must include:
- Statement of purpose letter (1-2 pp.), including the dates and planned duration of your stay (1–4 months) and indicating how the project bears upon the research agenda of the KU Research School “Dialogical Cultures”;
- Description of your research project (max. 5,000 words);
- Your academic curriculum vitae including the list of publications;
- For junior fellows only: letter of recommendation by a senior scholar/mentor from your discipline (1-2 pp.).
KU Research School “Dialogical Cultures” reserves the right to reject applications that are incomplete or out of scope, do not follow our guidelines for safeguarding good scientific practice or do not meet our quality expectations.