Research Fellowships at Humboldt University, Berlin

Deadline: 31 August 2013
Open to: postdoctoral or senior scholars from the disciplines of history, anthropology, law, sociology, political science, and area studies
Fellowship: Fellows will receive a monthly stipend which can be individually negotiated


The International Research Center “Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History” at Humboldt University in Berlin, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and headed by Professor Andreas Eckert, invites scholars to apply for 10 to 15 international research fellowships for the 2014-2015 academic year. The fellowships will begin on 1 October 2014 and end on 31 July 2015. Shorter fellowship terms will be possible.

The proposed projects should employ a historical and trans-regional perspective. The projects should not only focus on work/labour, but also on life course. Possible topic areas are, among others, the household, loss of work, the relationship between work and non-work, as well as free and unfree labour. Proposals about all regions of the world and especially those that look at comparisons, conflicts, relations between different regions are welcome as well. A global history perspective is not required; keeping an open mind to such ideas, however, is highly desirable.


Candidates especially from the disciplines of history, anthropology, law, sociology, political science, and area studies are welcome. Applicants should be at the postdoctoral level or senior scholars.


Fellows will receive a monthly stipend, which can be individually negotiated, and are obliged to work at the research center in Berlin. A fully equipped office will be provided as well as organizational help for visa, housing, etc.


To apply, please use the electronic form on the website. You will be asked to provide information regarding your biography, the research project you intend to work on during your fel­low­ship as well as details on your current research. Post-docs should provide the names of two referees in addition to that. Application deadline is 31  August 2013.

For further information, please contact Dr. Felicitas Hentschke, tel: +49 (0)30 / 2093-70206; fax: -70210, email: 

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