Visiting Fellowships at the Institute for European Global Studies

Deadline: 15 May 2015
Open to: researchers who have an established track record in the field of European Global Studies
Fellowship: monthly stipend of CHF 3,000, travel costs, accommodation at the University’s guesthouse


The Institute for European Global Studies is an interdisciplinary research institute at Switzerland’s oldest university, the University of Basel. With an established study program on the MA level and a doctoral program in the planning stage, the Institute develops new concepts and methodologies designed to reveal the close interconnectedness between Europe, Asia and Africa across cultural, geographic, and linguistic borders and the consequences of such entanglements on the global and the local level.

The Institute for European Global Studies welcomes applications for 3 Visiting Fellowships (three months in the academic year 2016) within European Global Studies with focus on “Scaling Regions“. Fellows will benefit from the excellent academic conditions and exchange with international colleagues. They will find both the freedom and the inspiration necessary to work on their research project.


The Institute for European Global Studies welcomes applications from researchers who are interested in investigating agencies and actors in global contexts as well as in adopting a conceptual approach beyond the nation state. Projects should fit the general research perspective of the Institute and at the same time engage with the topic of Scaling Regions which covers transterritorial concepts and border-crossing methodologies.

The Institute particularly welcome applications from candidates with a background in history, political science, law, economics; however, interested researchers from other fields who feel that they can contribute to the larger questions investigated at the Institute are also eligible. Women scholars are strongly encouraged to apply.


Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of CHF 3,000. The fellowship will also cover travel costs to and from Basel and three months accommodation at the University’s guesthouse.


In order to apply you should submit a CV, names and contact information of 3 scholars from different disciplines and the outline of a research project (max. 3.000 words). For your project proposal you should use the standardized form available HERE.

The applications are to be sent to the following address:

Europainstitut der Universität Basel / Institute for European Global Studies
Gellertstr. 27
Gellertstrasse 27, P.O. Box
CH-4020 Basel

For further information please contact Cornelia Knab at:

The official website

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