Application deadline: March 1, 2021
6 Short-Term Fellowships (up to 9 months) for postdocs, research-based artists, and journalists from ODA-recipient countries
of the MENA region in 2021.
The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (both Freie Universität Berlin), and “Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe” (EUME), a research programme at the Forum Transregionale Studien, invite postdoctoral researchers, research-based artists, and journalists from countries of the Middle East and North Africa to apply for up to six short-term research fellowships in the period from April–December 2021.
We explicitly welcome applications from researchers who are currently residing in Germany or other European countries.
Due to funding stipulations, only citizens of ODA-recipient countries are eligible to apply.
Applicants with academic research projects should have completed their PhD within the last five years.
Applicants with artistic or journalistic research projects should have completed studies up to Master’s level and have professional experience that is comparable to a PhD.
Please note that in order to facilitate an ongoing and productive dialogue between scholars, the working language is English. Therefore, applicants are required to have a very good command of the English language.
The financial support provided to the researchers is calculated at €2,500 per month. In case this is necessary, return (economy class) airfares for intercontinental flights will be covered by the fellowship, as well as travel costs to attend events organized by the RLS. Additional project-related funds may be granted.
Please direct any queries and submit your application in one single PDF file (5 MB max; please name the file “SurnameName_application.pdf”) to email@example.com.
We strongly encourage applicants to inform themselves about the research fields of each institution and propose one of them as the preferred host institution in their application.
Your application should include:
● A letter of motivation, including a statement on your preferred host institution and a brief description of political, social, and/or cultural engagement.
● An outline of the project you would like to carry out, consisting of:
- abstract (max. 250 words);
- research proposal (max. 2000 words);
- project timeline; and
- proposed outcomes.
● Curriculum vitae, including a publication list.
The publication list should be divided into publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and conference papers. For artistic researchers, please provide documentation of your work. If available, please provide a digital link to the publication.
● 2 names of referees.
We will inform all applicants of the results of the selection process by mid-March 2021.
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