№ 208/2009 from Aug 03, 2009
The International Research Training Group (IRTG) "Between Spaces. Movements, Actors, and Representations of Globalization" at Freie Universität Berlin is inviting applications for 15 Ph.D. grants and two postdoctoral grants. The grants are worth up to € 1400 per month. The applicants are expected to come from the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, economics, social and cultural anthropology as well as literature and cultural studies. The application deadline is September 15, 2009. The program is expressly encouraging international applications.
The Ph.D. grants will be awarded for two years and may be extended for one more year. The postdoctoral students will be awarded grants for 18 months, which may then be extended for six months. Applicants are expected to hold an outstanding degree or doctoral degree in one of the disciplines involved and required to have excellent language skills in Spanish or Portuguese and English.
The interdisciplinary IRTG is funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) and is hosted by the Institute for Latin American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. The IRTG cooperates closely with Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Universität Potsdam, El Colegio de México, Universidad Autónoma Nacional de México, and the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social in Mexico City.
The IRTG seeks to develop a new perspective in gobalization research in the social and cultural sciences. The dialog between disciplines and academic traditions from Mexico and Germany is intended to help re-orientate Area Studies as a transnational and interdisciplinary field of study. The IRTG has placed a main focus on research into the movements between different world regions and the new spaces emerging both in past and present periods of intensifying global interconnections since the colonial period.