Application Deadline: 1 March 2018
News from Feb 14, 2018
The Forum Transregionale Studien and the Irmgard Coninx Foundation invite postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences to apply for the Irmgard Coninx Prize Fellowship with a project that relates disciplinary and area-based knowledge in an exemplary way. The prize consists of a research fellowship of up to ten months and the possibility to participate in the scholarly activities of the Forum. The proposed research project should relate to one of the following programs at the Forum:
Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices
Europe in the Middle East — The Middle East in Europe (EUME) or
Prisma Ukraїna – Research Network Eastern Europe
Applicants should have obtained their doctorate within the last seven years. As a rule, the fellowships start on 1 October 2018 and end on 31 July 2019. Postdoctoral fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 2,500 € plus a supplement depending on their personal situation. Organizational support regarding visa, insurances, housing, etc. will be provided. Fellows are obliged to work in Berlin and to contribute to the ongoing discussions at the Forum. The working language of the fellowship is English.
An application consists of
• a curriculum vitae
• a project description (no longer than 5 pages, including a brief summary) stating what the scholar will work on in Berlin if granted a fellowship, and to which program of the Forum the project relates to
• a sample of the applicant’s scholarly work (maximum 20 pages from an article, conference paper, or dissertation chapter)
• names of two university faculty members who can serve as referees (no letter of recommendation required).
The application should be submitted as four separate word documents or PDF files in English and should be received by 1 March 2018, sent by e-mail to: