Postdoctoral and Senior Fellowships at The International Consortium for Research in the Humanities 2020, Germany


September 15, 2018


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Postdoctoral and Senior Fellowships at IKGF "Fate, Freedom and Prognostication"

The International Consortium for Research in the Humanities (IKGF) "Fate, Freedom, and Prognostication. Strategies for Coping with the Future in East Asia and Europe" at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg invites applications for fellowships.

Scholars from the broader field of Sinology who are working on issues related to the research focus "Fate, Freedom and Prognostication" and preferably those who are open to a comparative approach with an Asian-European perspective are invited. The specific topics and project descriptions can be downloaded at For more information, please contact Dr. Zhao Lu at

Scholars of European Medieval History and Premodern Societies who are working on the given research focus “Fate, Freedom and Prognostication” and who are open to a comparative perspective are invited. For more information about this field, please contact Dr. Hans-Christian Lehner at The Consortium also offers several opportunities in fields beyond the leading disciplines of Sinology and Medieval History. Scholars from broader research fields, namely East and South Asian Studies, Philosophy, History of Thought, History of Science, Social History, History of European Early Modern Times, Religious Studies, Ethnology, Literary Studies, and Economy are welcomed.

The IKGF family is devoted to facilitating research on prognostication and prediction across time, place, and discipline. During your stay, you are expected to contribute a chapter to the book projects or an article related to one of the research themes. You are supported in pursuing your own topics that match the agenda by offering an inspiring research atmosphere in an interdisciplinary and international environment, which includes collaboration and intellectual exchange with all research disciplines at the Consortium.

The stipend

The stipend is competitive and offers the possibility to substitute the fellow at his or her home institution. Fellowships at the Consortium comprise a period of six to twelve months. Your research stay may be postponed in order to position it during an appropriate research phase to promote exchange among visiting scholars with a similar research focus. The Consortium covers return travel expenses to Erlangen. A fully-equipped office will be provided as well as organizational help for visa application and housing.


Visiting scholars must hold a PhD degree and have outstanding expertise in the focus of the research project. Your presence at the Consortium during your research stay and your participation in the Consortium's activities, together with substantial research results in the form of publications are expected.

The Consortium

The Consortium is an international institution and the main language spoken is English. A knowledge of German is not required, although it would be an advantage. Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply. The Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg is an equal opportunity employer.


To apply for this fellowship, candidates are requested to send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, publication list, copies of certificates (PhD), and a research proposal (up to 1000 words) together with the name and address of two referees. Please e-mail your application to:

The Consortium reviews applications three times per year. The respective deadlines are January 15th, April 15th and September 15th. Up to ten international scholars may conduct research at the Consortium at any one time.

For questions concerning the research project and for further information regarding this opportunity, please contact the research coordinator, Dr. Rolf Scheuermann, at

Please note: Currently, applications for fellowships in Chinese Studies that start in 2020 or later are invited.

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April 25, 2018
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