NORBERT ELIAS FELLOWSHIPS
In order to enhance the plurality of perspectives the ZiF offers two Norbert Elias Fellowships per year to researchers from Africa to take part in the ZiF's Research Groups. Successful applicants will become Fellows of one of the Research Groups and live and work at the ZiF for up to ten months. Norbert Elias Fellows also have the opportunity to work on their own projects, qualification and networking.
Applications are welcome from senior or postdocs researchers from African Universities from all disciplines that can contribute to the research group's topic and are interested in interdisciplinary collaboration.
Who can apply?
Applications are welcome from senior researchers and postdocs from African universities from all disciplines whose research and publications are closely linked to the Research Group’s topic. In particular, applicants should demonstrate their willingness and ability to conduct high-level research in thematically relevant research fields such as innovation, industrial economics, law and economics, digitisation and smart products. Applicants should be interested in interdisciplinary collaboration and willing to engage in the activities of the Research Group, such as jour fixes, talks, workshops and conferences. Since our aim is also to extend our interdisciplinary networks to Africa, we are looking especially for researchers who are planning to continue their careers in Africa.
What is offered?
The ZiF offers a monthly stipend of 3,000 € plus free accommodation at the ZiF’s campus and travel expenses. The ZiF will also contribute to health insurance costs. Fellows are very welcome to bring their families with them. The ZiF campus comprises flats from single room to family size to provide suitable accommodation. Fellows will also receive an additional allowance of 200 € per month per accompanying child. We will be happy to assist with finding appropriate childcare and educational facilities.