Open Call for Applications
Postdoctoral and Senior Researchers
The Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21) invites applications for Research Fellowships with duration of 12 months starting between February and September 2022. We are particularly interested in proposals regarding (1) legitimation and delegitimation in global cooperation and (2) global cooperation and diverse conceptions of world order (see more below). The fully funded fellowships are available to both senior and postdoctoral researchers. We especially encourage researchers from the Global South to apply. Deadline for applications is June 1st, 2021.
We are aware that this call comes at a time of continuing uncertainty around COVID-19. We are monitoring closely the evolving situation and hope that circumstances will allow the advertised fellowships to start as planned from February 2022 onwards. Virtual fellowships may be possible. We therefore urge you to apply if you are interested but still uncertain about the practicability of the fellowship.
The Centre for Global Cooperation Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen is one of ten Käte Hamburger Kollegs sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Established in 2012, the Centre is an interdisciplinary and international learning community that seeks to enhance understanding of the possibilities and limits of global cooperation and to explore new options for global public policy. The working language at the Centre is English.
In its second funding period (2018-2024) the Centre’s research and fellowships are organized around four broad themes: pathways and mechanisms of global cooperation; global cooperation and polycentric governance; legitimation and delegitimation in global cooperation; and global cooperation and diverse conceptions of world order. Empirical research on these themes will focus especially on the governance of climate change, the internet, migration, and peacebuilding. The Centre will issue thematic calls for application on an annual basis.
For next year we invite fellowship applications from across the humanities and social sciences (including also psychology, law and economics) in relation to the second two main themes, as detailed below. The fit of the proposed project with the Centre’s research agenda is a central criterion of the fellowship selection process. We particularly invite female researchers and scholars from the ‚Global South‘ to apply. Applications from scholars at risk are welcome.
Benefits to Fellows
- An intellectually stimulating and vibrant interdisciplinary learning community
- Excellent infrastructure with fully equipped offices, library facilities, and administrative support (also with finding accommodation)
- Funds to organize workshops (subject to approval; workshops emerging from an interdisciplinary exchange with other fellows / colleagues at the Centre are preferred)
- Either a monthly stipend commensurate with experience or financing of a teaching replacement at the home institution
Expectations from Fellows
- A completed PhD
- Personal research and publication in the Centre’s thematic areas
- A contribution to the Centre’s own publications
- Active participation in seminars and other Centre events
- Collaboration with other fellows in interdisciplinary exchange
- Work in residence at the Centre in Duisburg, Germany
The Centre’s work in the period of 2022-2023 will focus on the two themes ‘Legitimation and Delegitimation in Global Cooperation’ and ‘Global Cooperation and Diverse Conceptions of World Order’. We invite fellowship applications that address these themes, as described below. In addition, preference will be given to applications with an empirical focus on the governance of climate change, the internet, migration, and peacebuilding.