Corridors Fellowship 2021 for Young and Upcoming Scholars and Civil Society Experts, Germany

Publish Date: Jun 13, 2021

Deadline: Jun 23, 2021

Call for Applications - Corridors Fellowships 2021

The Corridors Fellowship offers young and upcoming scholars and civil society experts from the Caucasus the opportunity for a research stay at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena (Germany). The program aims to facilitate academic exchange and to enhance dialogue, knowledge transfer, and practical cooperation between scholars and upcoming experts from the Caucasus and Germany. It is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in the framework of the East-West Dialogue. 

A particular focus of the fellowship is the promotion of intercultural academic cooperation. Therefore, we are keen to support a research tandem from different regions of the Caucasus. We encourage you to apply directly with a joint proposal and briefly describe the background and outline of your cooperation. The main objectives of the research work should be to provide an insight into the internal social and political processes and their relevance to the regional context, assess the prospects for conflict transformation and regional cooperation and contribute to the promotion of mutual understanding, confidence, and peacebuilding.

The fellowships have a duration of one month (preferable in August/September 2021) and cover travel costs and € 1.200 per person for living expenses in Germany. The selected fellows can make use of the Universities information infrastructure and library. Moreover, they can participate in related Corridors activities (a planned research workshop and summer school) and engage with experts from Jena University. Finally, the research tandems are supposed to finalize a joint paper until November, which can be published in our upcoming Corridors Proceedings Vol. III. Here we can provide support, for example, through mentoring and language editing services.

Applications are welcomed from scholars in the field of social science and neighboring disciplines with a keen interest in peace and conflict studies, and from civil society experts dealing with related issues from all regions of the Caucasus. 

Applications must be sent to with the subject “fellowship” until 23 June and include the following documents: 

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Project description (1.000 words maximum)

Please be aware that due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, certain travel restrictions may be in place, which could affect the fellowship.  


Corridors Fellowship

The Corridors Fellowship offers young and established scholars from conflict-affected societies in the post-Soviet space the opportunity for a research stay at German Universities and Research Institutes. The program aims to facilitate academic exchange and to enhance dialogue and knowledge transfer. It strives to deepen practical cooperation between scholars from the South Caucasus, Eastern Europe and Germany and to support research with practical relevance. The fellowships usually have a duration of one month and are fully funded from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). 

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