The fellowships will be advertised every year from 15 June. Applications for a fellowship to be taken up in a particular year should be submitted by 15 September of the preceding year (as one pdf-file to firstname.lastname@example.org).
THE FELLOWSHIPS ARE AWARDED IN PARTICULAR FOR
- research motivated by the desire to promote understanding among nations through education. This research is aimed at identifying prejudices, distortions in perception, and stereotyped and adversarial images transmitted in education, as well as their origins, by means of analysing educational material
- international educational and didactical research on the methods, content and objectives of teaching in the subject areas in which the Institute's library specialises; research in the field of the fundamental governmental, institutional and social frameworks in which this teaching takes place
- academic research on issues of perception and reception in the fields of history, geography and social science
- studies on textbook development in the subjects represented at the Institute which aim at identifying new directions for the production of textbooks based on comparative international textbook research.
AMOUNT AND DURATION OF THE FELLOWSHIP
Fellows receive a monthly stipend of 1000 EUR. Fellowships are usually awarded for a period of one to one-and-a-half months, with a minimum duration of two weeks. The Georg Eckert Institute will not automatically reimburse travel expenses. Nevertheless, fellows may apply for a travel allowance, which may be granted, provided funds are available, in cases of demonstrable need. The allowance will cover up to 50% of the fellow's travel expenses, to a maximum of 500 EUR. Fellowship holders must ensure that they are covered by adequate health insurance for the duration of their stay.
A committee consisting of the Institute's director and academic staff meets each October to award fellowships for the coming year. Applicants will be informed about the decisions by the end of November of the current year.
Under the terms of its fellowship programme, the Institute considers applications submitted by persons of both German and foreign nationality.
Fellowship holders are requested to organise their travel so that their arrival at the Institute coincides with the Institute's administration opening hours, which are Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
During the fellow's stay at the Institute, accommodation can be rented at the Institute's guest house. Since there are no staff in charge of the maintenance of the guest house, fellowship holders are requested to keep their rooms as well as the kitchen and the bathrooms clean and tidy.
All accommodation is non-smoking. Fellowship holders are requested to show consideration for other occupants and future guests by refraining from smoking not only in their rooms, but also in the kitchen and bathrooms.
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