Fellowships at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg Centre for Global Cooperation Research
The Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research is a research institute of the University of Duisburg-Essen, sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It seeks to contribute towards a better understanding of the possibilities and limits of transboundary cooperation. By building a learning community, researchers from different disciplines and world regions develop an innovative framework for contemporary cooperation research that enables the exploration of new options for global public policy. We aim to become a crucial hub for this emerging branch of research.
We are pleased to announce our call for applications for fellowships beginning in 2016. The earliest start date possible will be in March, an increasing number of places are available in the subsequent months. Fellows will join the Centre for a period of six to twelve months, working language at the Centre is English. Fellowships include a working space in fully equipped offices and a competitive stipend commensurate with the applicant’s level of professional experience, starting at the Postdoc level. Fellows are expected to contribute to the Centre’s overall line of research and embrace its inter- and multidisciplinary environment. Regular attendance at the Centre is thus required, implying residency in Duisburg or the Rhine-Ruhr region in most cases. Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences, but may also be granted to scholars in economics, law, social psychology and the natural sciences. In the latter case, the proposed research project must not require laboratory facilities and should relate to the humanities and social sciences, in particular questions of global cooperation.
- Legitimacy crises and public protests: Conceptual and empirical research on the complexity of political disputes in democratic governance; focus on the ambivalent relationship in global politics between plurality, contestation, and resistance in different fields such as global finance, EU crisis management, global surveillance, climate change, and peacebuilding;
- From universalized to universal: Towards an increasing acceptance of international human rights norms around the globe?; Legitimacy through plurality: ways and means to coordinate different sets of laws/norms in a society;
Applications (in English only) should contain a cover letter, your CV with publication list, a concise research proposal (3-5 pages) plus one relevant publication. Please indicate your preferred period of stay. Please submit your application electronically using our website on http://www.gcr21.org/en/fellows/how-to-become-a-fellow/fellowships/. The online application form will be available from 15 th September 2015.
The application deadline is 31st October 2015. We particularly encourage female researchers and scholars from the Global South to apply. For questions on this call, please contact Mr. Matthias Schuler at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.