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Global Summer Semester Residency at the University of Göttingen - Movements of Knowledge, Transregional Populisms, and Religious Networks, 15 April - 15 July 2018, Germany

Deadline:

September 27, 2017

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Event Date:

April 15, 2018, 15:23 - July 15, 2018, 15:23

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SSRC Global Summer Semester Residency at the University of Göttingen

SSRC Global Summer Semester Residency at the University of Göttingen, is a short-term fellowship opportunity offered in collaboration with the Global and Transregional Studies Platform at the University of Göttingen in Germany, an InterAsia partner institution, or hub. These three-month residencies will take place during the 2018 summer semester at the University of Göttingen, which runs from April 15, 2018–July 15, 2018. These residencies are designed to support a small cohort of scholars who are working on projects that reflect the existing research expertise at the University of Göttingen and build upon the Global and Transregional Studies Platform research themes: Movements of KnowledgeTransregional Populisms, and Religious Networks. Recipients will receive 2,500 €/month for three months and one round-trip economy class plane ticket to Göttingen. 

As of 2016, the SSRC, working in collaboration with the Global and Transregional Studies Platform at the University of Göttingen, is pleased to offer a second category of fellowship, a short-term summer semester residency that will link researchers to the Global and Transregional Studies Platform and the University of Göttingen.

This collaboration exemplifies an ongoing goal of the SSRC’s InterAsia Program and its partners, and a specific goal of the Transregional Research Program, that of integrating trans- and cross-regional frameworks, as well as mechanisms for support, into existing university curricula and structures. Fellows will be provided with a small stipend for the three-month 2018 summer semester as well as in-kind support, and will be able to develop and work on their own projects while simultaneously benefitting from their placement in what we hope will serve as a German and European “hub” for international networks of transregional research. 

Eligibility

Is funding limited to particular topics or themes? 
We encourage applications addressing the following interrelated research themes. We will also consider applications on other themes if prospective fellows wish to work on projects that engage with and reflect the existing research expertise at the Global and Transregional Studies Platform and the University of Göttingen:

  1. Movements of Knowledge
    • Entangled conceptual histories/”words in motion”/traveling theory: the global spread of concepts from the 18th century onwards
    • Comparative histories of caste, race, and “inherited inequalities”
    • New sites of knowledge production beyond the academy: the growth of think tanks; digital knowledge; civil society expertise; military knowledge in the shaping of regional and transregional knowledge
    • Comparative global histories of area studies/regional studies
    • Transregional diffusions and modulations of policy knowledge
  2. Transregional Populisms
    • Comparative and transregional perspectives on populism
    • Digital media and democratic futures; media and populism
  3. Religious Networks (see description under Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship) 

Is funding limited to particular regions? 
Yes. The two geographic priorities are InterAsia (as previously described) and “Europe in a transregional context.”

Is funding limited to particular disciplines? 
Yes. These fellowships are open to all scholars in the humanities and social sciences (but not the arts).

Is this fellowship only open to scholars at particular stages in their academic careers? 
Yes. Applicants must have the PhD in hand at the time of application.

Are there affiliation requirements for this fellowship? 
There is no affiliation requirement for applicants. All fellows must be affiliated with the University of Göttingen for the three-month 2018 summer semester (approximately April 15, 2018–July 15, 2018).

Are there citizenship requirements for this fellowship? 
No. 

Application Process and Award Details

What is the application process? 
All applicants will be required to submit the following information using the SSRC online application portal by the submission deadline of September 27, 2017 (5:00 PM EST):

  • Online application, consisting of personal information and project details
  • Short CV
  • Project Bibliography
  • One letter of reference
  • Project narrative statement (up to five pages, may be single spaced) 

When will applicants receive notification about the competition results? 
Applicants will be contacted by early-to-mid December with all award results.

What is the amount of the fellowship? 
Fellows will receive 2,500 € per month for three-months and one round trip economy class plane ticket to Göttingen. In addition, the University of Göttingen will provide in-kind support in the form of office space and access to university resources.

What are considered eligible fellowship expenses? 
Fellowship funds are to be expended over a three-month period and used for living expenses while in residence at the University of Göttingen.

Do fellowship funds need to be expended in one continuous period? 
Yes. Proposal timelines and budgets should reflect the three-month 2018 summer semester (approximate dates April 15, 2018–July 15, 2018).

Will award funds be disbursed through research/grants administration offices or directly to the individual fellow, and will applicants need to involve grants administration staff at the submission and budgeting stage? 
Award funds will be disbursed directly to individual grant recipients.

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