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Visiting Fellowships for Postgraduates 2017 - Cultures of Decision-Making, University of Muenster, Germany


February 15, 2017


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About the fellowhsip

The Integrated Research Training Group of the Collaborative Research Centre/ SFB 1150 “Cultures of Decision-making”, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) at the University of Muenster since July 1st 2015, is offering four visiting fellowships for postgraduates / doctoral candidates in 2017 for a period of up to six months, starting in April 2017. The fellowship is EUR 1.365 per month (tax-free; if applicable plus children’s allowance; statutory accident insurance cover according to § 2 Abs. 1 Satz 1 SGB VII; health and social insurance not included) with an additional grant for traveling expenses. For the time of the fellowship the visiting fellows are members of the Integrated Research Training Group of the SFB 1150 and are expected to participate in the programme of the Integrated Research Training Group as well as in the common activities of the SFB 1150.

The Collaborative Research Centre/ SFB 1150 “Cultures of Decision-Making” examines the social practice und the cultural conditions of decision-making in a historical-comparative and interdisciplinary perspective from the Middle Ages to the present. The SFB 1150 addresses decision-making as a form of social action which is neither self-evident nor invariant, but which is based on changing social and cultural conditions. In the SFB 1150 different historical “cultures of decision-making” are reconstructed by examining selected social fields, asking: how decision-making was framed, modeled, performed and reflected in different historical contexts; what the culture-specific conditions underlying decision-making were in every case; in what ways it in turn shaped the institutional and power structure of society; and how and why cultures of decision-making changed over the long term. The SFB 1150 comprises three Project Areas and 20 projects from several disciplines (History, Literature, Law, Philosophy, Cultural Anthropology, Jewish and Byzantine studies) as well as a Research Training Group.

You can apply for a fellowship if your PhD-project is located in the thematic und disciplinary framework of the SFB 1150. The language of communication within the SFB 1150 is German, German language skills are therefore recommended. Applications should be in English or German. They should include a letter of motivation of one page, an outline of the PhD-project of two pages, a CV, academic certificates, and a letter of reference preferably by your supervisor. 

Please submit your application together with the documents if possible per e-mail and as one PDF document to the director of the Integrated Research Training Group of the SFB 1150, Prof. Dr. Jan Keupp, by February 15th 2017:

Prof. Dr. Jan Keupp 
Historisches Seminar 
WWU Münster 
Domplatz 20-22 
D-48143 Münster 

Should you have any questions about the application, please contact Prof. Dr. Jan Keupp via e-mail ( If you have questions about the SFB 1150, please contact the central office of the SFB 1150 (

For more information click "Further official information" below.

Eligible Countries
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Publish Date
February 10, 2017


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