Fellowship announcements

If UBIAS members would like to announce call for fellowships, please send an email to Richard Meckien at rkmeckien@usp.br with the following:

  • Fellowship name/type
  • Institute
  • Application deadline
  • A short description of the fellowship of a max of 80 words
  • Website link to the call.


Five AAA Fellowships for early career researchers from Latin America, Africa and Asia

Institute: Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz, Germany
The Zukunftskolleg’s AAA Fellowships support early career researcher from Africa, Asia and Latin America. The AAA Fellowships have a duration of up to three or six months and are offered to researchers related to one of the thirteen departments of the University of Konstanz. You can use this time to extend your research networks and to get to know the research environment at the University of Konstanz, without losing your ties to your home university. As these fellowships can build a first bridge to the German and European academic system, we also encourage doctoral students in their last year to apply. As an AAA Fellow, you will have a Zukunftskolleg Fellow as a partner who will help you integrate into your respective department and will support you during your research. Funding follows DAAD rules and will include a stipend of 1.200€/ month and a contribution to traveling to Konstanz and back. The Zukunftskolleg will not offer employment contracts for AAA fellows. You may negotiate a contribution to health insurance and visa costs with the Central Office after the application was granted by the Executive Committee.
Deadlines: 31 March and 30 April, 2019
Read more about the call

SEVERAL CallS for Fellowships

Institute: Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Edinburgh
Deadline: 28 February 2019, 5 pm (GMT)

Senior Anniversary Fellowship 2019-2020
In our 50th anniversary year, we are creating three-month Fellowships for the most promising scholars in the arts, humanities and social sciences. For 2019-20, we seek applications centred on the place of the humanities in the 21st century to take forward inquiry in a cross-disciplinary way, perhaps at the outermost disciplinary boundaries of the humanities, arts and social sciences. £10,500 bursary, plus travel grants.


Environmental Humanities Visiting Research Fellowships 2019-2020

These Visiting Fellowships of between two and four months are intended to encourage outstanding interdisciplinary research, international scholarly collaboration, and networking activities of Visiting Research Fellows with a specific focus on the Environmental Humanities. £1,000 bursary available.


IASH-SSPS Research Fellowships 2019-2020

The IASH-SSPS Research Fellowships are intended to encourage outstanding interdisciplinary research, international scholarly collaboration, and networking activities of visiting Research Fellows together with academics in the School of Social and Political Science (SSPS). Two to four month visit. Stipends available.


Daiches-Manning Memorial Fellowship in 18th-Century Scottish Studies 2019-2020

The Daiches-Manning Memorial Fellowship honours two outstanding scholars of eighteenth-century Scottish literature and culture, Professor David Daiches (1912–2005) and Professor Susan Manning (1953–2013). Bursary of US$3,000/£1,800 in support of research on any aspect of eighteenth-century Scottish studies. Two to six month visit, open to postdoctoral scholars of all nationalities, in all disciplines, and at all career levels.


Digital Scholarship Visiting Research Fellowships 2019 - 2020

These Visiting Fellowships of between two and four months are intended to encourage outstanding digitally-focussed, interdisciplinary research, international scholarly collaboration, and networking activities with a specific focus on the digital. £1,000 bursary available.


Fellows-in-Residence Program @ Paris Seine Institute for Advanced Studies

Institute: The Institute for Advanced Studies @ Université de Cergy-Pontoise / Paris Seine initiative
The PSI-IAS Fellowships program is an international multidisciplinary visiting program. Researchers of all nationalities are eligible. The program will host 10 junior and senior researchers, for a duration ranging from 4 months to one year, during the academic year 2019-2020.
Deadline: 5 March 2019, 1 pm
Please find the details of the call for proposals below

doctoral positions for Ph.D. projects

Institute: Max-Weber-Kolleg, University of Erfurt, Germany
Positions in the fields of Classics, Religious Studies, Sociology, Philosophy and especially in the fields of North American and Modern History and Ancient History as well as related subjects within the framework of the International Graduate School (IGS) “Resonant Self–World Relations in Ancient and Modern Socio-Religious Practices” directed by Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüpke and Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rosa (Erfurt) and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Spickermann and Prof. Dr. Irmtraud Fischer (Graz), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The positions are to be filled by 1 October 2019 for a period of 29 months, with the option of a further extension of seven months possible. The project is a cooperation between the Max-Weber-Kolleg at the University of Erfurt and the University of Graz. Participants are required to spend one academic year at the cooperating university in the second year of their term.
Deadline: 15 April 2019
Further information on how to apply


Institute: ZiF, Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University, Germany
Open for applications by interdisciplinary research groups, not for individual Fellowships.
Deadline: Open for application all year.
Read more about the Cooperation Group fellowships and how to apply

PASt - EXPIRED - call for fellowships:


Institute: Lichtenberg-Kolleg, University of Göttingen, Germany
For the period October 2019 to July 2021, the Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (Lichtenberg-Kolleg) invites applications for Early Career Fellowships. The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favoured. All Fellowships are open to candidates who have received a doctorate within the last 6 years.
Deadline: 3 February 2019
Further information on how to apply


Institute: Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz, Germany
Research Visits at the Zukunftskolleg support temporary research stays from one up to six months by international early career researchers from partner institutions and from within the networks of University-based Institutes for Advanced Study (UBIAS) or the Network of European Institutes for Advanced Study (NetIAS). The aim of the Research Visits is to provide an opportunity to engage in a research project at the University of Konstanz, ideally in collaboration with a Zukunftskolleg fellow. No limitation is placed on the area of research within the humanities, natural and social sciences. Interdepartmental and interdisciplinary study is encouraged. Visiting researchers receive a working space in the Zukunftskolleg with all the usual research facilities and are expected to participate in all the Zukunftskolleg’s activities. Experimental projects in the natural sciences can only be supported if arrangements for lab space are made with the respective departments, since the Zukunftskolleg does not have any laboratory space of its own. Funding will include round trip travel to Konstanz and up to EUR 800 per month toward accommodation in Konstanz. The Zukunftskolleg will not offer employment contracts for Research Visits.
Deadline: 31 January 2019
Read more about the call


Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark
Who can apply? AIAS-COFUND fellowships are available for talented researchers from around the globe holding a PhD and at least two years of fulltime postdoctoral research experience after completing their PhD. Applicants can choose their research topic freely within all academic areas.
Deadline: 23 January 2019
Read more and how to apply


Institute: Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Freiburg, Germany, in cooperation with Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA), University of Ghana, Ghana
MIASA is dedicated to the topic of ‘Sustainable Governance’. In its first call for short-term fellowships MIASA welcomes applications from excellent researchers to join the interdisciplinary fellow group (IFG) “Parliaments and Democracy in Africa” from September to December 2019. Eligible for application are researchers (junior/senior) from all countries after completion of their PhD in a relevant discipline of the Humanities or the Social Sciences. Applicants must propose a research project that matches the research focus of the IFG.
Deadline: 30 November 2018
Website link to the call


Institute: TUM Institute for Advanced Study
The TUM Institute for Advanced Study (TUM-IAS) invites applications for Fellowships in the following categories of its Fellowship program:
Anna Boyksen Fellowships for outstanding scientists from outside TUM who intend to explore gender- and diversity-relevant themes in the context of the TUM subject portfolio;
Hans Fischer Fellowships for outstanding early-career scientists from outside TUM;
Hans Fischer Senior Fellowships for renowned international scientists from outside TUM;
Rudolf Diesel Industry Fellowships for highly qualified researchers from industry.
More information on the individual Fellowship programs can be found on the Institute's website.
Deadline: 24 October 2018
Website link to the call


Institute: Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz, Germany
The Zukunftskolleg offers:
a) Three 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships for all those in the early stage of their academic career who plan to develop and implement an independent research project. The target group consists of researchers at the postdoctoral level, who are open-minded, risk-taking and intellectually gifted, so that they can reasonably be expected to take up leading roles in academia;
b) Two 5-year Research Fellowships to promote researchers with significant work experience at the postdoctoral level aiming for a career in academia. The Fellows build their own academic identity by leading an independent research group at the University of Konstanz. These fellowships are available to researchers characterised by a strong and creative mind, an ability to think and communicate beyond their own disciplines, regardless of their nationality.
Both Fellowships are open to researchers from all fields represented at the University of Konstanz.
Deadline: 15 October 2018, 11.00 am (Konstanz time).
Find more information on eligibility requirements, application and selection process on the Institute's website
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Institute: Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt
The Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies (Max-Weber-Kolleg Erfurt) at the University of Erfurt is a highly ranked international research centre. Its ‘Weberian’ research programme combines historical, comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives with an interest in normative issues in the social sciences. It has a focus on contemporary social challenges, especially those arising in connection with (religious) plurality, cultural diversity and social processes of acceleration and growth. Within its fellowship programme “MWK-FELLOWS" the Max-Weber-Kolleg offers (up to) 10 Fellowships for experienced researchers.
Deadline: 1 October 2018
Link to call website


Institute: Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Freiburg, Germany
FRIAS is announcing its sixth call for applications for the FRIAS COFUND Fellowship Programme (FCFP) and invites outstanding international senior and junior researchers from all disciplines and nationalities to apply. Fellowships of 3 to 10 months in the senior scheme and of 12 months in the junior scheme may be applied for. Conditions are internationally competitive. All fellowships will be awarded through a highly competitive, strictly merit-based selection process. The FCFP is co-financed by the EU’s Marie S. Curie Actions COFUND Programme.
Deadline: 15 September 2018
Read more about the call


Institute: Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies at the University of Helsinki
The HCAS engages in high-quality research in the human and social sciences (including law, behavioural sciences, and theology), promotes interaction between different academic fields, and advances international research cooperation. In September 2018, the Collegium invites applications for:

  1. Core fellowships. 10-15 post-doctoral researchers/ university researchers /research directors for a fixed-term salaried appointment, to begin on 1 September 2019. Research directors’ terms range from 0.5 to one year, while post-doctoral and university researchers’ terms range from one to two years. Applicants for the post-doctoral researcher’s posts must hold a doctoral degree and are expected to demonstrate an ability to conduct independent scholarly work. Applicants for the university researcher’s post must hold a doctoral degree and should provide evidence of high-level research experience. Applicants for the position of research director will have the experience and qualifications equivalent to those of an appointee to a professorship. All applicants will need to demonstrate their ability to work and collaborate in a high-level international research environment.
  2. Postdoctoral fellowships in the arts. 2 postdoctoral researchers in the arts for fixed-term salaried employment from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020. The requirements for the position include a doctoral degree as well as experience of artistic work and artistic research. Representatives of all artistic fields may apply. The fellowships in the arts are funded by the Kone Foundation.

Deadline: 13 September 2018
Detailed descriptions of the fellowships and instructions for applicants


Institute: Lichtenberg-Kolleg, University of Göttingen, Germany
Each academic year, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation fund up to twelve Post-doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities for stays of 9 to 12 months in Germany. The Lichtenberg-Kolleg in Göttingen is one of the cooperating partners. The Fellowships address postdocs at US-American universities and research institutes working in the Humanities who wish to spend some time at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg working on a research project. The Kolleg invites early career scholars to join one of our research groups focusing on 1) Göttingen and European Enlightenment(s) within its wider Atlantic and Global Contexts, 2) Human Rights, Constitutional Politics and Religious Diversity, 3) Modern Jewish Studies: literary, intellectual and cultural history, and 4) European Intellectual History / History of Political Thought. We are also welcoming applications by post-docs who work in different research areas as long as their research is connected to research projects in the humanities and social sciences in Göttingen.
Deadline: 11 September 2018
Read more about the post-doctoral fellowships here


Institute: Institute for Advanced Study, Université de Strasbourg, France
The University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study (USIAS) has launched its call for proposals for 2019 Fellowships. USIAS supports excellent, original research in all scientific domains. Each year, the Institute selects 10-20 fellows for a period of between three months to two years. Researchers from outside of Strasbourg are particularly invited to apply. In addition, Strasbourg researchers who wish to work on original new topics that are outside of their current field are welcome to apply.
Deadline: 10 September 2018
More information on the call can be found here


Institute: Waseda Institute for Advanced Study, Waseda University, Japan
Waseda Institute for Advanced Study (WIAS) was established in September 2006 to enable promising and talented researchers to focus on their research activities under fixed-term contracts in a rich research environment. Around 40 researchers have been working on advanced research in a wide range of themes and with no limitation as to field of study. The Institute is currently recruiting researchers for the academic year 2019.
Deadline: 28 June 2018 (5 p.m. Japan time)
Read more about the call here


Institute: Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University
The Institute of Advanced Study is one of Durham University’s flagship interdisciplinary research institutes, providing a forum for debate and collaboration across the entire disciplinary spectrum. Durham offers Fellows time and freedom to think, away from the demands of their everyday professional lives. By recruiting Fellows from all around the world, the IAS fosters an exciting intellectual environment in which thinkers from diverse cultural and disciplinary backgrounds can exchange ideas. Applicants may be from any academic discipline or professional background involving research. Fellowships are available between October-December 2019 and January-March 2020.
Deadline: 8 June 2018
Read more about the Durham IAS Fellowships here


University of Birmingham UK (UoB) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)
This programme aims to attract outstanding early and mid-career researchers from global leading institutions, operating at the cutting edge of their disciplines to work collaboratively with colleagues at the University of Birmingham UK (UoB) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU).
Deadline: 16 March 2018
Read more about the fellowhip programme here

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