Fellowship announcements

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.


TUM-IAS Fellowships for outstanding international researchers

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

Fellowships at the Zukunftskolleg

Institute: Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz
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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MWK-Fellows COFUND International Fellowship Programme for Experienced Researchers

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

Up to 25 individual Marie S. Curie FCFP fellowships (junior/senior) for the academic year 2019/20

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: 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: 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: 08 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


Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR), University of Tampere, Finland
Six fellowships are vacant for application. Positions in the Senior Research Fellow and in the Postdoctoral Fellow categories last two years, and positions in the Professorial Fellow category last one year starting from August 2018. Successful candidates have a PhD, excellent research record, outstanding work plan in the field of social research, and a lively interest in interdisciplinary international cooperation.
Deadline: 15 February 2018
Read more about the IASR fellowships


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: 24 January 2018
Read more and how to apply

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