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"Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History" Fellowships

CAS 15/07/2013

The International Research Center "Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History" at Humboldt University in Berlin, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) invites scholars to apply for 10 to 15 international research fellowships (senior scholars and postdoctoral candidates) for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applications are due in Berlin on 31 August 2013.


We welcome candidates especially from the disciplines of history, anthropology, law, sociology, political science, and area studies. Applicants should be at the postdoctoral level or senior scholars. We would like the proposed projects to employ a historical and transregional perspective. Also, please do not only focus on work / labour, but also on life course. Possible topic areas are, among others, the household, loss of work, the relationship between work and non-work, as well as free and unfree labour. We welcome proposals about all regions of the world and especially those that look at comparisons, conflicts, relations between different regions. A global history perspective is not required; keeping an open mind to such ideas, however, is highly desirable.

The fellowships will begin on 1 October 2014 and end on 31 July 2015.

Shorter fellowship terms will be possible.

Fellows will receive a monthly stipend, which can be individually negotiated, and are
obliged to work at the research center in Berlin. A fully equipped office will be provided
as well as organizational help for visa, housing, etc. During the fellowship, we also
encourage fellows to introduce their work to wider audiences within Berlin’s scientific

Application procedure

Please use the electronic form on our website (or access the link directly https://rework.hu-berlin.de/fellowship1415/applicationform.php) You will be asked to provide information regarding your biography, the research project you intend to work on during your fellowship as well as details on your current research. Post-docs should provide the names of two referees in addition to that.

Please note that we can only accept electronically submitted applications!

Application deadline: August 31, 2013

For further information, please contact:
Dr. Felicitas Hentschke
T: +49 (0)30 / 2093-70206; F: -70210
Email: or visit the center’s website

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