The Centre for Advanced Studies „Justitia Amplificata: Rethinking Justice – Applied and Global”, funded by the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) at the University of Frankfurt is seeking to appoint up to three post-doctoral fellows in political theory/political philosophy for the academic year 2012/2013.
Duration and Starting Date: 12 months, starting on either September 1st or October 1st 2012, according to the fellows’ convenience.
Candidates should have completed, or be close to the completion of, a doctorate in political theory/political philosophy, and should have proven potential to conduct and publish research at an international level. Candidates’ research should fall within the Centre’s areas of focus, namely global justice and applied theories of justice, as well as methodological questions on how to apply theories of justice to non-ideal circumstances.
Please send your application in English (a 2/3 page research project, CV, writing sample of preferably not more than 7,000 words (can be an excerpt), and two letters of reference) to the administrative officer of Justitia Amplificata, Ms Valérie Bignon, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date is February 1st 2012.
For further information regarding the centre, its members, and its activities, please visit: http://www.justitia-amplificata.de
For the conditions of award of the fellowship, please visit: http://www.justitia-amplificata.de/en/postdoctoral-fellowship-programme/conditions-of-award.html
Middlebury College invites applications for a dissertation fellowship for the academic year 2012-13. We are seeking graduate students with a clear commitment and ability to advance educational diversity, either through the nature of their scholarly work, or through their ability to model success in fields where their own backgrounds and experiences may be underrepresented.
Fellows will receive mentorship from faculty committed to excellence in scholarship and in undergraduate education. Fellows will be hosted by an appropriate department or program, and will be expected to teach one one-semester course. Fellows may apply to extend their affiliation with Middlebury to a second year. The annual stipend for the position is $30,000. Ph.D. candidates must have completed all doctoral work except the dissertation by the end of the current academic year.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. Legal Permanent Residents or otherwise authorized to work in the U.S. (e.g., non-U.S. citizen Ph.D. students would need to have employment authorization from their home institution that will allow them to receive a stipend from Middlebury College).
Middlebury College is using Interfolio to collect all application materials. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. The application deadline is January 18, 2012. Through Interfolio, please submit the following: C.V., three confidential letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your dissertation advisor, dissertation abstract, one-page [approximately 250 words]
work plan for completion of dissertation, personal statement, and official graduate transcripts. More information can be found at http://www.interfolio.com/apply/3148
Middlebury College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting a diverse faculty to complement its increasingly diverse student body.
For more information, please go to: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/administration/employment/diss_fellows
Volkswagen Foundation, Hannover, 01.09.2012-31.08.2013
The Post-doctoral Fellowships at German Universities and Research
Institutes are provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the
Volkswagen Foundation in close cooperation with the Freiburg Institute
for Advanced Studies, the Berliner Zentrum Moderner Orient, the National
Museums in Berlin, the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, the
Lichtenberg-Kolleg in Göttingen, the German National Library in
Frankfurt, the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, the German
Archive of Literature in Marbach, and the Center of Excellence in
Konstanz. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund up to 12 American
post-docs in the humanities spending a year at academic institutions in
The fellowships are granted for 9 – 12 months and aim at supporting
post-doctoral studies at the above-mentioned universities and institutes
as well as at universities or research institutes of the candidate’s
The respective target group are promising young scholars in their
post-doctoral research phase based at American institutions who want to
strengthen their research capacity in a specific field of the humanities
which can be expected to have a strong impact on their individual
research profile and expertise. Scholars who work in an
interdisciplinary field are especially encouraged to apply. The
applicants should have finished their Ph. D. between one and no more
than five years ago. Candidates who apply for a fellowship at an
institution not listed above will have to provide a letter by the
institution of their choice stating that it will support the candidate’s
application and host the person during the respective academy year.
Applications must be submitted via the electronic application system.
The deadline is January 31, 2012.
Dr. Almut Steinbach
Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, 01.10.2012-30.09.2013
Deadline: December 1, 2011
Request for Research Proposals on Advanced German and European Studies
The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies offers up to
one year of research support at the Freie Universität Berlin. It is open
to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including
historians working on modern and contemporary German and European
The program accepts applications from U.S. and Canadian nationals or
permanent residents. Applicants for a dissertation fellowship must be
full-time graduate students enrolled at a North American university who
have achieved ABD status by the time the proposed research stay in
Berlin begins. Also eligible are U.S. and Canadian Ph.D.s who have
received their doctorates within the past two calendar years.
The Berlin Program is based at, funded and administered by the Freie
Universität Berlin. The program’s publicity and selection process is
organized in cooperation with the German Studies Association (GSA).
The Berlin Program Fellowship stipends are EUR 1.100 per month for
fellows working on a dissertation project and EUR 1.400 per month for
fellows working on a postdoctoral research project.
More information on the program’s homepage.
Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies
Freie Universität Berlin