Application deadline: 30 April 2021

Start date: September 2021

Job Description

The Université libre de Bruxelles has created a Solidarity Fund in order to provide support for researchers who no longer have the freedom to pursue their research in their home country, where they are threatened due to the content of their scientific work or to the opinions they have freely expressed.

The Solidarity Fund provides postdoctoral fellowships enabling threatened academics to continue their work at ULB in a climate of academic freedom.

The solidarity fellowship consists in a one-year (12 months) postdoctoral position, amounting to 42,000 euros gross (approximately 29,000 euros net), plus a discretionary relocation allowance of 2,500 euros net (payable to researchers resident in another country, after their move to Belgium).

The recipients will carry out research in a ULB research centre, supervised by a member of the University’s academic staff. They may, if they so wish, take part in teaching activities or any other scientific activities organised on campus. 



Eligibility Requirements

  • hold a PhD and occupy (or have occupied) a research position in a university in the home country;
  • not have been established for more than 8 years in another country than the country in which the researcher is at risk
  • not have obtained their PhD more than 8 years before the fellowship start date;
  • be currently at risk in their home country due to the content of their work or to the ideas they have openly expressed;
  • not have resided or carried out their main activity in Belgium (work, studies etc.) for more than 24 months during the 36 months immediately preceding the fellowship start date (mobility rule);
  • be able to stay in Belgium for a full time at ULB;
  • have a good knowledge of written and spoken English and/or French (minimum B2) ; 
  • at the end of the first year of the grant, current beneficiaries may apply a second time upon favorable advice from the promoter.

Selection requirements

·       The scientific quality of the candidate and of the research project 
·       The dangerous situation to which the candidate is exposed  
·       The capacity for integration

Interested ?

Applications must be submitted by 30 April 2021.

Applicants must submit the completed online application form

and send the following documents by email to [email protected]

  • a confidential application letter describing the researcher’s situation (the letter must clearly mention the applicant’s administrative situation, whether he/she has a valid passport, whether it is possible for him/her to travel and his/her current location);
  • the applicant’s CV, including a list of publications;
  • a description (approximately 4 pages) of the research project that the applicant will work on at ULB;
  • a copy of the applicant’s PhD diploma;
  • a copy of the applicant’s passport;
  • the form below, completed by the member of ULB academic staff who would supervise their research;
  • two reference letters from scientists working in the same field, including, if possible, one from their PhD supervisor.
  • any other document deemed useful to support the application and supporting the risk situation will be useful.

It is required to carry out your research under the supervision of an ULB’s academic member whom you should contact before submitting your application.  

You will find the list of academics on the following page :

Only complete applications, that include all the items listed above, can be taken into consideration.


30 April  – deadline for submission of applications

May – selection committee meeting

June  – notification by the selection committee

September – fellowship start date.

Should the applicant be offered another position before the results of the ULB call for applications are communicated, he/she will inform ULB immediately, by sending an email to [email protected]

All documents will be handled with the utmost confidentiality by the selection committee.

For further information, please contact [email protected]

Assessment of the application – Solidarity Fund– Call 2021

Form to be completed by the ULB’s supervisor and sent to [email protected]

By the 30th of April 2021, mentioning the candidate’s name in the subject of the message. 

Surname, First Name of the candidate:  

Surname, First Name of the ULB’s supervisor:

Interest of the candidate’s research project for the ULB’s research team and articulation of the project with the other projects in progress in the research team. 

Reception arrangements and integration within the Research Centre. (Provision of an office, members’ availabilities of the research centre, association/involvement of the candidate with/in research centre activities…)

Assessment of the candidate’s motivation and language skills (French and/or English) following a Skype interview. 

Please indicate here any other information you consider relevant for the assessment


For more information, please contact [email protected]


Main Research Field : ALL

Required educational level : Phd level in all Degree Fields 

Required Languages :

French : Good or English : Good

Required Research Experience : (all fields) : (1-4 years)

Career Stage : R1 First stage researcher & R2 Recognized researcher

Additional information

Minimum B2 level in French or English is required.

Call for applications Postdoctoral researcher vacancy Netlab – Internet Studies and Social Media Lab School of Communication, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ, Brazil

*Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship *
*on Misinformation and Disinformation Campaigns at Netlab/UFRJ*

*Our Project*
Netlab is a research laboratory on Internet Studies and Social Media at 
the School of Communication (ECO), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro 
(UFRJ) – Brazil, specialized in Online Disinformation Campaigns. We 
combine traditional social science methods and computational 
communication approaches. We understand that research into computational 
communication requires seamless integration of meaningful theoretical 
questions and background, powerful statistical tools and efficient 
computing algorithms. Researchers in our lab are working to unravel the 
intricate mechanisms behind burgeoning computational communication 
phenomena by collecting and analyzing online data on an unprecedented 
scale, bringing new life to old ideas, and new ideas to social life.

*Main Research Topics*
Netlab is seeking to appoint Post-doctoral Research Fellows to work on 
the interplay between misinformation, disinformation, news, and social 
media, with an emphasis on public opinion on at least one of these topics:

1. Civil society and social movements
2. Politics and elections
3. Climate change, land use, and environmental issues
4. Science and health

We welcome postdoctoral submissions that further the understanding, 
development, and application of computational methods in disinformation 
research. Computational methods include (but are not limited to) methods 
such as text analysis, topic modeling, social/semantic network analysis, 
online experiments, machine learning, visual analysis and agent-based 
modeling and simulations. Computational methods can be applied to “big 
data” and social media, or online behavior data, but can also be used to 
provide a more sophisticated understanding of “small data” or for 
theoretical explorations.

*Selection Criteria*
The successful candidates must have a completed doctorate degree in any 
area but with experience in a substantive field of social science, 
including communication and media studies, sociology, statistics, 
political science, economy and/or social data science. The ideal 
candidate must also have familiarity with existing academic work on 
misinformation, disinformation, public understanding of politics, 
science and technology, media manipulation and propaganda, news media, 
online platforms, and digital media.

Excellent written, editing, and verbal communication skills in English 
which demonstrate a potential to write and present at an international 
level are required. Portuguese and/or Spanish language skills are 
desirable. A record of published work on misinformation, disinformation 
and social media are very desirable, as well as a detailed knowledge of 
existing research on misinformation, public understanding of news, 
politics, elections, environmental issues and its relation to digital media.

*How to Apply?*
We have opened three postdoctoral positions. These are full-time, 
fixed-term appointments with a desired start date as soon as possible 
and no later than April 2021 for a one-year research fellowship. The 
individual appointed will be working with other researchers; 
postdoctoral fellows; Ph.D., master, and undergraduate students; and 
with the principal investigator behind the project, Professor R. Marie 
Santini, Head of the Netlab research team.

Grant: R$4.100,00 per month (one-year fellow). This is a full-time, 
one-year position with the option of a second-year extension based on 
demonstrated performance.

The closing date for applications is 11 pm on Monday, 12th April 2021 
(GMT -3, Brazilian Standard Time). Candidates are required to send an 
email to [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>. All emails must 
use the subject title “Netlab Post-Doctoral Research Fellow” with the 
following documents attached (files in PDF format):

   * A supporting statement: a cover letter explaining your interest in,
     and experience with, the Netlab research agenda (written in
     English). The candidate must choose and indicate in the letter one
     of the areas below to work with: 1) civil society and social
     movements; 2) politics and elections; 3) climate change, land use
     and environmental issues; 4) science and health.
   * A Research Proposal (written in English) as part of your application
     in a 2- or 3-page project. This proposal is not necessarily a
     commitment to what you will work on at Netlab, but serves as a way
     for the application committee to assess your ability to plan a
     research project.
   * An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae with full academic records (in English).
   * A writing sample of a research paper or working paper (preferably in
     English but can be in Portuguese or in Spanish).
   * Reference letter (with contact information), preferably from an
     academic advisor, co-author, or research peer.

*Postdoctoral Researchers Responsibilities*
The duties of the researchers will be:

   * To work with other team members and the PI on developing
     methodological approaches.
   * To arrange and conduct empirical research and data collection.
   * To work with colleagues on analyzing and interpreting the data.
   * To interpret the results in light of contextual background provided
     by the wider project and other people’s research.
   * To liaise with other team members, the PI, and other partners on
     getting advice and input on the research design, data analysis, and
   * To develop academic publications and other project output based on
     the research done, working closely with other postdoctoral
     researchers and the PI to finalize output.
   * To prepare a range of presentation materials suitable for external
     events, conferences, meetings, and workshops.
   * To represent the project at external events/conferences, either with
     the PI, postdoctoral researchers, or alone.
   * To develop ideas for further research (including ideas for
     generating research funds) and to present detailed research
     proposals to the principal investigator for future work in the
     Netlab area.
   * To work with other team members, the project coordinators, the
     principal investigator and Netlab partners (such as technology
     developers, companies, start-up partners, etc.) on other aspects of
     the wider project, to develop innovation and technology, and work
     with the rest of the Netlab staff as part of the everyday life of
     the laboratory.
   * To teach undergraduate and graduate classes under the PI’s
     supervision and coordinate internal workshops and study groups with
     Netlab staff.
   * To organize and coordinate Netlab external events, workshops, Summer
     and Winter Schools (2021-2022).


*Job title *

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

*Division *

School of Communication and The Brazilian Institute of Information, 
Science and Technology

*Graduate Program*

PPGCI – Graduate Program in Information Science –

*Location *

Netlab – Internet and Social Media Research Lab

*Position modality*

Remote work


R$4.100,00 per month (one-year fellow).

*Hours *

Full time (40 hours per week)

*Contract type *


*Reporting to *

Dr. R. Marie Santini (ECO/UFRJ)

*Research topics*

1) civil society and social movements; OR  2) politics and elections; OR 
3) climate change, land use, and environmental issues; OR 4) science and 

*Principal Investigator and Supervisor*

Dr. R. Marie Santini (ECO/UFRJ).

*Laboratory website* <>

TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

For young scientists from developing countries (other than India) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in emerging areas in science and technology for which facilities are available in laboratories and institutes of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of India.

Deadline: 31 July 2021

Partner Organizations: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India

Host country: India
Eligible nationalities: Developing countries in the South

Leve: lPostdoc

Minimum degree held: PhD

Duration: Up to 12 months


01-Agricultural Sciences
02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
03-Biological Systems and Organisms
04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
05-Chemical Sciences
06-Engineering Sciences
07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
08-Mathematical Sciences
Age limit: 45

Sandwich option: no

Applications can only be submitted via online portal once the call is open.

Please use the “apply now” button at the bottom of this page to start your application once the call is open.

Opening date of this fellowship: 1 March 2021

Closing date of this fellowship:  31 July 2021CSIR and TWAS will keep about 20% of 2021 awards for COVID-19 related research topics. These could be in the area of :I. Digital and Molecular Surveillance;II. Rapid and Economical Diagnostics;III. Repurposing of Drugs, Vaccine and Convalescent Plasma Therapy;IV. Hospital Assistive Devices and PPEs.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the preliminary acceptance letter as early as possible, even before the opening date of the call. Keeping in mind that only Acceptance letters dated the same year as the year of application are eligible.

Programme Details

  • TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable in CSIR research laboratories and institutes in India for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months.
  • Eligible CSIR institutions: Information on CSIR laboratories and institutes can be obtained by following the links from the CSIR homepage. Alternatively, a list of eligible institutes is available here.
  • CSIR will provide a monthly stipend to cover for living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. In addition, Fellowship awardees are entitled to subsidized accommodation.
  • The language of instruction for foreign scholars in CSIR laboratories/institutes is English.


Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

  • be a maximum age of 45 years on 31 December of the application year.
  • be nationals of a developing country (other than India).
  • hold a PhD degree in a field of science or technology.
  • must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in India or any developed country.
  • be regularly employed in a developing country and hold a research assignment.
  • be accepted at a CSIR laboratory/institution and provide an official acceptance letter from the host institution (see sample Acceptance Letter that can be downloaded below or included in the application form).  N.B. Requests for acceptance must be directed to the chosen CSIR host institution(s), with copy to the CSIR contact person.  This will allow CSIR to monitor requests and offer support or assistance in finding  suitable host institution(s), if necessary;
  • provide evidence of proficiency in English, if medium of education was not English;
  • provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship;
  • not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship;
  • be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.

Submitting your application

  • Applicants should submit the Acceptance Letter from a CSIR institution to CSIR and TWAS when applying or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection.
  • Applications for the TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme can ONLY be submitted to TWAS via the online portal and copy of the submitted application must be sent to CSIR by email. A tutorial on how to use the online application form is available below for download.
  • Please be advised that applicants may apply for only one programme per calendar year in the TWAS and OWSD portfolio. Applicants will not be eligible to visit another institution in that year under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes. One exception: The head of an institution who invites an external scholar to share his/her expertise under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes may still apply for another programme.

Results of the fellowship selection should be available toward the end of 2021 or early 2022, and selected candidates will be able to start their fellowship NO earlier than beginning of 2022.

Contact Details

• TWAS Fellowships Office
ICTP Campus, Strada Costiera 11
34151 Trieste, Italy
Phone: +39 040 2240-314
Fax: +39 040 2240-689
E-mail: [email protected]

Sr. Principal Scientist
International S&T Affairs Directorate (ISTAD)
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
Anusandhan Bhavan, 2, Rafi Marg, New Delhi 110 001
Tel:  +91-11-23316751; Fax: +91-11-23739041
E-mail: [email protected]


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GERDA HENKEL STIFTUNG / Funding Programme Lost Cities

Background Funding Programme “Lost Cities. Perception of and living with abandoned cities in the cultures of the world”

The enormous process of urbanization, which has defined world history for thousands of years in different economic situations and with regional variations, and which is now developing a particular dynamism, has another side to it that initially appears paradoxical – namely the shrinking and entirely abandoned cities, the so-called Lost Cities. Current transformation processes in various parts of the world mean that many of these Lost Citiesare emerging. Nevertheless, the phenomenon is not a new one, but has been a widespread hallmark of urban history since the emergence of urban culture in the fourth century B.C. It has therefore been perceived, reflected on and interpreted in very different ways in the cultural history of urban life. With this finding as a starting point and a goal of placing current problem situations in a greater historical context, the Gerda Henkel Foundation has established a new funding programme for the theme Lost Cities. Perception of and living with abandoned cities in the cultures of the world.


The funding programme is designed to be interdisciplinary and to facilitate projects in which there are varied dimensions to the examination of abandoned cities. At the same time, there should be a focus on causal correlations, both with regard to specific individual cultures and spanning all cultures, and on specifics of place and time. Thus far, such places have emerged for very different reasons, including military destruction, natural disasters, epidemics, environmental pollution, economic collapse, financial speculation, mobility, migration, centralization, deindustrialization, or post-colonial change, to name but a few.

The aim of the programme is to describe the tangible cultures of interpretation, knowledge and perception within these different contexts. Lost Cities are part of a distinct culture of memory, for example, which serves for the negotiation of identities, the preservation of knowledge cultures, the formulation of criticism of progress, or the construction of mythical or sacral topographies as part of a veritable “ruin cult”. On this basis, the focus here should not be on the question of which factors led to the city’s abandonment. Rather, it is the abandoned cities themselves that are of particular interest, as well as the different forms of their interpretation, instrumentalization and coding in various cultures and time frames.

As expert reviewers contribute: Prof. Dr. Martin Zimmermann, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, and Prof. Dr. Andreas Beyer, University of Basel. The Board of Trustees decides on the applications on the basis of a recommendation from the experts and the members of the Academic Advisory Council.



Eligible to apply are post-doctoral researchers based in a university and working in the area of the humanities and the social sciences. Funding can be provided for projects with a thematic focus being addressed by a group of researchers. The Foundation uses the term “group of researchers” to mean associations of at least two researchers actively involved in the project work which is to be funded by means of scholarships from the Foundation and who are carrying out research into the same issues. Applications can only be made for PhD or research scholarships. Applications for a research scholarship by the applicant (project leader) are also possible. A maximum total of three scholarships per group of researchers can be applied for, as well as funds for travel and materials. A fundamental prerequisite for a grant is that project staff conduct their own research, which is published under their name. Other contributors who are not financed by scholarships can also be involved in the project. Scholarship applications made by individual researchers outside of the group are not accepted. The funding programme also provides for the project partners to participate in a public “workshop discussion on Lost Cities” organised by the Foundation.

The Foundation generally accepts applications for research projects made by universities, other research institutes or comparable institutions as well as by one or several Postdocs or scholars with Post Doctoral Lecture Qualification.

The grants for research projects involve, depending on the type of project, the assumption of costs for personnel, travel, materials and/or other costs.

The maximum duration is 36 months.

The applicants must be actively involved in the research work of the project.

Project staff on research projects may only be financed by PhD or research grants. A fundamental prerequisite for a grant is that project staff conduct their own research, which is published under their name. The simultaneous receipt of salary or retirement pension and a research scholarship is not possible. The period of support for Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects can be extended by up to 12 months if the holder becomes a parent during the period covered by the stipend and has an entitlement to maternity or parental leave. Individual arrangements must be discussed with the Foundation’s administrative office.

As part of a research project, the costs incurred of visiting (foreign) scholars can also be financed.

Application Documents

The necessary application documents can be uploaded in the electronic application form.

Proposals will only be accepted in German or English language and should include:

  • description of the research proposal (max. 8 pages) 
    • plus bibliography if necessary (in addition to the max. 8-10 pages)
    • documents printed on one side only, at least font size 11 and line spacing 1.5 
    • please choose a readable font, e.g. Arial 11 pt. or Times New Roman 12 pt. (We kindly ask you to keep to the formal requirements on how to compile application documents)
  • work plan and time schedule, travel itinerary (if needed)
  • detailed cost calculation
    • specific funds being applied for must be precisely defined
    • no college or tuition fees
    • no overhead costs
  • curriculum vitae and list of publications of the applicant(s)
  • if needed, curriculum vitae and list of publications of the proposed project participant(s)
  • if needed, academic certificates of the project participant(s) (Masters, PhD, professorship, etc.; please do not send Bachelor certificates)

If also a scholarship for the applicant is planned:

  • academic certificates of the applicant (Masters, PhD, professorship, etc.; please do not send Bachelor certificates)

Please do not additionally send the documents by email or postal mail.


Application for scholarships as part of a research project

Project staff on research projects may only be financed by PhD or research grants. A fundamental prerequisite for a grant is that project staff conduct their own research, which is published under their name. The period of support for Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects can be extended by up to 12 months if the holder becomes a parent during the period covered by the stipend and has an entitlement to maternity or parental leave. Individual arrangements must be discussed with the Foundation’s administrative office. The following rates apply:

PhD scholarships

Monthly scholarship award: 1,600 euros

Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects with children, will receive a monthly family grant in addition to their scholarship. The family grant is awarded on presentation of the child’s birth certificate and disbursed for children who have not yet turned 18.  

•    for one child: EUR 400
•    each further child: EUR 100

Monthly endowment for scholarships abroad: 400 euros
Travel aid: as required
Material aid: as required

Research Scholarships for Postdocs

Monthly scholarship award: 2,300 euros

Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects with children, will receive a monthly family grant in addition to their scholarship. The family grant is awarded on presentation of the child’s birth certificate and disbursed for children who have not yet turned 18.

•    for one child: EUR 400
•    each further child: EUR 100

Monthly endowment for scholarships abroad: 575 euros
Travel aid: as required
Material aid: as required

Research Scholarships after Post Doctoral Lecture Qualification

Monthly scholarship award: 3,100 euros

As equivalent to the German Habilitation the Foundation accepts positions as „Associate Professor“ or „Full Professor“ / „Distinguished Professor“ (according to the North American university system) and „Senior Lecturer“ or „Reader“/„Professor“ (according to the Commonwealth university system), respectively.

Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects with children, will receive a monthly family grant in addition to their scholarship. The family grant is awarded on presentation of the child’s birth certificate and disbursed for children who have not yet turned 18.

•   for one child: EUR 400
•   each further child: EUR 100

Monthly endowment for scholarships abroad: 775 euros
Travel aid: as required
Material aid: as required

Contracts for work may be awarded for smaller research activities. The Foundation specifies no rates in this regard.


The next application deadline is 12 May 2021.


Electronic Application Form for the Foundation:

1. Please complete the application form in full.

2. The application form can be saved at any time. Using your own personal link, you can return to and edit the form for a period of ten days. However, after this period (10 Days), your data will be deleted from the server.

3. Once you have completed the form, you will receive a short summary, which needs to be confirmed in order to be sent to the Foundation electronically.

4. During the transmission process your data will be sent to the Foundation in electronic form. Confirmation of receipt will be sent to the e-mail address provided in the application.

Please follow these rules when uploading your application files:

  • All documents need to be uploaded as pdf-files.
  • Please do not upload protected PDF documents.
  • A single file may not exceed a file size of 6 MB each.
  • You cannot upload more than one document per upload field.
  • The application can only be sent, if all necessary documents are included.

Please note the following additional information:

  • Your data will be stored by the Gerda Henkel Foundation for the purpose of processing your application and will not be passed on to third parties.
  • The Gerda Henkel Foundation will be happy to provide you with information about the data that we have stored on your person at any time. If so required, personal data can be changed or deleted.
  • This form may only be used to make an application to the Gerda Henkel Foundation. The Foundation reserves the right to delete application data without prior notification, if necessary.

Publishing Aid

Publishing aid is currently only awarded to especially successful projects already being supported by the Foundation. Please include the following documents:

  • A two-page summary of the academic merit and innovativeness of the monograph/collection
  • A cost calculation by the publishing house
  • The manuscript on which the calculations have been made (digital).

A copy of the (preliminary) PhD certificate should be included in proposals submitted for the publication of PhD theses supported by the Gerda Henkel Foundation.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

List of sponsored projects


Prof. Dr. Joseph Heathcott
(New York, USA)

Life in the Rust Archipelago: Natural and Human Ecologies after Capital Flight

Dr. Natalia Moragas / Dr. Alessandra Pecci (Barcelona, Spanien)Living in the ruins of the city of Teotihuacan (MexicoLiving in the ruins of the city of Teotihuacan (Mexico)

Dr. Khodadad Rezakhani (Princeton, USA)A City of Many Cities: Ctesiphon, Baghdad, and the Memory of an Abandoned Past in Late Antique and Early Islamic Iraq


Dr. Stephanie Döpper (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) / PD Dr. Thomas Schmidt-Lux (Leipzig, Germany) / Dr. Birgit Mershen (Bochum, Germany)
Die verlassenen Lehmziegelsiedlungen des Zentraloman: Zwischen Verklärung und Vernachlässigung

Prof. Dr. Daniel Monterescu (Budapest, Hungary)
Cities Lost and Found: The Social Life of Ruins in Israel/Palestine, 1882 to the Present

Prof. Dr. Henny Piezonka (Kiel, Germany) / Dr. Sampildonov Chuluun(Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia) / Prof. Dr. Martin Oczipka (Dresden, Germany) / Dr. Birte Ahrens (Kiel, Germany)
Abandoned cities in the steppe: Roles and perception of Early Modern religious and military centres in Nomadic Mongolia

Prof. Dr. Karen Radner / Dr. Jamie Novotny (München, Germany)
Living Among Ruins: The Experience of Urban Abandonment in Babylonia

Dr. Julian Schreyer (Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany) / Dr. Felix Henke (München, Germany)
Spuren von Städten. Formen des Umgangs mit deurbanisierten Räumen der frühen Kaiserzeit

Prof. Dr. Magdalena Waligorska (Bremen, Germany)
Mapping the Archipelago of Lost Towns: Post-Holocaust Urban Lacunae in the Polish-Belarusian-Ukrainian Borderlands

Important note on submitting applications

Please take a look at the information provided in this section and under General References. We would of course be happy to assist you should you have any further questions.

Call for Applications: Eight AiE Fellowships at the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin and the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) in Essen



Academy in Exile invites scholars at risk to apply for 24-month fellowships at the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin and the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI) in Essen. Eligible are scholars from any country, who have a PhD in the humanities, social sciences, or law, and who are at risk because of their academic work and/or civic engagement in human rights, democracy, and the pursuit of academic freedom. Academy in Exile fellow- ships provide scholars with the opportunity to reestablish their scholarship in Germany and to work on their own research project in a multidisciplinary environment. Fellows contribute to the research agenda and intellectual profile of Academy in Exile and participate in affiliated research projects.

Created in 2017, Academy in Exile preserves and cultivates critical scholarship that is threat- ened or de-legitimized in countries across the globe. Academy in Exile is a consortium of the Turkish Studies Department at the University Duisburg-Essen, the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut (Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities / KWI) in Essen, the Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien, and the Freie Universität Berlin. To date, Academy in Exile has supported 47 scholars at risk with long-term fellowships, emergency stipends, and guest professorships.

The eight new fellows, funded by a grant from the Volkswagen Foundation, will be affiliated either with the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin or KWI in Essen. Applications will be evaluated according to academic merit, risk assessment, and suitability for the research programs at the Forum and the KWI, as well as the programs of the Academy in Exile.

Barring delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, fellowships may start as early as July 2021. The monthly stipend amounts to 2,500 EUR. In addition, Academy in Exile covers the cost of health insurance.

Please submit your application by 15 March 2021 in the following order:

  • —  completed applicant information form (Available for download here)
  • —  a letter that explains your motivation for applying to AiE, including the currentcircumstances of your risk and/or exile status. Please include a short rationale if you prefer to be affiliated with the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut in Essen or the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin. No proof or letter from a third party is required. However, if you are registered with Scholars at Risk Network, IIE-Scholar Rescue Fund or CARA, please indicate so in your letter;
  • —  a three-page research proposal;
  • —  an updated curriculum vitae with a list of publications;
  • —  a published journal article or chapter.

Please submit your application to [email protected] as one PDF and name the file as follows: surname_first name. All applications will be dealt with in strict confidentiality. Encrypted communication will be used at the applicant’s request.

For more information visit:

Academy in Exile is a consortium of

The Turkish Studies Department at the Universität Duisburg-Essen. Its multiple disciplines and research areas reflect the multilingualism and ethnic and religious plurality of Turkey and Germany. The Turkish Studies Department constitutes the largest department of its kind outside of Turkey and offers a degree program that is unique in Germany. The department initiated theAcademy in Exile in order to foster internationalization and protect knowledge at risk.

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien promotes the internationalization of research in the humanities and social sciences. It provides scope for exchange, debate, and communication across national, regional or cultural borderlines. In cooperation with universities and research institutes in and outside of Berlin, the Forum appoints Fellows from all over the world, develops formats of transregional communication, and engages in research programs and initiatives that examine contemporary questions in a comparative and inclusive manner. The Forum currently engages in the research programs: Europe in the Middle East— the Middle East in Europe (EUME), Prisma Ukraïna: Research Network Eastern Europe, and re:constitution – Exchange and Analysis on Democracy and the Rule of Law in Europe. It is part of the consortium of EUTIM: Europäische Zeiten / European Times – A Transregional Approach to the Societies of Central and Eastern Europe, MECAM: Merian Centre for Advanced Studies in the Maghreb, and a founding member of the Academy in Exile.

The KWI (Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut / Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities) is an interdisciplinary research center following the tradition of international Institutes for Advanced Study. In its role as an inter-university institution connecting the Ruhr University Bochum, the TU Dortmund University, and the University of Duisburg-Essen, the institute cooperates with researchers and scientists from its neighboring universities as well as other partners from the federal state NRW and places in and outside of Germany. Within the Ruhr area, the KWI is a place to share and discuss the questions and findings of ambitious research with interested parties from the city and the greater region.

The Freie Universität Berlin is among the leading universities in Germany and joined the Academy in Exile consortium as part of its efforts to support scholars at risk. It hosts Academy in Exile’s Critical Thinking Residency Program. While pursuing independent research, AiE fellows at the Freie Universität also participate in public lectures and workshops to evaluate the history of critical thinking, its relationship to policies of higher education, and its renewed relevance today. As a distinctive feature of this program, fellows contribute to a teaching- across-borders initiative and are encouraged to join existing affiliated research projects. Freie Universität Berlin was the first German university to join the Scholars at Risk program and also hosts the transnational mentoring program, Academics in Solidarity.

Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung / Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology is one of the leading centres for research in social anthropology. Common to all research projects at the Max Planck Institute is the comparative analysis of social change; it is primarily in this domain that its researchers contribute to anthropological theory, though many programmes also have applied significance and political topicality. 

The Department “Anthropology of Economic Experimentation” invites 

Visiting Fellows (f/m/d).

Visitors should have research or work experiences related to economic anthropology, and have intellectual interest in research agendas of the Department ( Our research themes will be constantly evolving, and your ideas could play an important part in shaping our agendas.

The fellowship is open to all social science disciplines from the academic community and beyond, and to all levels of seniority, from PhD students to full professors. A fellowship typically lasts between one and six months. During this period, the Institute provides a monthly living stipend varying according to the visitor’s seniority and contributions. Furthermore, fellows will have full access to the Institute facilities. You are expected to provide one or more seminar presentation to reflect on a foundational theory, concept, idiom or ethnographic case in economic anthropology. You are also requested to lead a reading group discussion on a related topic. Members in the Department may approach you for advices on questions related to your expertise.

If a physical visit to the institute proves difficult due to COVID-19 conditions, we recommend a virtual visit arrangement. The virtual visit gives you access to MPI resources and allows you to participate in activities online. 

If physical travel takes place, we will cover the cost of one round trip from your home place to Halle and assist you to find a local accommodation.

The Max Planck Society strives to ensure gender equality and diversity.

Application procedure
Those interested are asked to submit the following materials:

  • CV including a list of publications 
  • a two-page statement about your plan during the fellowship. We are especially interested in learning what conceptual contributions your ongoing research aims at. For instance, your work may deepen our understanding about competition, hierarchy, or rethink the meanings of distribution and mediation, or reinterpret the division of the spheres of exchange and the dynamics underpinning the kula ring. 
  • indication of the starting and ending time, and whether you wish to visit physically or virtually 
  • a recommendation letter from the principal supervisor for currently enrolled PhD students

Please submit your application materials electronically by following the link for vacancies on our homepage (under ‘Career’), or by going directly to the online application form using the link below.

There is no fixed deadline for applications. You can apply anytime. However, the application must be submitted at least four months before your planned starting date. We will inform you about the outcome within six weeks after receiving your application.

We look forward to receiving your completed online application

Einstein Guest Researchers and Einstein Junior Scholars to foster academic freedom

Application Deadline

Applications can be submitted until 31 March 2021.


Dr. Julio Decker

Grants advisory and Processing

T: +49(0)30 20370–403

Markus Rackow

Grants advisory and Processing
T: +49(0)30 20370–261

Before submitting your application to the Einstein Foundation, please get in touch with the respective contact persons at your university of choice as well:

Freie Universität Berlin:
Dr. Claudia Niggebrügge

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin:
Dr. Christoph Raiser

Technische Universität Berlin:
Dr. Stefan Schlelein

Universität der Künste Berlin:
Mandy Heinze

Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin:
Kerstin Dlab


The Einstein Foundation is committed to fostering academic freedom and international collaboration. Two special programmes (EINSTEIN JUNIOR SCHOLARS and EINSTEIN GUEST RESEARCHERS) are offered on a temporary basis in order to reach this objective and to enable international researchers and scientists who are experiencing constraints in their work to come to Berlin for two years to pursue their research without undue restrictions or threats. First and foremost the programmes are intended to support scientists and researchers from regions of conflict. Furthermore, they are directed at researchers and scientists from regions that experience subtle or direct restrictions of research, and who look for opportunities to return, migrate or cooperate with countries offering a work environment free of constraints. At the same time these programmes strengthen Berlin’s image as a tolerant and open city that offers researchers the environment to work on their research questions unhampered. The programmes are future-oriented; the Foundation expects the candidates to be integrated into a productive environment in Berlin and to be given the chance to develop their potential and to advance their scientific qualification. Given good reasons and in exceptional cases “Einstein Guest Researchers“ can also be supported as “Einstein Guest Professors“.


The following institutions are eligible to apply: Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Universität der Künste Berlin and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. 


The Einstein Foundation seeks to foster academic freedom and international collaboration through two new and temporary funding schemes as mentioned above: EINSTEIN JUNIOR SCHOLARS and EINSTEIN GUEST RESEARCHERS. Both programmes combine and are based upon existing and well-proven funding schemes of the Einstein Foundation, with the exception that the funding period is limited to maximally two
years and the eligible institutions can hand in applications independently of any deadlines.

International scientists or researchers who are at an earlier stage of their careers (doctorate gained no longer than four to five years ago at the time of application) and whose productive stay outside of their home country does not exceed four years (times of fleeing not included) can be funded as EINSTEIN JUNIOR SCHOLARS.

Scientists or researchers further advanced in their career path (doctorate gained at least more than four to five years ago at the time of application) whose academic freedom is impaired and whose productive stay outside of their home country does not exceed four years (times of fleeing not included) can apply for EINSTEIN GUEST RESEARCHERS.

Both programmes also allow to seek subsequent funding in cases where the candidate already receives support through the Philipp-Schwartz-Initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation as long as the grantees do not exceed the four-year limit. 

Funding for the scientist/researcher can be requested in the form of a scholarship – depending on the academic career level and regulation of the university, however, maximally to the amount of 2,100 € per month without financing of additional costs – or in the form of a position paid, in general, according to TV-L E 13. In addition, other project-related funds can be applied for (up to 15,000 € for the entire funding period). In the case of five or more individual grantees who form or work in a thematically homogenous research group the additional 15,000 € per grantee can be pooled to fund a coordinating position to facilitate the integration of and network among the grant holders.


The maximum funding period is 24 months. Funds are provided by the state of Berlin which has not yet announced officially that the programme will be continued beyond the end of 2021. According to present knowledge, however, such a continuation is highly likely.


The eligible institutions can apply for Einstein Guest Researchers and Einstein Junior Scholars with the publication of this programme information. Aside from justifying the choice for the proposed candidate the applications should illustrate the potential candidate’s contribution to the strategic development of Berlin as a research location. As a core element each application must further include a realistic assessment of the candidate’s scientific achievements (e.g. a list of internationally visible publications based on own research in English language, experience in international collaboration), of his chance of integration (e.g. based on the fit of his/her expertise, his/her command of the English or other relevant language) and his/her career outlook. A re-application is only permitted in exceptional cases.


The approved funds may only be drawn through the university or Charité in accordance with the regulations on third-party funding.

Fellow, Berlin Potsdam Resaerch Group “International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?”

  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY: Berlin Potsdam Research Group &amp;quot; The International Rule of Law- Rise or Decline?&amp;quot; 
  • RESEARCH FIELD: Juridical sciences › International law
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE: First Stage Researcher (R1) 
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15/03/2021 23:00 – Europe/Brussels 
  • LOCATION: Germany › Berlin 
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT: Temporary 
  • JOB STATUS: Full-time 
  • OFFER STARTING DATE: 01/07/2021


Position: 1 Fellowship in International Law, International Relations or Political Philosophy

Duration: 12-24 months fellowship starting on 1 July 2021 or at a later date

Deadline for Applications: 15 March 2021

The Berlin Potsdam Research Group “The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?” invites applications for a Fellowship starting on 1 July 2021 or at a later mutually agreed date.


The Research Group examines the role of international law in a changing global order. It assumes that a systemically relevant crisis of international law of unusual proportions is currently taking place which requires a reassessment of the state and role of the international legal order. It focuses on the type of international law that we may currently see emerging. Developments in recent years give rise to the question whether the move towards an international rule of law has lost momentum. Inter-state crises in different parts of the world display renewed thinking in terms of geopolitical spheres of influence. Collective efforts to address global issues through universal international law meet difficulties. Can we, under current conditions, still observe a legalization of international relations based on a universal understanding of values, or are we witnessing a tendency towards an informalization or a reformalization of international law, or even an erosion of international legal norms? Or are we simply observing a slump in the development towards an international rule of law based on a universal understanding of values?

The Research Group consists of public international lawyers – Heike Krieger (Freie Universität Berlin) and Andreas Zimmermann (Universität Potsdam) – political scientists Andrew Hurrell (Oxford University, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin) and Andrea Liese (Universität Potsdam), as well as the political philosopher Stefan Gosepath (Freie Universität Berlin). The working language of the group is English.

More information can be found via

The Position

This is a fixed-term position for a period of 12 months which may be extended by up to a further year. The fellow will work at Freie Universität Berlin and co-operate with the group’s senior researchers and participate in the academic exchange of the Research Group. The fellow is expected to complete a peer-reviewed publication project during the fellowship.

A monthly stipend of 2500,00 Euro plus a roundtrip (economy) is attached to the position from which all costs will have to be covered.


The Fellowship is designed for applicants worldwide with a doctorate in international law, international relations or political philosophy. The proposed projects should relate to the Group’s area of research. Applicants should have completed their PhD before joining the group and should not have pursued more than 2 years of postdoctoral research. Candidates from outside Europe are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants are not expected to speak German.


Applicants should submit:

– a curriculum vitae including transcripts of degrees awarded and a list of publications;

– a description of current research and of a project to be pursued during the first year of the Fellowship (no more than 1000 words);

– a summary of the candidate’s doctoral thesis;

– two letters of recommendation.

More Information

Araştırma Bursu Çağrısı- Call from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh)


The Research Committee (Special Account for Research Funds) of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in the framework of the project “Scholarship grant for a researcher at risk” funded by the Research Committee and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, with Academic Head, Assoc. Prof. Alexandros Triantafyllidis, invites candidates to submit application for one research position for an at risk (*as defined below) highly skilled scientist (through a scholarship grant), for 12 months with a total anticipated remuneration 14.400 euro starting in April 2021 or as soon as the selected candidate can get a travel visa (in case they reside outside Greece).

* The call is addressed to non-Greek citizens in one of the following positions:
1. Possession of refugee status in Greece or in another EU member state,
2. Recognition of subsidiary protection status in Greece or in another EU member state,
3. Presentation of an official request for the recognition of the refugee status or of subsidiary protection status in Greece or in another European Union member state, and recognition as an ‘at-risk scholar’ by Scholars at Risk (SAR-status),
4. Residing in Greece or in another EU member state and already identified as ‘at-risk scholar’ by Scholars at Risk,
5. Living in a non-EU country and already identified as an ‘at-risk scholar’ by SAR,
6. Currently at risk in their home country due to the content of their work or to the ideas they have openly expressed; and already identified/or in the process to be identified as an ‘at-risk scholar’ by SAR.

1. Job Description

The successful candidate will conduct research in Aristotle University’s premises under the mentorship of a Faculty member in any of the Schools of the University.
The hosting period will give the scholar the experience of a European research and training institute and strengthen research collaboration.

2. Required Qualifications

  • Proof of at-risk situation, as described above
  • Doctoral (Phd) Degree in any of the subject areas available at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Good knowledge of the English language (B2 Level)
  • Brief Research Proposal (up to 1000 words in English) which should include:o Research objectives
    o Methodology and implementation
    o Scientific and/or social impact
    o Impact on the career prospects of the candidate
  • Invitation/letter of intent from an AUTh Faculty member working in the same field/subject area which should include (a) the reasons for proposing the candidate researcher and (b) his/her commitment to:o Host the researcher in his/her School or Laboratory in AUTh’ s premises
    o Supervise/work together with the selected researcher in the proposed research project o Submit an Evaluation Report upon completion of the scholarship

3. Additional Qualification

  • Announcements in conferences relevant to their field of expertise
  • Publications in scientific journals relevant to their field of expertise

Documents Required:

  1. Application Form (see appendix)
  2. Invitation/letter of intent from an AUTh Faculty member
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Copies of the degrees and certifications mentioned in the CV and are relevant to the qualifications.


  1. 2  Publications (per publication) – 5 max 20
  2. 3  Announcements (per announcement) – 10 max 10


(Alternative types of proof may be considered).

Applications should be submitted via post to the following address Dept.of Genetics, Development and Molecular Biology, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 7th floor, AUTh Campus, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece or electronically at: [email protected] no later than the 26/03/2021 at 12:00, (Applications will be attributed a reference number).page2image1014592

For more information and questions regarding the position, candidates may refer to +302310- 997332 or electronically at [email protected] For information regarding the application procedure candidates may refer to phone numbers +302310- 994009, 994082, 994022.

Submitted proposals will be evaluated by a three-member Evaluation Committee based on the requirements/provisions of the call.

Objections to the evaluation results should be submitted within a period of five working (5) days (counting from the next of the announcement date) to the following address: Research Committee AUTh (3rd September Str. – University Campus 546 36 THESSALONIKI – GREECE).

The candidates should be informed of the evaluation results from the Research Committee website:

The candidate who wishes to submit an objection to the result (decision to accept results) is entitled to recourse (either physically or by post) to the Special Account of Research Authorities of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (KEDEA Building, 3 September – Thessaloniki, Postal Code: 54636, 1st floor, Office 101) within five (5) working days from the day following the posting of the decision to accept results on the website of the ELKE Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The candidate has the obligation to be informed about the posting of the results from the website of ELKE, in the online posting of this invitation. It should be noted that applicants are entitled to have access to the details of the individual application file and the assessment and evaluation papers of their own and of their other co-candidates, upon written request within five (5) working days of the day following announcement of the results on the ELKE website and under the conditions of articles 5 of Law 2690/1999 and 5 par. e ‘of Law 2472/1997. Where specific data categories are included, they are only granted under the General Data Protection Regulations and other applicable provisions.page3image922496page3image924032


  1. From all the applications submitted, according to the above specifications, the one that best meets the project’s requirements will be selected and awarded a scholarship grant.
  2. Only applications submitted within the period mentioned above will be considered. In case of postal submission, the Research Committee of AUTh will not bear any responsibility for the submission time or the content of the files that will be sent.
  3. Changes to the application (replacements, corrections or submission of additional documents) are not allowed after the expiration of the deadline.
  4. It should be noted that the invitation for awarding scholarship grants in the framework of the project is not a competitive tendering procedure, while the potential selection of counterparties should be interpreted as an acceptance of a proposal for hiring and not as “hiring”. The aforementioned process will be completed with the announcement of a ranking list, while those candidates selected will be personally notified. In case of a tie, the candidate whose application has a) the longest experience, b) the greatest bachelor’s degree mark, or c) the greatest master’s degree mark, will be selected.
  5. Any submitted candidacy that does not meet the criteria of the call will not be examined any further and will be automatically rejected.
  6. Throughout the duration of the project it is possible that the selected candidate(s) may be replaced, if necessary, by other candidate(s) of the present call and in accordance with the ranking list.
  7. This call for expression of interest does not, under any circumstances, bind the Research Committee of AUTh to establish cooperation with stakeholders and does not create any labor claims. The Research Committee of AUTh reserves the right to select the candidate, and it remains in the Committee’s full discretion to conclude or not the relevant contracts, excluding any claim by the candidates.
  8. The work contract awarded shall comply with the general and specific guidelines of the funding mechanism.
  9. For candidates, language knowledge shall be certified according to Article 1 of Presidential Decree 146/2007 “Modification of provisions of Presidential Decree 50/2001 Defining qualifications for the appointments of posts in the public sector” (Official Gazette 185/3.8.2007/Issue A’), in conjunction with the last passage of paragraph 1 of Article 1 of the Presidential Decree 116/2006 “Amendment of Article 28 of Presidential Decree 50/2001” (Official Gazette 115/9.6.2006/Issue A’). For foreign candidates, there shall be equivalent language skills verification.
  10. For candidates, computer skills shall be certified according to the Article 27 par.6 of Presidential Decree 50/2001”Defining qualifications for the appointments of posts in the public sector” (Official Gazette 39/5.3.2001/Issue A’, 24/30.01.2013 /Issue A’ and 63/9.3.2005/Issue A’).
  11. Foreign documents must be accompanied by photocopies of their official translation into the Greek language.
  12. It should be noted that the work assignment to candidates employeed in the Public Sector, in Public and Private Bodies, etc. is subject to the provisions of paragraph 14 of Article 12 of YAKED 110427/EYTHY1020/01.11.2016

The President of the Research Committee

Efstratios A. Stylianidis
Vice Rector Research and Lifelong Learning AUTH


(with consequences of law on false/inaccurate statement)

Last Name : ………………………………………………. First Name: ………………………………………………..
Degree (or Diploma:) ………………………………Final Degree (numerically, approach 2 decimal): …………… Year of Birth: …………… Place of Birth: ………………………… Prefecture: ……………………………………… Father’s Name and surname: ……………………………………………………………………………………………. Mother’s Name and surname:: ……………………………………………………………………………………………. Address of residence: Street ……………… Number….. Post code …….. City …………….Telephone.: ……… Address of work: Street …………………. Number….. Post code …….. City …………….Telephone.:………….. Mobile phone : ……………………….. e-mail: ……………………………………..Passport Number:……………..

Please note in this proposal – statement and outside of the postal file the following (To be completed by the candidate):

The protocol number of this callpage5image912640page5image912448

Date : ___/___/______

Find attached : 1. 2.

*Incomplete filling of the proposal – statement constitutes a criterion for exclusion

APN Individual Research Fellowships: Supporting independent African research and its integration into regional and global policy communities


Request for Proposals

The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites research fellowship applications from African researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peacebuilding issues at universities and research institutions; or regional, governmental, and nongovernmental agencies or organizations in Africa.

About the Individual Research Fellowships Program

A core component of the APN, the Individual Research Fellowships (IRF) program is a vehicle for enhancing the quality and visibility of independent African peacebuilding research both regionally and globally, while making peacebuilding knowledge accessible to key policymakers and research centers of excellence in Africa and around the world. Fellowship recipients produce research-based knowledge that is relevant to, and has a significant impact on, peacebuilding scholarship, policy, and practice on the continent. For its part, the APN works toward inserting the evidence-based knowledge that fellowship award recipients produce into regional and global debates and policies focusing on peacebuilding. The program also strives to build a highly visible and active network of African scholars and practitioners capable of projecting African perspectives and voices onto global discourses and practices of peacebuilding.

Support is available for research and analysis on the following issues:

  • Root causes of, and emerging trajectories of violent conflict;
  • Natural Resource Conflict;
  • Geopolitics and histories of conflict and peace;
  • Minorities, under-represented groups, and the social dynamics of conflict and peace;
  • Theory and practice of conflict mediation;
  • Resilience, conflict prevention and transformation;
  • State and non-state armed actors, transnational crime, extremism, displacement and migration;
  • Post-conflict elections, democratization, governance and economic reconstruction;
  • Statebuilding, including state-society relations and state reconstruction;
  • Transitional justice, reconciliation, and peace;
  • The economic and financial dimensions of conflict, peacekeeping, and peace support operations;
  • Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and peacebuilding;
  • UN-AU-REC Partnerships and Peace Support Operations;
  • Digital media, technology, and peace;
  • Cultures, media, and art(s) of peace;
  • Gender, youth and peacebuilding;
  • Water conflict and peace;
  • Public health, post-conflict development, peace, and security;
  • Prevention of mass atrocities; and
  • Covid-19, conflict, peace and development

Fellowships are awarded on a competitive, peer-reviewed basis and are intended to support six months of field-based research, from June 2021 to December 2021. Up to seventeen (17) individual fellowships of a maximum of $15,000 each will be awarded. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

During the fellowship period, recipients are required to participate in two mandatory workshops organized by the APN. These workshops will provide opportunities to refine recipients’ research designs, focus and methods; present findings; explore ways to make their work more accessible through publications and other means to multiple peacebuilding constituencies; networking, and developing constructive working relationships with other fellows, senior academic, and practitioner facilitators.

Fellows are also strongly encouraged to contribute to the APN’s Working Paper and Policy Briefing Note series, as well as to the program’s digital forums and social media platforms (Kujenga Amani, Facebook, and Twitter).

Research Fellowships Proposals

The APN is interested in innovative field-based projects that demonstrate strong potential for high-quality research and analysis, which in turn can inform practical action on peacebuilding and/or facilitate inter-regional collaboration and networking among African researchers and practitioners.

Proposals should clearly describe research objectives and significance, with alignment between research questions and goals and research design/methods. Proposals should also demonstrate knowledge of the research subject and relevant literature, and address the feasibility of proposed research activities, including a timeline for project completion. Applicants should also discuss the likely relevance of the proposed research to current knowledge on peacebuilding practice and policy and situate it within existing literature. We strongly encourage the inclusion of a brief, but realistic, budget outline, keeping within the allotted amount for the fellowship and fitting appropriately within a six-month project and the page limit required.


All applicants must be African citizens currently residing in an African country. This competition is open to African academics, as well as policy analysts and practitioners.

Applicants who are academics must hold a faculty or research position at an African university or research organization, and have a PhD obtained no earlier than January 2011.

Applicants who are policy analysts or practitioners must be based in Africa at a regional or sub-regional institution; a government agency; or a nongovernmental, media, or civil society organization, and have at least a master’s degree obtained before January 2016, with at least five years of proven research and work experience in peacebuilding-related activities on the continent.

Application Process

All applications must be uploaded through our online portal


  • Completed Application Form
  • Research Proposal & Bibliography
  • Expected Publication(s)
  • Current CV
  • Proposed Research Timeline
  • Proposed Research Budget
  • Two Reference Letters
  • Language Evaluation(s) (if required)

If you encounter any difficulties accessing the online portal, please contact APN staff at [email protected], or by telephone at (+1) 718-517-3669.

Frequently Asked Questions.

All materials must be submitted no later than 11:59pm (EST) on February 1, 2021.