Call for Applications: EUME Fellowships 2021/2022


The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien invites researchers to apply for up to 5 postdoctoral fellowships for the academic year 2021/2022 for the research program "Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe" (EUME)

EUME seeks to rethink key concepts and premises that link and divide Europe and the Middle East. The program draws on the international expertise of a growing network of scholars in and outside of Germany and is embedded in university and extra-university research institutions in and outside of Berlin. EUME supports historical-critical philology, rigorous engagement with the literatures of the Middle East and their histories, the social history and life of cities and the study of Middle Eastern political and philosophical thought as central fields of research not only for area or cultural studies, but also for European intellectual history and other academic disciplines. The program explores modernity as a historical space and conceptual frame. EUME is interested in questions relating to ongoing transformation processes in Europe and the Middle East, in re-imaginations of the past and present that contribute to free, pluralistic, and just societies.

The fellowships are intended primarily for scholars in the humanities and social sciences who want to carry out their research projects in connection with the Berlin program. Applicants should be at the postdoctoral level and should have obtained their doctorate within the last seven years. Fellows gain the opportunity to pursue research projects of their own choice within the framework of EUME. 

The fellowships start on October 1, 2021 and will end on July 31, 2022. Postdoctoral fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 2,500 € plus supplements depending on their personal situation. Fellows are obliged to work in Berlin and to help shape the seminars and working discussions related to their research field. 

Please upload the following documents by January 6, 2021 to the online application platform of the Forum Transregionale Studien:

  • a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a project description (no longer than 5 pages), stating what the scholar will work on in Berlin if granted a fellowship, and
  • the names of two university faculty members who can serve as referees (no letters of recommendation required).


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