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Early Career Fellowships 2016-17

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The Lichtenberg-Kolleg, the Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, invites applications for up to

4 Early Career Fellowships

Opening its doors in 1737 Göttingen quickly established itself as one of Europe's leading Enlightenment universities. Named after one of the most important and versatile representatives of the Göttingen Enlightenment, the Lichtenberg-Kolleg is an interdisciplinary research institute with a strong focus not only on the Enlightenment(s), but also on "bridges" between the human and natural sciences and the history of political thought.

For the period March 2016 to July 2017 we are inviting early career scholars to join one of the research groups for the study of either:

  • Globalising the Enlightenment: Knowledge, Culture, Travel, Exchange and Collections (1 Fellowship), or:

  • European Intellectual History / History of Political Thought (2 Fellowships), or:

  • Primate Cognition: Philosophical, Linguistic, and Historical Perspectives (1 Fellowship).

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favoured.

All Fellowships are open to candidates who have received a doctorate within the last 6 years.

Deadline for applications: 7th January 2016.

For further particulars please see here.
For more information on the research groups see here.

georg christoph lichtenberg

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Lichtenberg-Kolleg - Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Geismar Landstraße 11
37083 Göttingen

Tel. +49 551 39-10623