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|Titel||Visiting Fellowships 2011-12 (London)|
|Beschreibung||Visiting Fellowships 2011-12
Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies
School of Advanced Study, University of London
The Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies [IGRS] offers both stipendiary and non-stipendiary Visiting Fellowships (for postdoctoral and advanced academics) and Junior Visiting Fellowships (for doctoral students) in the academic year 2011-12.
The IGRS was established in 2004 with the merger of the Institute of Germanic Studies (founded 1950) and the Institute of Romance Studies (founded 1989). It is one of the ten Institutes of the University of London's School of Advanced Study. Its purpose is to promote and facilitate the study of the cultures of countries speaking French, German, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese across all the disciplines of the humanities. It runs seminars, conferences, guest lectures, research degrees and research training, publication series, a journal and fellowships within these fields.
The IGRS has four Research Centres:
· The Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory;
· The Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing;
· The Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature;
· The Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies.
IGRS Visiting Fellowships are open to researchers of any nationality wishing to benefit from a central London base, staying from two weeks to a year. Fellows are offered shared office space with wifi access plus photocopying and computer facilities, free access to IGRS events and a Senate House library card for the period of their stay. IGRS Junior Visiting Fellows are, in addition, invited to attend IGRS research training seminars and any other activities specific to postgraduates.
All Visiting Fellows of the Institute are expected to complete a brief report on the research undertaken during their stay; to give, if time in London allows it, a seminar as part of the IGRS Work-in-Progress seminar series, and to contribute a recent, normally unpublished piece of work to our e-repository, SAS-Space. Fellows in receipt of external funding who come for over a month are asked to pay a bench-fee of £100 per month.
In addition to the deadlines below, applications for non-stipendiary Visiting Fellowships may be considered at other times of the year by the same application method.
From 2010-11 Fellowships will be held within the four Research Centres:
· The CCM Fellowship in Cultural Memory;
· The CCWW Fellowship in Contemporary Women’s Writing;
· The IBC Fellowship in Austrian Literature; and
· The Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller Fellowship in Exile Studies (which is a stipendiary fellowship – see details below)
Please indicate on your application whether you are interested in applying for a named fellowship.
HOW TO APPLY
Unless otherwise specified below, application is by email to the Director, Professor Naomi Segal (email@example.com), sending a curriculum vitae, a research proposal of 1000-2000 words, and the dates of your intended visit; you are asked to arrange for one reference to be sent at the same time. Your application will be considered by the Institute’s Advisory Council and you will be advised of the decision two months after the closing date.
Closing dates for application: 5 November 2010 and 5 May 2011
Visiting Fellowships are available in all the fields of research covered by the IGRS, as well as in interdisciplinary domains touching on the humanities. We particularly welcome applications in comparative and cultural studies.
The Institute's academic staff specialise in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, cultural studies, German philosophy, the history of ideas and comparative studies: the city (especially Berlin, Trieste), borders, the body, psychoanalysis, gender and sexuality, feminism, women's writing, Jewish writing, exile writing and children's literature. Further details of their research can be found at http://igrs.sas.ac.uk/staff.html.
Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller Visiting Fellowships
Endowed by a generous bequest from the estate of Martin Miller and Hannah Norbert-Miller, these Fellowships are for researchers in the field of German-speaking exile in the UK and are open to applicants from the UK and overseas. Candidates should have completed their doctorate and have a strong publications record. The award in 2011-12 is £1,000 per month for up to three months. Shorter visits of one or two months may also be applied for.
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates should send their curriculum vitae and covering letter, with details of the research project to be undertaken at the Institute (ca. 1000 words) and intended dates of the visit, to Jane Lewin (firstname.lastname@example.org). Candidates should also arrange for two academic references to be sent direct to Jane Lewin by the closing date; these may be sent as email attachments.
Closing date for applications: 30 April 2011
Sylvia Naish Fellowships
Endowed by the generosity of Sylvia Naish, three Visiting Fellowships are offered annually to candidates wishing to use the resources of the Germanic Studies Library for research in the field of Germanic studies. For details, see http://igrs.sas.ac.uk/research-and-fellowships/fellowships-and-scholarships/fellowships-in-germanic-studies.html.
· Sylvia Naish Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers domiciled in a German-speaking country: up to £2000 for up to two months;
· Sylvia Naish Postdoctoral Fellowship for researchers domiciled in the UK: up to £1000 for up to one month;
· Sylvia Naish Postgraduate Fellowship for research students in their 2nd or 3rd year of study: up to £1000 for up to one month.
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates should send their curriculum vitae and covering letter, with their research proposal and intended dates of the visit, to Dr Godela Weiss-Sussex (email@example.com). Candidates should also arrange for two academic references to be sent direct to Godela Weiss-Sussex by the closing date; these may be sent as email attachments.
Closing date for applications: 1 March 2011
Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies
University of London School of Advanced Study
Room ST 272, Senate House
Malet Street, GB- London WC1E 7HU
Telephone 0044 (0)20 7862 8966
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