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Senior Fellowships
Research Fellowships
General Criteria of Evaluation for Senior and Research Fellowship
Junior Fellowships
Cooperations


Senior Fellowships

are designed to support excellent scholars, who are well advanced in their academic careers. Qualified scholars are eligible without regard to nationality, institutional, or departmental affiliation; although preference is given to applicants of international repute who have published significant papers in recognized refereed journals and books that establish the author as a leading expert in his/her academic field.

Duration and funding:

Senior Fellowships will be granted for one academic semester (1 October - 31 January or 1 March - 30 June). Fellowships entail a monthly stipend of € 2.325,-- (€ 75,-- per day), office space at the IFK equipped with electronic facilities including internet access as well as one-time travel costs to and from Vienna and free accommodation in a studio apartment (35 m2). The IFK will not contribute to retirement or health benefits.

Research Fellowships

are designed to support post-doctoral scholars early in their careers. Applicants must have a Doctorate or a Ph.D. at the time of application. Qualified scholars are eligible without regard to nationality, institutional, or departmental affiliation; although preference is given to qualified Austrian applicants.

Duration and funding:

Research Fellowships will be granted for one academic semester (1 October - 31 January or 1 March - 30 June). Fellowships entail a monthly stipend of max. € 2.325,-- (€ 75,-- per day), office space at the IFK equipped with electronic facilities including internet access as well as one-time travel costs to and from Vienna and free accommodation in a studio apartment (35 m2). The IFK will not contribute to retirement or health benefits.

General Criteria of Evaluation for Senior and Research Fellowships:

A thematic link to the IFK's current research focus "Cultures of Evidence. Reality in the Cultural Sciences" is desired but not a prerequisite for application. The IFK will also accept "independent" projects within the realm of culture studies and humanities unrelated to the present research foci. Applications may be submitted either in English or German. Applications will be peer-reviewed by the IFK's International Academic Advisory Board. A final decision will be taken in regard to the requirements of the yearly scholarly program. The Board looks for four essential features in fellowship proposals:
  • a well-defined and innovative research question
  • a clear definition of the uniqueness of the work and/or the significance of the research to important theoretical and methodological issues in interdisciplinary culture studies and humanities
  • a discussion of the work in the context of appropriate research done by international scholars
  • clear methodological provisions that guarantee an interdisciplinary research focus
The IFK discourages proposals that are either exclusively theoretical or exclusively empirical in character. It supports projects that combine empirical investigation with thoughtful theoretical work. Research proposals that present a clearly formulated problem, demonstrate familiarity with the scholarly field(s), and develop an interdisciplinary methodological framework stand the best chance of approval by the International Academic Advisory Board.

Selection Process

Applications for Senior and Research Fellow are peer-reviewed by IFK's International Advisory Board. The board is looking for four essential features in fellowship proposals which are stated in the application form. Our reviewers appreciate concise and well-organized applications. The IFK reserves the right to return unread applications which are incomplete or do not follow the application guidelines.

Next call for the academic year 2011/2012: April 2010
Deadline: 1 July 2010.

Junior Fellowships

are awarded to Ph. D candidates with Austrian citizenship or graduate students carrying out their doctoral thesis at an Austrian University (age 35 years and under). The doctoral thesis must focus on an interdisciplinary research project within the realm of humanities and social sciences using methods and questions of cultural studies. A thematic link to the IFK's current research focus "Cultures of Evidence. Reality in the Cultural Sciences" is desired but not a prerequisite for application. The IFK will also accept "independent" projects unrelated to the present research focus. IFK_Junior fellowships consist of a monthly scholarship of € 1.200,- and a workspace with computer and internet access at the IFK. Receipt of the scholarship is contingent upon in-residence status at the IFK for the duration of the award; more than a minor employment during the stay at the IFK is not possible. Candidates who are not residents of Vienna will receive financial aid of € 370,- per month for accommodation. Costs for social and health insurance will not be covered by the IFK.

Application Deadline and Decision Notification

Application deadline: 10 January 2010
Decision notification: March 2010
Application Form 2010/2011

Cooperations:

Fulbright/IFK_Fellowships

provide U.S. scholars (Junior and Senior Fellows) with an opportunity to conduct research at IFK. Applications from scholars are preferred whose fields of interest and expertise are in interdisciplinary and comparative cultural studies and humanities and related to topics relevant to Viennese, Austrian, and Central European traditions
For further information please contact the

Austrian-American Educational Commission
quartier21/MQ
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna
Austria
Tel.: +43+1-236 7878 - 0
www.fulbright.at or IFK

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