External Senior Fellowships 2023/24

Available Funding

The Visiting Fellowship (formerly: External Senior Fellowship) is available for 2 to 6 months per selected Fellow during the academic year 2023/24. The earliest starting date is the 1st of September 2023.

Remuneration will take the form of a monthly flat rate of 6,000 Euros to account for accommodation and living expenses, an additional monthly research allowance to finance conference travels and research assistants, and other aspects of Senior Fellows' research projects. The Cluster will cover relocation expenses to and from Konstanz (some limitations apply).  

To ensure a stimulating exchange among Fellows and Members of the Cluster, External Senior Fellows are expected to live in Konstanz for the duration of the fellowship so they can be present on campus and actively participate in the Cluster's activities. Fellows are also expected to present their work in the Cluster's In_equality Colloquium public talk series. Furthermore, we would very much welcome consultation offered to our early career researchers.

Eligibility Criteria

Applications are open to researchers from outside the University of Konstanz with an established track record and international visibility, as well as a keen interest in the Cluster's concepts and lines of research.

We are looking for scholars with an established track record in inequality research broadly defined and the fields directly related to the Cluster's research agenda, though not necessarily in disciplines already represented at the Cluster.

Application Process

To apply, please submit the following documents:

  1. The application form with the project data summary is provided in the project package part of this Call.
  2. A research proposal that contributes to the research agenda of the Cluster, investigating core aspects of the political dimension of inequality. It should not exceed four pages and include the project's duration and schedule. Please describe work packages that might be relevant for using the research allowance at your disposal.
  3. Curriculum vitae and a list of publications.

Please submit your application consisting of the application form, research proposal, CV, and list of publications by the 23rd of January 2023, 00:00 CET via our Online Application Portal from the Call opening date on the 8th of November 2022.

Selection Procedure

The Board will assess all applications and make a selection decision.

Additional information

All questions can be directed to the Cluster’s Managing Office via e-mail: application.inequality@uni-konstanz.de. A document answering Frequently Asked Questions Section will be updated every month during the whole timespan of the Call.

Please regularly consult the FAQ section.

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The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity and a good balance between university and family life. As an equal-opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women working in the field advertised (https://www.uni-konstanz.de/en/equalopportunities/gender-equality-in-science-and-studies/standards/equal-opportunity-plan/). Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 7531 88–4016).

Please find the full text of the Call here.

- The Call for Visiting Fellowships for Senior Researchers is Call for External Senior Fellowships for the academic year 2023/2024.-