IN-EAST and KHK/GCR21 Duisburg-Essen Joint Call for Applications for Fellowships

“Trans-border Cooperation in East Asia at the Regional/Global Interface”

The Institute of East-Asian Studies (IN-EAST) and the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21), both research institutes at the University of Duisburg-Essen, jointly offer up to four six-month fellowships in 2016/2017. The common theme for the collaboration of both host institutions and for the fellowships is “Trans-border Cooperation in East Asia at the Regional/Global Interface”. We are especially interested in studies that link up questions of governance and cooperation on global and regional issues with existing or emerging and innovative patterns of organizational/institutional design in East Asia.

In this vein, we welcome theoretical as well as empirical contributions from the Social Sciences (Sociology and Political Science, Economics, Business, Law and Psychology) or the Humanities. Projects might address one or several of the following topics:

  • Global governance and regional cooperation from an East-Asian perspective
  • Transnational or trans-border cooperation in East Asia
  • International and transnational organization of activities in East Asia
  • The role of informal and formal institutions in establishing networks and cooperation in East Asia
  • Cooperation and uncertainty in East Asia: institutional arrangements at the regional/global interface
  • Public and private authority beyond the nation-state: emerging patterns in East Asia
  • Transnational diffusion of institutions and innovations

Both institutions are pleased to announce their Joint Call for Applications for fellowships in 2016 and 2017. The earliest start date possible is October 2016.

Fellows, who are required to have a completed Ph.D., will join the Centre or the Institute for a period of six months. Fellowships include a working space in fully equipped offices at one of the two host institutions and, if applicable, a competitive stipend commensurate with the applicant’s level of professional experience.

Fellows are expected to contribute to our overall lines of research and to embrace our multi-disciplinary environment. Regular attendance at the Institute and the Centre is thus required, implying residency in Duisburg or the Rhine-Ruhr area in most cases. The working language at both institutions is English.

Application date
12 Jun 2016
6 months
Europe Germany
Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Economics Law Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Sociology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years