SSH Rate
5

Research Projects: "Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements"

The Foundation generally accepts applications for research projects made by universities, other research institutes or comparable institutions as well as by one or several PhDs or scholars with Post Doctoral Lecture Qualification.

The grants for research projects involve, depending on the type of project, the assumption of costs for personnel, travel, materials and/or other costs.

The applicants must be actively involved in the research work of the project.

Project staff on research projects may only be financed by PhD or research grants. A fundamental prerequisite for a grant is that project staff conduct their own research, which is published under their name. The simultaneous receipt of salary or retirement pension and a research scholarship is not possible. The period of support for Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects can be extended by up to 12 months if the holder becomes a parent during the period covered by the stipend and has an entitlement to maternity or parental leave. Individual arrangements must be discussed with the Foundation’s administrative office.

The funding activities concentrate basically on German and foreign academics in the fields of historical humanities. Candidates can apply regardless of their nationality and place of work. As part of a research project, the costs incurred of visiting (foreign) scholars can also be financed.

By contrast, a research scholarship should be applied for by one scholar alone for a project that he conducts himself.

Special programme "Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements"

The special programme "Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements" is aimed at researchers who, with an eye to current developments, are examining the emergence of political movements in the Islamic world at the national and/or transnational level. Historical studies are encouraged and supported, together with projects in the areas of religious, cultural or political science: What emancipatory, what modern elements does political Islam promise and integrate? What developments, what connections, what similarities in the key categories, interpretations and claims are to be drawn between pan-Arabism and pan-Islamism at the close of the 19th century and the movements of today? What historical self-descriptions are recognizable in the concepts? Via what specific ideas of communalisation can social radicalisation and mobilisation for violence be legitimised?

The special programme takes a look at the dynamics between Islamic teachings, Islamism, nationalism and transnational orientations and environments. Scientific discussion of the countries and regions of the Islamic world should bring together expertise possessing regional and thematic focus in order to allow the problems associated with areas of conflict to be expounded upon, particularly with regard to global influences and processes of cultural exchange.

Proposals will be supported that address the particularities and contexts of cultural and historical environments and relationships. The projects' deliverables should be able to make a contribution to diverse and expert discussions in public and political circles.

Stipend

Application for scholarships as part of a research project

Project staff on research projects may only be financed by PhD or research grants. A fundamental prerequisite for a grant is that project staff conduct their own research, which is published under their name. The simultaneous receipt of salary and a research scholarship is not possible. The period of support for Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects can be extended by up to 12 months if the holder becomes a parent during the period covered by the stipend and has an entitlement to maternity or parental leave. Individual arrangements must be discussed with the Foundation’s administrative office. The following rates apply:

PhD scholarships

Monthly scholarship award: 1.400,- euros

Instead of the grant paid hitherto toward covering documented costs for outside childcare, Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects who have submitted their application after 1 January 2014, will receive a monthly family grant awarded on presentation of the child’s birth certificate. The family grant is disbursed for children who have not yet turned 18.

  • for one child: EUR 300,-
  • for two children: EUR 400,-
  • for three or more children: EUR 500,-

Monthly endowment for scholarships abroad: 350,- euros

Travel aid: as required

Material aid: as required

Research Scholarships for Postdocs

Monthly scholarship award: 2.000,- euros

Instead of the grant paid hitherto toward covering documented costs for outside childcare, Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects who have submitted their application after 1 January 2014, will receive a monthly family grant awarded on presentation of the child’s birth certificate. The family grant is disbursed for children who have not yet turned 18.

  • for one child: EUR 300,-
  • for two children: EUR 400,-
  • for three or more children: EUR 500,-

Monthly endowment for scholarships abroad: 500,- euros

Travel aid: as required

Material aid: as required

Research Scholarships after Post Doctoral Lecture Qualification

Monthly scholarship award: 2.700,- euros

As equivalent to the German Habilitation the Foundation accepts positions as „Associate Professor“ or „Full Professor“ / „Distinguished Professor“ (according to the North American university system) and „Senior Lecturer“ or „Reader“/„Professor“ (according to the Commonwealth university system), respectively.

Instead of the grant paid hitherto toward covering documented costs for outside childcare, Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects who have submitted their application after 1 January 2014, will receive a monthly family grant awarded on presentation of the child’s birth certificate. The family grant is disbursed for children who have not yet turned 18.

  • for one child: EUR 300,-
  • for two children: EUR 400,-
  • for three or more children: EUR 500,-

Monthly endowment for scholarships abroad: 675,- euros

Travel aid: as required

Material aid: as required

Contracts for work may be awarded for smaller research activities. The Foundation specifies no rates in this regard.

Application date
24 May 2017
Country
Europe Germany
Discipline
Humanities Anthropology, Ethnology and Folklore Archaeology Art & Art History Digital Humanities History History & Philosophy of Science Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology Social sciences Economics Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Social Anthropology Sociology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Award granted
€ 2.000-2.700/month
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