Senior and Research Fellowships at the International Research Center for Cultural Studies, Vienna

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 2018–31 January 2019 or 1 March–30 June 2019). Fellowships entail a maximum 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 (40m2). 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 2018–31 January 2019 or 1 March–30 June 2019). Fellowships entail a maximum 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 (40m2). The IFK will not contribute to retirement or health benefits.

General Criteria of Evaluation

A thematic link to the IFK’s current research focus on “Kulturen des Übersetzens / Cultures of Translation” is desired but not a prerequisite for application. The IFK will also accept “independent“ projects within the realm of humanities and social sciences unrelated to the present research focus.

Applications may be submitted either in German or English.

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 inter-disciplinary methodological framework stand the best chance of approval by the International Academic Advisory Board.

Application date
1 Jul 2017
Duration
1 term
Country
Europe Austria
Discipline
Humanities Anthropology, Ethnology and Folklore Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History History & Philosophy of Science Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Award granted
Up to € 2.325/month
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