Short-term Postdoctoral Fellowships in New Delhi

ICAS:MP seeks applications for the following short-term postdoctoral fellowships for 2017/18 (Please note: the award of all fellowships is subject to availability and approval of funding):

Thematic Module 1 “History as a Political Category” (2 fellowships up to 4 months each)

  • Start date:  no later than October 2017
  • Specific areas of research interest: History and the politics of recognition, or History and democracy

Thematic Module 4 “Normative Conflicts and Transformations” (1 fellowship, of up to 6 months), Start date:  preferably June 2017

Thematic Module 5 “Gender as a Political Category” (2 fellowships, of 4 months each)

  • Specific areas of research interest: Gender, Civil Society, and the Role of the State
  • Start date:  preferably September 2017 and January 2018

Thematic Module 6 “Political Economy of Growth and Distribution” (1 fellowship, of up to 7 months)

  • Start date:  preferably July 2017

Specific areas of research interest: open to applicants from all areas of development economics and closely related fields. Candidates with an interest in Public Health or Long Run Development are particularly encouraged to apply

Fellows will be based in Delhi at the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG).

For all ICAS:MP postdoctoral fellows there is a possibility to subsequently also apply for a follow-up fellowship for the autumn/winter term 2017/18 at the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies in Erfurt (up to 3 fellowships of up to 3 months each). Fellows can also apply for Gerald D. Feldman Travel grants  from the MWS/GHIL (up to 3 travel grants for 2-3 months), and TM 1 fellows can apply at the German Historical Institute London.

The monthly stipend starts at 1.500,00 €, plus housing and travel allowance. Fellowship recipients will also receive reimbursement for their round-trip airfare to New Delhi.

Application Process

Interested applicants from related social sciences and humanities disciplines working on thematic fields relevant to ICAS:MP are invited to apply. Candidates will be selected on the basis of the quality and fit of their proposals, potential for academic distinction, and experience working cross culturally.

Applicants are expected to possess adequate language skills (English, and if required by the applicant´s research project, the respective Indian or other languages).

Application date
31 Mar 2017
Up to 7 months
Asia India
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
€ 1.500/month