CfA [closed]: Visiting Postdoc Fellowships “TRG Poverty & Education” (London 2016)

Deadline: January 15, 2016

Applications are invited for visiting fellowships within the framework of the TRG “Poverty and Education” in India at the German Historical Institute London for the year 2016.

The Transnational Research Group

“Poverty Reduction and Policy for the Poor between the State and Private Actors: Education Policy in India since the Nineteenth Century” is directed by the German Historical Institute London (a part of the Max Weber Stiftung, Bonn) in cooperation with faculty members from the Centre for Historical Studies and the Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, the Centre for Modern Indian Studies, University of Göttingen and the King’s India Institute, King’s College London.

The fellowships are open to senior and early career (postdoctoral) scholars working on a subject related to the research interests of the TRG but not necessarily historical research. Scholars working in related fields, such as Education, Sociology and Anthropology, are most welcome to apply.

The fellowships are of 1-2 months’ duration and will be awarded for the year 2016. The grant for senior, established scholars in the field consists of £4000 per month; early career scholars of postdoctoral or junior lecturer level will be awarded £2500 per month. In addition, scholars from overseas are entitled to a lump sum of £500 towards the cost of travel to the UK.

The fellows are expected to use their time in the UK to work on a topic which is related to the research focus of the TRG and give a lecture on their topic at GHI London. A research paper, based on research conducted as TRG visiting fellow, for publication in the TRG Working Paper Series will be welcome:

Applications should contain a full CV, list of publications and an outline of research project and plan of work (not exceeding 2000 words) for the fellowship period. Applications should be sent electronically only by 15 January 2016 to the Academic Coordinator TRG, Dr Indra Sengupta, German Historical Institute London, 17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ, email:

Please note: only electronic applications will be accepted.

Further questions related to the grant may be sent to

Ulla Menke

Ulla Menke arbeitet als Referentin für digitale Wissenschaftskommunikation für de.hypotheses bei der Max Weber Stiftung in Bonn. Interessensschwerpunkte sind mythologische Narrative, archetypische Symbole und Motive und ihre Rezeption in zeitgenössischer Literatur.

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