Visiting research fellowships (non-stipendiary) Canada
The Centre for Studies in Religion and Society invites applications from scholars in Canada or abroad for visiting fellowship appointments of up to 12 months’ duration during the 2014/15 academic year.
The purpose of the fellowship is to provide research space and an environment conducive to writing and reflection to scholars working on research projects in the area of religion and society.
The centre welcomes applications from all disciplinary backgrounds for projects that meet its mandate of promoting the scholarly study of religion in relation to any and all aspects of society and culture, both contemporary and historical. Topics may include, but are not limited to, examinations of religious themes within the areas of ethics, health, law, environment, technology, government and public policy, human conflict, art, literature, the media and currents and debates in philosophy and the natural sciences.
Private office space centrally located on the scenic University of Victoria campus; a congenial, retreat-like setting; university privileges; enhanced opportunities for research networking and exchange; participation in the centre’s wide range of scholarly and social activities. This is a non-stipendiary appointment with no cash value.
Four to six fellowships are offered annually. Ordinarily, fellows stay between 3 months to 12 months, but the centre will consider request for research terms of any length.
Canadian and international scholars; emeritus scholars; new scholars; scholars on sabbatical leave from their regular academic appointments.
Successful applicants will
Applications should include 1 copy each of the following: (a) a descriptive title; (b) a detailed statement of the research proposal in a form that makes the applicant’s intentions fully understandable to experts in his or her own discipline (maximum 5 pages); (c) an up-to-date curriculum vitae; and d) the names and full addresses of two scholars who might evaluate the proposed project. The centre may also choose to solicit the opinions of other referees.
Proposals submitted outside of the regular application deadline schedule may also be considered at the discretion of the director.
Applications may be sent by email to csrs@uvic
NIAS Fellowships for International Scholars, Netherlands
Fellowships at NIAS are residential fellowships. The NIAS Fellow will be allotted an office in the main building with a personal computer and internet connection, and be entitled to the use of the library service and a limited amount of support.
Please note: NIAS is expected to move from Wassenaar to Amsterdam in the summer of 2015. NIAS will be situated in the historical centre of Amsterdam.
Currently, free accommodation in a studio apartment on campus in Wassenaar (or equivalent housing) is offered to unaccompanied Fellows from outside the Netherlands. Also in Amsterdam studio apartments near the institute will be available. A possible net contribution to be paid for the (fully furnished) studio apartments will be determined at a later stage.
In Wassenaar, housing at subsidised rate is currently offered to NIAS Fellows from outside the Netherlands who bring their partners or families. Accommodation is offered in apartments and family homes in Wassenaar at a subsidized rate. In Amsterdam apartments for families will be offered in the area of Amstelveen (south of Amsterdam). The net contribution to be paid for the (fully furnished) family apartments in 2015/2016 will be determined at a later stage.
Fellows from the Netherlands living within a range of about 50 kilometers of the Institute are expected to commute daily. Commuting costs are reimbursed on the basis of government regulations. Other Fellows from the Netherlands can apply for free accommodation in a studio apartment on campus. In that case, commuting costs will not be reimbursed.
NIAS may offer a stipend to researchers from abroad in the case of loss of income and may offer a replacement subsidy to Dutch universities to compensate for the loss of teaching hours of the researcher.
The NIAS budget for stipends and replacement subsidies is not large enough to offer each fellow a full stipend or replacement subsidy. All fellows from abroad are therefore asked to persuade their home institutions or another institution or foundation to cover their salary entirely or in part. In the case of a home institution that cannot cover the salary of the fellow for the duration of his/her stay at NIAS, NIAS may offer a stipend up to € 3,800.- for senior fellows (plus ten years after obtaining Ph.D.) and up to € 2,600.- for junior fellows (less then 10 years after obtaining Ph.D.).
The replacement subsidy for fellows that hold a position at a university in the Netherlands is calculated on the basis of the costs for replacing the teaching duties of the fellow during his/her stay at NIAS. This means that only for the teaching part of the appointment of the fellow, a replacement subsidy can be obtained.
The maximum replacement subsidy is up to € 3,800.- for senior fellows and up to € 2,600.- for junior fellows (the stated amounts are based on full time equivalent replacement). This replacement subsidy is to be regarded as an opportunity to provide a younger scholar or scientist with teaching experience. In some cases, also for fellows from abroad, an agreement can be made with the university at which the fellow is working to provide the university with a replacement grant instead of a stipend, for the teaching obligations of the fellow.
The Fellowship from NIAS does not constitute an employment relationship. For this reason, NIAS is not obligated to make social insurance contributions; accordingly, NIAS makes no contributions to pension or unemployment insurance.
Lunches on weekdays, coffee and tea in the main building, as well as the monthly contribution to academic and social activities are included in the fellowship.
The Institute will reimburse non-Dutch Fellows’ travel costs to and from NIAS (not family) once.
HIIG Research Fellowships for International Students, Germany
This year the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society opens its doors for fellows from all over the world again. We invite applications from early stage researchers pursuing a project of transdisciplinary Internet research. If you are seeking exchange regarding your research aspirations and find our objectives to match yours or to complement them, we are looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
Our fellowship provides innovative thinkers a unique opportunity to exchange experiences and set off new initiatives in an inviting intellectual environment. The selected fellows are very welcome to collaborate in a growing international team and to participate in the research activities at our institute. We encourage you to actively shape your stay according to your research interests. We offer a number of opportunities to get involved with our research programme and discuss your research project with the HIIG research team, such as:
Based in the heart of Berlin we will provide you with modern office space that you will share with our researchers. Fellows are expected to bring their own funding through their home institution or outside grants. Fellows must take care of their accommodation, insurance, childcare, and transportation arrangements. However, in specific cases we can provide fellows on request with a travel allowance of up to € 700,- and a visa subsidy of up to € 200,-.
We offer fellowships from 3 up to 12 months starting from June 1st, 2014.
Applications will only be accepted through our online application form attached below. Closing date for applications is Monday, March 17 2014