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The GIGA Visiting Research Fellowship is open to outstanding postdoctoral researchers with a focus on global transitions who are engaged in comparative and interdisciplinary research. The GIGA is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. We welcome applications from candidates who
want to apply for a fellowship with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service, in the joint Leibniz/DAAD programme, or as part of the EC’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions;
aim to submit a proposal to the European Research Council;
are about to finish a book manuscript with a renowned university press or another major publishing house; or
want to use their sabbatical as an opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research in a team of like-minded colleagues.
a vibrant research environment and a global approach to scholarship, in an international team of political scientists, economists, sociologists, anthropologists, and historians;
exposure to exclusive policy-advising activities;
access to the GIGA Information Centre, Germany’s largest library on area and comparative area studies; and
a well-established international scholar network.
Please be aware that we do not offer funded fellowships. However, we are happy to support your application for external funding with the above-mentioned institutions and are curious to hear about your ideas.
Please contact a potential facilitator at the GIGA to back your candidacy and provide him/her with the necessary documentation on your endeavour. If you have not been in touch with the GIGA to date and would like to become a visiting fellow, please send a detailed outline of your research plans, providing compelling arguments for their potential contribution to the GIGA’s work, to firstname.lastname@example.org. As the GIGA only takes in a limited number of visiting fellows per year, please make sure to apply well in advance.
If you are a PhD student and would like to become a doctoral visiting fellow at the GIGA, please refer to the information provided here (Application and Funding (giga-hamburg.de)).
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