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Call for Applications - Visiting Research Fellowship 2017

Call for Applications

Call for Applications

Zentrum Moderner Orient Berlin (ZMO) and the Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS) are inviting applications for Visiting Research Fellowships for the calendar year of 2017. We are interested in attracting outstanding postdoctoral researchers who are engaged in research projects that are relevant to the respective research profiles at ZMO and BGSMCS.

Applicants should send their applications directly to their institution of preference – either BGSMCS or ZMO. Both institutions expect fellows to participate in their academic life, and to give one presentation on their research project. Applicants to ZMO are asked to state with which of the institute’s four research groups within the BMBF sponsored research programme “Muslim Worlds – World of Islam?” they would wish to be affiliated during their stay (please indicate one clear preference). Information on the respective groups, as well as the mentioned research programme, is available from the institute’s website.

The call is open for senior researchers and recent postdocs in the humanities and the social sciences. They are invited to apply for a monthly stipend (2500 EUR, covering all expenses including travel and accommodation) and a period of stay that should not exceed two months.

Slots are available throughout the year with the exception of July and August. We therefore ask applicants to state their preferred month(s) of stay while indicating alternative dates. We particularly encourage applications by candidates from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Scholars currently residing in Berlin are not eligible to apply.


Decisions are expected by November 2016.

Applications should be sent electronically by email only, and include:


  • Application form
  • A brief cover letter (1 page) indicating clearly for which institution you are applying and, if you are applying to ZMO, your preferred research group affiliation
  • Description of a research project to be worked upon during visit (max. 3 pages)
  • CV, including complete list of publications
  • PhD certificate (or proof of submission)


Deadline: 14 August 2016


Please email the finalised application, attached as one single pdf-file in the above listed sequence, to office@bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de.


Application Form (PDF)