GEI Fellowship Programme for German and Foreign Applicants, 2018-2019

GEI Fellowship Programme for German and Foreign Applicants, and applications are submitted till October 1, 2017. The G E I’ s fellowship programmme supports research on textbooks and other educational media. THE PROFESSORSHIP IS ENDOWED WITH : A monthly stipend of up to 6,500 euro for a three- to six-month research stay in Braunschweig, Round-trip economy airfare to Germany, and  Administrative support provided by the program coordinators. Applications are invited from academics, individuals involved in the production of textbooks (design, writing, editing, etc.), employees of educational publishers, and other individuals involved in the development of curricula and textbooks. Research projects should be relevant to the collection in the GEI’s specialist library. The applications are open for both German and foreign nationality students. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Germany

Level: research program

Field(s): fellowships are awarded to conduct research projects or to finish major publications without teaching or administrative obligations. The fellowship aims to promote education for sustainable peace with a particular focus on educational media and curricula at the secondary school level in post-conflict or transitional societies.

Deadline: October 1, 2017.

Funded By: Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI), Germany

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): GEI Fellowship Programme is targeted for both german and foreign nationality students.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ No. of awards: The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (GEI) in Braunschweig, Germany will award several short-term fellowships for visiting researchers in 2018.

Scholarship Tenure : Fellowships are usually awarded for for a three- to six-month research stay in Braunschweig

Value of Scholarship : 

  • A monthly stipend of up to 6,500 euro for a three- to six-month research stay in Braunschweig, 
  • Round-trip economy airfare to Germany, and  
  • Administrative support provided by the program coordinators.

Candidates are responsible for obtaining a passport and any visa that might be required as well as for arranging healthcare insurance for the duration of their stay in Germany.

Description

‣ The Georg Eckert Institute Library is an unparalleled resource for international textbook research, as is demonstrated by the continuously high demand among researchers from Germany and abroad for the research facilities it provides.

‣ In order to fulfill its purpose, the Institute relies upon close and ongoing contact with scholars and educational practitioners from Germany and around the world. With this in mind, the Institute and its association of supporters have established a fGEI Fellowship Programme for the promotion of international academic exchange and the development of international textbook research, with a particular emphasis on comparative approaches.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the GEI Fellowship Programme , the applicant must have:-

‣ Distinguished scholars from the humanities, political and social sciences, education sciences or law who hold a Ph.D. and have excellent knowledge of English may apply. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding academic or professional achievement in their fields. 

‣ Individuals with extensive high-level international experience in government or non-governmental organizations or in international organizations may also apply.

Please noteIn exceptional cases, the Georg Eckert Institute will consider applications from practitioners who do not hold a Ph.D. but who have at least five years of advanced professional experience in the area of peace education and who can demonstrate that their work and/or research projects have made an exceptional impact in the field of peace education.

Notification:

‣ Candidates will receive notification of the selection panel’s decision by the end of November 2017.


Scholarship Application Method 

‣ The application must include: 

A COVER LETTER

The cover letter (max. 2 pages) should provide evidence of the quality of the candidate’s scholarship and expertise. 

A DESCRIPTION OF THE CANDIDATE’S RESEARCH/BOOK PROJECT

The application documents should further contain a description of the research project or book the candidate wishes to work on during the Professorship. Candidates should clearly state the objectives of their research, outline its methodology and describe the significance of their research for the field of education for sustainable peace as well as the intended results of the project. The project description should further contain a rough timetable for the duration of the candidate’s research stay as well as a detailed strategy for the dissemination of its findings to its key target groups, which might include academia, policymakers or the general public. Finally, candidates should submit a brief abstract for the Symposium they envisage holding. (max. 5 pages)

A CV AND SAMPLE OF THE CANDIDATE’S WRITING

Candidates should also submit a full curriculum vitae, including a list of publications. If the majority of the candidate’s publications are not in English, please provide a translation of the titles. The application documents should further contain a sample of the applicant’s current scholarly writing; this could be a book chapter or an article.

THE COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM

Please also submit a completed application form. You should print off the completed form and sign it before submitting it as a scanned PDF document

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

Submissions should be made electronically; we regret that we cannot accept paper applications. All documents must be in PDF format and the file size should not exceed 2 MB. We cannot accept applications submitted as zip files or via a file server. The file name should be “Last name, First name_Application Arnhold”.

Please send applications to arnhold@gei.de, using the subject line “Application Arnhold Program – YOUR NAME”

APPLICATION DEADLINE 

The application deadline for the 2018/19 fellowship year is October 1, 2017. The successful candidate may begin his or her fellowship from October 2018 at the earliest. 

APPLICATION PROCESS AND SELECTION CRITERIA

The application process consists of three stages:

  1. Review of applications by a GEI committee
  2. Evaluation of applications preselected by scholarly experts in the field of peace education
  3. Final selection by the program’s academic advisory board

The principal criteria for the committee's decision will be the candidates’ academic reputation and the quality of the project they plan to pursue during their stay in Braunschweig. In order to gain a clear idea of shortlisted candidates’ ability to disseminate, communicate and achieve the objectives of their projects, the selection committee will invite a number of candidates to an online interviewat the annual board meeting, which will take place in spring 2018. This meeting will subsequently select the successful candidate.

CONTACTWendy Anne Kopisch and Katharina Baier
Program coordinators Georg-Arnhold-Program/Publications and International Cooperation
Branch Office B0.09 and B0.03
Phone: +49 531 59099-274
email: arnhold@gei.de

 Scholarship Applications due date: The application deadline for the 2017/18 fellowship year is October 1, 2017. At the earliest, the fellowship can be started in the fall of 2017.

APPLICATION PROCESS 

‣ A selection committee, which includes the advisory board of the program, will meet in early 2017 to select the successful candidate.  The principal criteria for the committee's decision will be the candidates’ academic reputation and the quality of the project or book they intend to work on during their sabbatical in Germany.  Candidates are responsible for obtaining a passport and any visa that might be required as well as for arranging healthcare insurance for the duration of their stay in Germany.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


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