Centres for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences – DFG Issues New Call
Proposals are invited from German institutions of higher education looking to establish focussed research centres in the humanities or social sciences.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG – German Research Foundation) offers funding for the establishment of new Centres for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences at institutions of higher education in Germany. These centres are designed to meet the particular needs of the comparatively open-ended approaches and experimental character of research in the field. Headed by experienced and well-established researchers, the Centres for Advanced Studies are set up around broadly defined topics and should tie in with existing interests and strengths at the host research institution. The thematic focus can be chosen freely.
Centres for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences are designed to facilitate intensive independent research and offer participating researchers opportunities to dedicate themselves exclusively to their research work. In addition, the DFG provides funding for a fellow programme which enables visiting scholars from Germany and abroad to contribute to the research at the centre.
Eligible to apply are researchers working at a university or university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule) in Germany who have completed their academic training (usually with a doctorate). Proposals must be prepared jointly by several researchers (generally two to three) and submitted by the spokesperson.
The initial funding period is four years and can be extended to up to eight years.
Initially, applicants are asked to contact the appropriate DFG programme contacts to discuss their ideas. After the consultation, proposals may be submitted to the DFG.
The deadline for the submission of proposals is 31 March 2022.
(This report was the subject of a RESEARCHconnect Newsflash.)