The Lichtenberg-Kolleg invites applications for up to 12 Early Career Fellowships

29 dec

Deadline: 2 March 2015
Open to: candidates from all nationalities who have received a doctorate within the last 6 years
Fellowships: up to EUR 1518 per month, EUR 203 per month as per research and publication allowance, and EUR 600 per month for accommodation


The Lichtenberg-Kolleg, the Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, invites applications for up to 12 Early Career Fellowships. The Fellowships are awarded for 22 months beginning in October 2015 and ending in July 2017.

Opening its doors in 1737 Göttingen quickly established itself as one of Europe’s leading Enlightenment universities. Named after one of the most important and versatile representatives of the Göttingen Enlightenment, the Lichtenberg-Kolleg is an interdisciplinary research institute with a strong focus not only on the Enlightenment(s), but also on “bridges” between the human and natural sciences and on the study of religion.

For the period October 2015 to July 2017 early career scholars are invited to join one of the research groups for the study of either:

– Globalising the Enlightenment: Knowledge, Culture, Travel, Exchange and Collections, or;
– Human Rights, Constitutional Politics and Religious Diversity, or;
– Primate Cognition: Philosophical, Linguistic, and Historical Perspectives.


All Fellowships are open to candidates who have received a doctorate within the last 6 years.

The University of Göttingen as an equal opportunities employer, places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favoured.

Candidates of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship.


The scholarship, being tax-free, consists of:

  • a basic grant of between 1.365,- and 1.518,- Euro per month (according to the University of Göttingen Guidelines for Research Fellowships);
  • 203,- Euro as a research and publication allowance per month;
  • 600,- Euro per month as allowance for accommodation.

Where applicable, family allowances will be added to the basic grant.

How to Apply?

The application should be sent (as one pdf document) directly to It should contain (1) a cover letter as specified HERE; (2) CV and publication list; (3) research and academic career statement with the title of your research project; (4) Ph.D. degree certificate or statement that Ph.D. has been handed in. Two confidential letters of reference (also in pdf) should be sent directly by the referees to the same e-mail address.

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Check here more information on application process, eligibility criteria and other general information.

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Historische Sternwarte
Geismar Landstraße 11
D-37083 Göttingen
Telefon: +49 (0)551 / 39-10623

The official webpage



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