Six International Fellowships at Social Science Research Project

Six International Fellowships at Social Science Research Project at the University of Freiburg, Germany

Universality and the Acceptance Potential of Social Science Knowledge
Contact :

Dr. Wiebke Keim
Project Director

Maren Eichmeier
Project Administration

Hansastraße 9
79104 Freiburg

Tel. 0761/203-97812 / 97813
Fax 0761/203-97829

Freiburg, the 29th of June 2011

Our young academics research project "Universality and Acceptance
Potential of Social Science Knowledge – On the Circulation of Knowledge
between Europe and the Global South" at the Institute of Sociology of the
Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg in Germany offers six international
fellowships for doctoral and post-doc researchers. Self-nominations are
strongly encouraged.

The international fellows can spend up to four months here in Freiburg
between November 2011 and December 2013. The scholarships amount to
approximately 1.400 € per month for PhDs and 1.600 € per month for post-
docs. In addition, the travel expenses will be reimbursed up to 1,000 € if the
fellow comes from outside Europe or 600.00 € if he or she starts their
journey from other European countries.

For details regarding the project and its sub-projects, see our homepage

The aim of the offered fellowships is to increase international and
interdisciplinary exchange. Working together on new findings will contribute
to achieving innovative results. We therefore welcome applications from
every country and scientific discipline – as long as the research is closely
tied to our project’s theme.

Therefore, it may cover any of the following areas : circulation/international
transfer of social scientific knowledge (historically and/or current) ; South-
North as well as South-South relations in international social sciences ;
reception, acceptance or rejection of social scientific
concepts/theories/methodology developed elsewhere ; counter-hegemony in
international social science ; critiques of eurocentrism ; (critiques of) Europe
as a model or standard in social science research and/or in social or political
practice ; issues related to the translation of social scientific texts and
working in different languages ; emergence of autonomous traditions and
original contributions to the various disciplines from the global South ;
circulation and transfer of theories and concepts between academia and
fields of social, cultural, political practice/popularization of social scientific
knowledge ; alternative/multiple modernities, critiques of the
modernity/tradition divide ; epistemological issues in the social sciences
related to relativism-rationalism-pluralism, universalism-particularism,
indigenization, locality. contributions

Voir détails dans le fichier attaché