Fellowships for Berlin-Based Postdoctoral Program Legal Cultures in Germany

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Fellowships for Berlin-Based Postdoctoral Program Legal Cultures in Germany is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

Institute for Advanced Study Berlin is pleased to announce that  it has seven postdoctoral fellowships which will commence from 1 October, 2013  to 31 July, 2014. The fellowships are available for international students  but candidates from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia are strongly  preferred to apply. The fellowships are evaluated on the basis of  candidates’ project descriptions. Selected candidates will receive a monthly  stipend of € 2,500 plus supplements depending on their personal  situation. 

Study Subject(s): For the academic year 2013/2014, we  welcome in particular applicants interested  in the law’s place in systems  of knowledge and knowledge production (e.g. its relation to science, theology,  philosophy, philology), in legal methodologies, in the law as a professional  field, and in law in professional practices. We strongly encourage applications  from scholars analyzing the law in various cultural contexts, engaging   with confrontations beyond comparison. Course Level: This  scholarship is available for pursuing postdoctoral degree  level. Scholarship Provider: Institute for Advanced Study  Berlin. Scholarship can be taken  at: Germany

Eligibility: -Applicants should be at the postdoctoral  level and should have obtained their doctorate within the last five years before  their application to the program. We welcome candidates with various  disciplinary backgrounds, such as the field of legal studies, sociology,  political science, philosophy, history, anthropology, theology, and area  studies, representing a broad range of diverse approaches to the law, including  gender studies, comparative research, law & literature, critical legal  studies, administrative sciences, transitional justice, postcolonial theory, and  legal philosophy and theory. In particular, we encourage applicants with a firm  disciplinary background in law to engage in reflexive and transdisciplinary  research. We encourage and welcome applications from all regions of the  world. Especially candidates from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and  Asia are strongly encouraged to apply.

Scholarship Open for International Students: We encourage  and welcome applications from all regions of the world. Especially candidates  from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia are strongly encouraged to  apply.

Scholarship Description: Rechtskulturen (‘legal cultures’)  is a Berlin-based postdoctoral research program which is designed to explore the  law in new and innovative ways. We intend to create a space of reflection and  communication where fundamental and salient questions of the law and its  context(s) can be re-negotiated from a variety of disciplinary and regional  perspectives, and re-connected with jurisprudence and legal methodology.   The program Rechtskulturen is directed by Susanne Baer  (Bundesverfassungsgericht/ Humboldt-Universität), Christoph Möllers  (Humboldt-Universität/Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin) and Alexandra Kemmerer  (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin), and is supported by an international group of  scholars.

Number of award(s): The Berlin-based Postdoctoral Program  Rechtskulturen: Confrontations beyond Comparison invites scholars to apply for  seven postdoctoral fellowships for the academic year 2013/2014.

Duration of award(s): Fellowships begin on 1 October, 2013  and will end on 31 July, 2014.

What does it cover? Postdoctoral  fellows will receive a monthly stipend of € 2,500 plus supplements depending on  their personal situation. Organizational support regarding visa, insurances,  housing, etc. will be provided.

Selection Criteria: The following criteria will be used  to aid the evaluation of candidates’ project descriptions: -general academic  quality -innovative potential -transregional perspective -interdisciplinary approach to law -specific potential to connect with local  academic communities in Berlin.

Notification: Successful candidates will be notified by  mid-April 2013.

How to Apply: To apply, please make use of their web-based  electronic application procedure.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The  application will be open for applications from 10 January 2013 to 24 January  2013 (24:00 CET) on the website.

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Fellowships for Berlin-Based Postdoctoral Program Legal Cultures in Germany is available to undertake level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

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