VISITING FELLOWSHIPS Research Network « Re-Configurations. History, Remembrance and Transformation Processes in the Middle East and North Africa », Philipps Universität, Marbourg (Allemagne) — LIMITE : appel ouvert


Research Network « Re-Configurations. History, Remembrance and Transformation Processes in the Middle East and North Africa »

The research network “Re-Configurations. History, Remembrance and Transformation Processes in the Middle East and North Africa” invites applications for visiting fellowships by scholars working on the MENA region or related fields that are of relevance for the network.

During their stay in Marburg of between 3 and 6 months, visiting fellows will join the team of “Re-Configurations” and participate in the network’s activities, in addition to pursuing their own individual research projects.

“Re-Configurations” was founded by the Philipps-Universität Marburg in spring 2013 with funding from the Federal Ministry for Education and Research. The network provides an institutional framework for an innovative interdisciplinary, comparative, empirically-founded and theory-led investigation of the transformation processes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region). The research program consolidates the regional competencies at Philipps-Universität Marburg, in order that interdisciplinary and cross-epochal research may be conducted to address the current developments and their historical context, in turn enabling new perspectives to be identified and evaluated. For this end stronger links are formed between the systematic disciplines represented in the research network (including religious studies, history, political science, sociology, media studies, literary studies, law, peace and conflict research) and those related to the MENA region, which are located in the Centre for Near and Middle East Studies (CNMS). The network currently consists of 20 members representing 10 institutions within Philipps-Universität Marburg and a team of 10 research fellows.

The visiting fellowship consists of a monthly stipend of up to EUR 3.000,- and additionally covers the fellow’s travel expenses between her/his country of residence and Philipps-Universität Marburg.


Scholars are invited to apply for a period ranging from 3-6 months by handing in the following documents (per email):

• Cover letter providing evidence of the quality of the candidate’s scholarship and expertise.

• Description of the research project the candidate wishes to work on: candidates should state the objectives of their research, outline their methodology and describe the significance of their work for the research network Re-Configurations as well as the intended results of the project and how they plan to disseminate them.

• Curriculum vitae (including a list of publications).

• Completed application form (see link to pdf, please fill out the form, print and sign it before submitting it as a scanned PDF document).


Application materials can be handed in continuously to be considered for the duration of the program. Funding is guaranteed until the end of Jan. 2017, with a possible extension until Jan. 2019. All documents must be in Word or PDF format and the file size must not exceed 2 MB. Submissions should be made electronically. Please send applications to using the subject line visiting fellowship.


A selection committee, which includes the board of the program, will meet in regular intervals to select successful candidates. The principal criteria for the committee‘s decision will be the quality of the research project candidates intend to work on during their stay in Germany and its significance for the overall objectives of the research network “Re-Configurations” as well as its potential to inform the work of members of the Re-Configurations team. 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. Housing for visiting fellows will be provided by the Philipps-Universität Marburg, expenses will be deducted from the monthly stipend.


Research Network « Re-Configurations / CNMS

Philipps-Universität Marburg

Deutschhausstraße 12

D 35037 Marburg

T: +49-(0)6421-28-24822

F: +49-(0)6421-28-24890


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