Call of Applications: Junior Fellowships Spring 2018, University of Bern

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September 30, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Philosophy, Social Sciences
The Walter Benjamin Kolleg (WBKolleg) brings together research activities of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Bern. In inter- and transdisciplinary projects, doctoral students, junior fellows and other young researchers examine key questions of the Humanities, Social and Cultural Sciences.
The Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Network (IPN) is an institution integrated into the WBKolleg to provide the means and organization for promoting researchers at the doctoral and postdoctoral level. Among other things, it incorporates a fellowship program for postdoctoral researchers (Junior Fellows):
For the spring term 2018, the IPN offers “starter” fellowships (duration: 6 months, workload: 50%) to candidates with doctoral degrees from the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences. The call addresses primarily candidates who aspire to form a long-term attachment to the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Bern with the help of the relevant means of funding (such as Ambizione from SNSF, SNSF Professorships, Marie Curie Actions). During their fellowship, candidates are expected to write a competitive project proposal and submit it to the respective funding institutions. A sufficient knowledge of German is required (thus the call is only available in German). The starting date of the fellowship is 1 February 2018.
Deadline for applications: 30 September 2017
You can access the call for applications (in German) here:
For more on the Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Network, visit: