The University of Göttingen, known informally as Georgia Augusta, is a Public comprehensive research university in the city of Göttingen, Germany.
Founded in 1734 by George II, King of Great Britain and Elector of Hanover and starting classes in 1737, the university is the oldest in the state of Lower Saxony, and also the biggest in student enrolment, which stands at around 26,000.
The university is highly renowned and respected both in Germany and in the world and has shaped Göttingen into a university city with a high student and faculty population.
About the Fellowship
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.
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.
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.