Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
Veröffentlicht am: 21.11.2020

External Senior Fellowships 2021/22

Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality“, Universität Konstanz, Konstanz

Bewerbungsfrist: 31.01.2021

Beginn: 01.09.2021

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The Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality“ at the University of Konstanz is calling for applications for External Senior Fellowships 2021.

Available Funding

Fellowship is available for a duration of 2 to 6 months per selected Fellow during the academic year 2021/22. The earliest starting date is 01 September 2021, the latest end date 31 September 2022.

Remuneration will take the form of a monthly flat rate of 6,000 Euros to account for accommodation and living expenses, as well as a further monthly sum of 1,500 Euros as a research allowance to finance conference travels and research assistants as well as other aspects of Senior Fellows’ research projects. Relocation expenses to and from Konstanz will be covered by the Cluster (some limitations apply).

Eligibility Criteria

Applications are open to researchers from outside the University of Konstanz with an established track record and international visibility, as well as a keen interest in the Cluster’s concepts and lines of research.

We are looking for scholars with an established track record in inequality research broadly defined and in the fields directly related to the Cluster’s research agenda, though not necessarily in disciplines already represented at the Cluster. Senior Fellows will actively participate in Cluster activities.

Application Process

To apply, please submit the following documents:

  • The application form with the summary of project data, provided in the project package part of this Call.
  • A research proposal that contributes to the research agenda of the Cluster, investigating core aspects of the political dimension of inequality. It should not exceed four pages in length, and should also include the duration and the schedule of the project. Please describe work packages that might be relevant for the use of the research allowance at your disposal.
  • Curriculum vitae and a list of publications.

Please submit your application as a single PDF file consisting of the application form, research proposal, CV, and list of publications via the online application form below.

The deadline for the application is 31 January 2021, 12:00 CET.

Selection Procedure

The Board will assess all applications and make a selection decision.

Additional Information

All questions can be directed to the Cluster’s Managing Office via e-mail. A Frequently Asked Questions section is available and will be regularly updated every month during the whole timespan of the Call, from the date of publication until the deadline. Therefore, please consult this FAQ section regularly. 

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity as well as a good balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women working in the field advertised. Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 7531 88–4016).


The full posting is available for download here.