Jobs and Studentships

Call for Submissions
International Research Award in Global History 2018
Deadline 30 September 2017

The Universities of Munich, Basel and Sydney are proud to announce the Fourth International Research Award in Global History. The successful applicant will receive up to €10,000 towards the organization of an international symposium at the History Department of the University of Munich.
Over the last two decades global history has emerged as an important sub‐discipline in the broader field of historical research, encompassing a wide range of methodological and thematic approaches, including transnational, international and world history. The International Research Award in Global History and the award symposium have been initiated jointly by some of the leading researchers in the field, in order to support innovative young researchers. The award aims to give them the intellectual freedom and the financial means to bring together scholars from all over the world to engage with a topic of their own choice and design. Our
aim is to make the scholarly work of the awardee visible in the scientific community and put them in closer contact with established colleagues in their field. Beyond supporting the research and academic networks of the prize‐winning scholar, the award symposium will contribute to the field’s ability to critically reflect and intellectually replenish itself. The award also aims to reach out to an academic public beyond the sub‐discipline of global history and provide a broader stage for the pioneering research currently undertaken in the field. The purse of up to €10,000 attached to the award will be used to host an international symposium on a topic proposed by the successful applicant. In 2018, the symposium will take place at the University of Munich, Germany, in late September/early October. The awardee will be responsible for organizing the panels and inviting the speakers. Chairs and discussants will come from the initiating institutions at Basel, Munich and Sydney. Organizational support will be available.
The International Research Award in Global History is jointly advertised by the Department of History at the University of Munich (Roland Wenzlhuemer – currently Heidelberg, as from October 2017 at the University of Munich), the Institute for European Global Studies at the University of Basel (Madeleine Herren‐Oesch) and the Laureate Research Program in International History at the University of Sydney (Glenda Sluga).
Candidates need to be in the early stage of their research career in History (2‐7 years after their PhD).
Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining their interest in the award (max. 2 pages), an academic CV and their proposal for the symposium (detailing the topic, a tentative list of participants and a preliminary budget, max. 5 pages). It is possible for two candidates to submit a joint proposal. We encourage scholars and scholarship from beyond the trans‐Atlantic triangle, and gender balance in conceptualising symposiums. Please submit your application electronically to susanne.hohler@zegk.uni‐ (as one PDF file) by 30
September 2017.


Leibniz ScienceCampus
Eastern Europe – Global Area (EEGA)

Call for Applications:
EEGA@enrichment: Mid-term Stays for Guest Scholars in Leipzig, Halle and Jena
Deadline for submissions: 9 June 2017
Start of funding: ongoing, starting from 1 October 2017
Funding period: min. 4 weeks to max. 4 months

The EEGA invites for applications for a mid-term stay of visiting scholars at the member institutions of the ScienceCampus in Leipzig, Halle and Jena. We explicitly invite scholars at the PostDoc-level from the region to stay at the EEGA for a short-term fellowship, but also encourage applications from senior researchers from other countries who are active in the fields of Eastern European Studies, European Studies, Global and Area Studies, and the disciplines involved in the EEGA.
We welcome proposals for mid-term stays for a) seminars, lecture series and other teaching formats in the MA- and PhD-programmes affiliated with the EEGA, b) joint research projects with junior and senior scholars in the EEGA, and c) collaboration in publication projects.

For more information about EEGA, click here

For more information about this opportunity and how to apply, click here




Chatham House

Applications are now open for the Academy Robert Bosch Fellowship, which provides the next generation of scholars from Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland and Romania with the opportunity to spend six months working at Chatham House with the Africa Programme team followed by three months with the South African Institute of International Affairs.

Applications are now open and close on 17 June 2016.

The fellow will advance their knowledge of political and economic development in Africa, contribute to Chatham House research, and build links with policy and academic communities in the UK, Germany and the EU more broadly. The fellowships are part of Chatham House’s Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs.

Academy fellowships have three main elements:

·         Participation in the Academy’s leadership programme and activities

·         Work on a personal research project on aspects of international affairs (see our website for eligible topics)

·         Opportunity to contribute to the wider work of the Africa Programme

Academy fellows receive a monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses.

We thought you or your colleagues may be interested in applying. As such, please forward this email to individuals who you believe may be suitable candidates or do feel free to put us in touch with them directly.

For more information on the Academy and fellowships, including eligibility, research topics and application details, please visit the Academy webpage.


Looking West: the European Socialist regimes facing pan-European cooperation and the European Community

Principal Investigator: Federico Romero

Call for Applications for two positions as Research Associate to the PanEur1970s project, for research on Bulgaria and East Germany respectively.

The deadline to submit  applications is 31 May 2016

Contact Ms Serena Belligoli ( for further information



3 Doctoral Research Grants in History at EUI (2016-2020)

The Department of History and Civilization at the European University Institute invites applications for 3 doctoral research grants in the framework of the ERC research project “Looking West: the European Socialist regimes facing pan-European cooperation and the European Community” (PanEur1970s). More information:

2015-10-21 PanEur1970s PhD call


Post-doctoral Research Associate

An opportunity has arisen for a Post-doctoral Research Associate based at University College London, SSEES-UCL. Applications are invited from postdoctoral scholars whose training enables them to address any of the political economic, cultural, or social aspects of project’s research themes, whether from the viewpoint of one region/ country/ institution/ group, or with a transregional approach incorporating the perspectives of multiple global actors.  The successful candidate will be working under the direction of Dr. Kristin Roth-Ey on one or more of the themes listed above.  There will be opportunities for career development, such as conference presentation, publication and the possibility of CEELBAS training. The position is funded for 18 months in the first instance.

Applicants will have a PhD in a field of study relating to the themes addressed by the Socialism Goes Global project by September 2015.  They will have an excellent command of at least one East-Central European language; the ability to contribute to the project by conducting research in two or more languages relevant to our themes and must be willing to travel extensively to help gather materials for the project.  They will need to take initiative and the ability to work collaboratively and possess excellent research and organisational skills.

For full details and to apply, go to:

Closing date: 26 May 2015


Post-doctoral Research Associate

An opportunity has arisen for a Post-doctoral Research Associate based at the University of Oxford, to work on our Socialism Goes Global project. The appointment is fixed-term for 1 year, commencing 1 November 2015.

The successful applicant will work under the direction of Professor Paul Betts. S/he will be based in Oxford but will be expected to travel extensively to help gather information for the research team; s/he will hold a doctorate in a relevant field (either humanities or social sciences), have excellent oral and written English, and fluency in at least one East-Central European language.

The appointment is fixed-term for 1 year, commencing 1 November 2015. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Professor Paul Betts at:


Closing date for applications 20 May 2015.


PhD Studentships at the University of Exeter and University College London on the project ‘Socialism Goes Global: Cold War Connections Between the Second and Third Worlds 1945-1991’

Closing Date: 9 February 2015

For more details see: and


Leverhulme-funded Doctoral Studentship at the University of Exeter on the project “1989 after 1989: Rethinking the Fall of State Socialism in Global Perspective”

Closing Date: 9 February 2015

For further details, see: