Postdoc in Environment and Society (Germany) Deadline: Jan. 31, 2019

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society

Application Deadline

Jan. 31, 2019

Program Commencement


Duration of the Program

4 to 12 months

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Program Details

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society invites applications for its 2019–20 cohort of postdoctoral and senior fellows. The RCC’s fellowship program is designed to bring together excellent scholars from a variety of countries and disciplines who are working in the fields of environment and society. In this application round, the RCC is offering thematic fellowships (four to twelve months) on the following three topics:

  1. Urban Environments
  2. Sufficiency, Postcapitalism, and the Good Life
  3. Unmaking and Remaking “Nature”

These clusters aim to bring future fellows together to facilitate focused dialogue and collaboration across disciplines. Applicants are welcome to apply individually or as interdisciplinary teams; applications for outreach projects are also accepted. All fellows are expected to spend their fellowship in residence, to work on a major project, and to participate actively in life at the RCC. Please note that the RCC does not sponsor field trips or archival research.

Fellowships will be granted for a period of four to twelve months (applicants should indicate their preference in their application). The RCC will pay for a teaching replacement of the successful candidate at their home institution; alternatively, it will pay a stipend that is commensurate with experience, current employment, and funding guidelines. Travel to and from Munich will be covered by the RCC.

Eligibility/ Requirements

Fellows must commit to a stay of between four and twelve months. The fellowships may begin on 1st September 2019, 1st January 2020, 1st May 2020, or 1 September 2020.

Fellows (except outreach fellows) must have completed a doctoral degree (including final defense) by 31st January 2019.

Applicants from those who reside in the greater Munich area will not be considered (however, applications for fellowships that are based on collaborative projects with scholars in Munich are welcomed).

More about the program here. For details, please download pdf file. Also see here.

Application Process

Applications must be made in our online portal. The application portal will be open from 1st January to 31st January 2019. It closes at midnight (Central European Time) on 31st January 2019.

The application (in English) should include the following:

  • Cover letter (750 words maximum).
  • Curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum).
  • Project description (1,000 words maximum), including project’s relation to one of the three thematic clusters.
  • Research schedule for the fellowship period (300 words maximum), including preferred length of stay.
  • Names and contact information of three scholars as referees; these scholars should be people who know you and your work well. Please note that initially letters are not required.

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