To promote international, interdisciplinary, and intergenerational exchange, the Thematic Research Group should be composed by
- Outstanding scholars based at institutions in at least two different countries—two of them being Germany
- Scholars of diverse disciplinary backgrounds
- Senior Scholars holding a senior position at a university or research institution, or comparable qualifications, and Junior Fellows who have obtained their doctoral degrees in the past five years
- At least one member based at one of the seven partner institutions of Mecila
- Two members need to be affiliated with a research institution in Germany
- All group members have the ability to and interest in actively participating in an international and interdisciplinary research environment
- All group members have an excellent command of the English language
- The Research Group conducts six months (01.03.2022 to 31.08.2022) of research to study the impacts of Colonialities in past or present configurations and regimes of conviviality-inequality
- The Research Group participates actively in the Centre’s activities (including the bi-weekly colloquia) and engages in interdisciplinary exchange
- The Research Group contributes at least two Working Papers to Mecila’s Working Paper Series
- The Research Group contributes at least twice to the Centre’s outreach activities (interview, blog entry, video, public lecture, policy paper, etc.)
- The Research Group participates in an International Thematic Workshop on Colonialities to take place at the end of their fellowship
Applicants are invited to send the following documents in English, Spanish, or Portuguese via e-mail as a single PDF-attachment no later than 30.08.2021 to the Coordination Office in São Paulo ([email protected]):
- Motivation letter (max. 500 words)
- Research outline discussing the research question and the scholarly added value of the Research Group’s project (max. 1.500 words)
- Work plan detailing how the proposed project will be realised during the stay at the Centre
- Curriculum Vitae, including lists of publications of all four group members.
Applications from prospective Thematic Research Groups will be submitted to a peer-review process. The primary selection criterion is the Research Group’s potential to yield original and excellent research results through the collaboration with the Centre. The scientific merit of the project will be assessed in terms of its originality, the importance of the scientific questions addressed, and its relevance to study conservatisms in the context of conviviality-inequality. An appropriate methodology and a feasible timeframe will also be part of the assessment.
Final decisions will be taken by Mecila’s Executive Board, in close consultation with its Advisory Board and Ethics Committee, aiming at disciplinary and gender balance as well as intersectional equity and an adequate regional representation. We aim to inform the applicants of the selection results by 30.11.2021.
For further inquiries regarding the Fellowship or the application process, please refer to our FAQ.
In case of further questions please contact Mecila’s Coordination Office in São Paulo via e-mail ([email protected]).
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