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Research scholarships at Innsbruck University for Postdoc researchers and Phd students
Research area "Cultural Encounters – Cultural Conflicts", Innsbruck University
Deadline: 15 October 2017

The research area "Cultural Encounters – Cultural Conflicts", in cooperation with the International Relations Office, offers three scholarships at the University of Innsbruck for the month of February 2018.
The scholarships enable three researchers to come to Innsbruck and work on their individual research projects concerning topics of migration, inequality, and the dynamics of globalization from February 1st to 28th . They explicitly address an international community of researchers across academic disciplines. On February 27th, 2018, the visiting scholars participate in a workshop with faculty from the University of Innsbruck and PhD candidates from the doctoral program "Dynamics of Inequality and Difference in the Age of Globalization".
The thematic framework for the workshop is derived from the doctoral program and its interest in migration and the construction of difference: How can we make mechanisms of constructing and transforming inequality and differences visible in their historical development? A significant focus is here offered from the perspective of migration: Both, the socio-economic development of nation-states as well as people’s everyday experiences, are shaped by migration and mobility. Borders and migration regimes create conditions for admission (or non-admission) and form the basis of social pluralism and difference. Thus, difference is not the exception but post-migratory normality. Especially for the workshop, the concepts of superdiversity and intersectionality could be further used to discuss what constitutes society in the age of globalization.
The grants include travel expenses (within the EU up to 400 €, out of the EU up to 800 €, original receipts are needed) as well as accommodation and subsistence (fixed rate of 1.000 € for the entire time). Scholars should be resident in Innsbruck for the duration of the scholarship and participate in the workshop with a presentation.
The scholarship is aimed at PhD students and Postdoc researchers who are concerned with topics of cultural encounters and cultural conflicts. The research area „Cultural Encounters – Cultural Conflicts“ wishes to intensify interdisciplinary and international exchange on these topics. Applications from different academic fields are welcome.
More information on the research area is provided here.
Details about the doctoral program can be found here.
Prerequisites for applying comprise:
1. Master’s degree or PhD in a field of cultural anthropology or cultural studies, education, history, law, literature & languages, philosophy or social sciences
2. Research project with relation to the research area and/or the doctoral program
3. Experience in migration research or inequality research
4. Health and accident insurance
Please apply with the following documents:
1. Abstract of the research project (maximum of 5 pages, including time plan)
2. Details about own interest in the topic of the workshop and about the connection to the research area
3. Short letter of recommendation by academic supervisor / mentor
4. CV and list of publications
5. Copies of graduation certificates
Please send your application to fsp-kultur(at)uibk.ac.at before 15 October 2017. For further questions, please send an email to the same address. On acceptance of the scholarship, the candidates are obliged to hand in a short report towards the end of their stay. We indicate that the scholarship can only be taken on during the time of 1 February to 28 February 2018. There is no legal claim to receive the scholarship.

Previous events

The first Working Group meeting "Current Approaches to Migration and Mobility in Ethnology, Folklore and Anthropolgy" was held at the Institute for Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology at the University of Basel, Switzerland, in Sept 2016.

View the program here.