ZMO and BGSMCS offer Visiting Researchers for the calendar year of 2016. This is a 3 months research fellowship in the humanities and the social sciences. Applications by candidates from Africa, Asia and the Middle East are particularly encouraged.

Brief Description: ZMO and BGSMCS are inviting applications as Visiting Researchers for the calendar year of 2016. We are interested in attracting outstanding researchers who are engaged in research projects that are relevant to the respective research profiles at ZMO and BGSMCS.

Award Includes: Monthly stipend (2500 EUR, covering all expenses including travel and accommodation), and a period of stay that should normally last up to three months.

Study Program: This is a 3 months research fellowship programme.

Study Major:  Fellowships are awarded in the humanities and the social sciences.

Host Organization: ZMO (Zentrum Moderner Orient) and BGSMCS (Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures And Societies)

Eligibility Required? The call is open for senior researchers and recent postdocs in the humanities and the social sciences. Applications by candidates from Africa, Asia and the Middle East are particularly encouraged.

Number of Awards: Up to 10 fellows will be selected for the award.

National/International Students: Candidates from Africa (Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast , Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia and Zimbabwe) , Asia (Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen) and the Middle East (Egypt, Iran, Turkey, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Cyprus ) are eligible to apply for this programme.

Governing Body: ZMO and BGSMCS

Application Procedure: Applications should be sent electronically by email only, and include:
-Application form
-A brief cover letter (1 page)
-Description of a research project to be worked upon during visit (max. 3 pages)
-CV, including complete list of publications
-PhD Certificate (or proof of submission)
-Please email the finalized application, attached as one single pdf-file in the above listed sequence, to office-at-bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de.

Submission Deadline: The application deadline is 31st August 2015.

For more details visit the official site.