Ausschreibung: Senior and Postdoctoral Short-Term Fellowships (ICAS:MP)

Bewerbungsschluss: 15. Juli 2018 bzw. 15. September 2018

ICAS:MP advertises multiple Senior and Postdoctoral Short-Term Fellowships starting in autumn 2018/2019, and autumn 2019/2020.

Closing date: 

  • For 2018 Fellowships 15 July 2018
  • For 2019 Fellowships 15 September 2018

The M.S. Merian - R. Tagore International Centre for Advanced Studies “Metamorphoses of the Political: Comparative Perspectives on the Long Twentieth Century” (ICAS:MP), a project under the aegis of the Max Weber Stiftung India Branch Office, advertises multiple junior and senior fellowships for autumn 2018/2019 and autumn 2019/2020.

ICAS:MP is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and has its main location in New Delhi, India. It offers an extensive fellowship programme for senior and postdoctoral scholars, whose research focuses on one of the following themes (TM=Thematic Modules):

  • TM1: History as a Political Category
  • TM2: Labour as a Political Category
  • TM3: Critiques and Renewals of Democracy
  • TM4: Normative Conflicts and Transformations
  • TM5: The Challenge of Gender
  • TM6: Political Economy of Growth and Distribution

Fellowship Terms & Conditions:

Senior Fellowships are for up to 6 months. ICAS:MP will either pay a stipend or reimburse a teaching substitute in the home institution of the successful candidates. Fellows also receive airfare costs and allowances for housing and other costs in Delhi.

Junior Fellowships can be awarded for up to 7 months. ICAS:MP will pay a stipend plus an allowance for housing, visa and travel costs. Fellowship recipients will also be reimbursed for their round-trip airfare to New Delhi.

Application Process:

Interested applicants from related social sciences and humanities disciplines working on thematic fields relevant to ICAS:MP are invited to apply. Senior Fellows must be tenured faculty or emeritus faculty. Postdoctoral Fellows must have successfully defended theirdoctoral dissertation at the time of commencing the fellowship.

Applicants are expected to possess adequate language skills (English, and if required by the applicant´s research project, the respective Indian or other languages).

Please submit applications (a single PDF comprising CV, list of publications, project descriptionof 3000 words, and a research schedule for the fellowship period) along with a cover letter ofone page that briefly outlines your experience and qualifications by email to Laila Abu-Er-Rub (abu-er-rub(at) The cover letter should specify the type and duration offellowship that is being applied for (e.g. Senior Fellowship, October 2019 – March 2020).

The research project should be related to a thematic module. For detailed module descriptions please consult the website of ICAS:MP

Additional notes: In TM 2, the Postdoctoral fellows are expected to closely cooperate withTM2's core project of digital "Extended Archives of Indian Labour". Of particular interest hereare projects examining conflictual processes of formalisation and informalisation in the worldof labour from an Indian or comparative perspective. In TM 5, fellows who conductcomparative research on the politics of gender and ways in which power and powerlessnessare constructed in economic, social and cultural fields will be preferred, particularlyresearchers working on “Gender, Religion and Performance", "Gender and Reproduction","Gender and Violence" or "Gender, Politics and International Relations. In TM 6, fellows mayapply with research proposals on any one of the four research themes mentioned on thewebsite, though preference will be given to proposals on the research theme "PoliticalEconomy of Economic Transformation".


For all general enquiries, e.g. terms of conditions of the fellowship and financialcompensation, please contact the Head of Administration Laila Abu-Er-Rub, ICAS:MP NewDelhi (abu-er-rub(at)