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Heinz Heinen Center for Advanced Study

The Heinz Heinen Kolleg (HHK) is a center for advanced studies. It is part of the Cluster of Excellence "Beyond Slavery and Freedom. Asymmetric Dependencies in Pre-modern Societies" funded by the German Excellence Strategy, which is aimed at strengthening Germany's position as an outstanding place for research in the long term and further improving its international competitiveness.

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The Heinz Heinen Kolleg brings together excellent international scholars whose research focuses on different forms of strong asymmetrical dependency and slavery in all historical periods before the 20th century, and all cultural contexts.

While the expertise these visiting fellows bring to the Cluster is of utmost value, the Fellows Program offers a unique opportunity to bundle their joint knowledge in one place. It provides them with the time and freedom necessary to pursue their own research. The Fellows Program is envisioned to be a space for discourse, exchange and networking. In addition to lecture series and fellows seminars organized by the Cluster that are open for all fellows, guests and permanent researchers of the Cluster, fellows can organize their own topic-driven workshops and other joint events.

We highly appreciate the active and creative involvement of our fellows, who are invited to present their research project and its results in the seminars, as well as in the form of a working paper at the end of their stay. This will be published in the Heinz Heinen Kolleg Working Paper Series with its own ISSN number, which is designed to publish preliminary results.
 

 

Each academic year (starting from October), the Heinz Heinen Kolleg welcomes

  • three Junior Fellows (postdocs, assistant and associate professors) and
  • three Senior Fellows (full professors) for up to 12 months.

While we would prefer researchers to stay for a longer period, one or several shorter stays in Bonn will also be possible to accommodate a scholar's individual career situation.

In addition, the Heinz Heinen Kolleg provides three internal annual Fellowships for the Cluster's Principal Investigators.

 

Fellowships comprise

 

  • a monthly stipend of € 2,400 for postdocs (up to four years after the dissertation)
    a monthly stipend of € 3,000 for postdocs (more than four years after the dissertation, assistant/associate professors)
    a monthly stipend of € 3,600 for full professors;
  • travel allowance (outward and return journey);
  • basic accommodation;
  • a working space including a desktop computer at the Bonn Center for Depedency and Slavery Studies;
  • the opportunity to organize a workshop in Bonn and apply for its funding;
  • support in organizational matters upon arrival;
  • support in finding day care for children.
 

Application Procedure


The call for applications for our fellowship program will be issued at the beginning of each year.
The application deadline is March 15 every year.


The application consists of the following documents:

  1. a statement (max. 4 pages) outlining
    the candidate's academic interest in the field of dependency and slavery studies;
    a project description;
    the relevance for the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies.
  2. the candidate's concise Curriculum Vitae
  3. a list of principal publications
  4.  the PhD certificate (only postdoctoral applicants)
  5. two letters of recommendation (only postdoctoral applicants)


Please send your complete application documents in English, combined into one single PDF file to
applications[at]dependency.uni-bonn.de.
We welcome applications to the Heinz Heinen Fellowship program once a year starting January 1.


For further inquiries, please contact Sarah Dusend (researchandstudy[at]dependency.uni-bonn.de).


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