Johann-Lorenz-Bausch Fellowship 2022
Since 2016, the Leopoldina Akademie Freundeskreis e. V. funds the Johann-Lorenz-Bausch Fellowship, which enables junior scientists to research on-site at the Leopoldina. The fellowship continues and is being reannounced for the year 2022.
Johann Lorenz Bausch (1605–1665) founded the Academia naturae curiosorum, the Leopoldina, on 1 January 1652 in Schweinfurt together with four other physicians. This makes it the oldest continuously existing academy of medicine and the natural sciences in the world.
The Leopoldina is a classical scholarly society and has 1,600 members from almost all branches of science. In 2008, the Leopoldina was appointed as the German National Academy of Sciences and, in this capacity, was invested with two major objectives: representing the German scientific community internationally, and providing policymakers and the public with science-based advice. The Leopoldina presents its policy recommendations in a scientifically qualified, independent, transparent and prospective manner, ever mindful of the standards and consequences of science.
The Leopoldina Centre for Science Studies coordinates this process of reflection and organizes activities concerning historic, theoretical and philosophical approaches in the field of science studies.
Target group and possible topics:
The fellowship is aimed at young scientists and researchers who work academically in the field of the history of science in a narrower or wider sense and fit into the Leopoldina-Centre for Science Studies’ portfolio of projects and activities. This announcement is not restricted to specific disciplines or methodical approaches.
The place of work for the duration of the fellowship is the Leopoldina Centre for Science Studies in Halle (Saale). During your research you have access to the extensive collection at the Leopoldina library and archives as well as the local and regional libraries and archives. You can find a list of the research subjects currently being pursued at the Leopoldina Centre of Science Studies here: https://www.leopoldina.org/ueber-uns/zentrum-fuer-wissenschaftsforschung/.
Other subjects that deal with history of science, the academy’s history, its publications and its members’ works and contributions are also possible though.
Services and funding:
The grant can be awarded for a period of up to four months and amounts to 1,600.00 EUR a month for doctoral candidates and to 2,300.00 EUR for postdocs. Travel expenses for fellows arriving from abroad will be subsidized additionally.
The Leopoldina Centre of Studies assists fellows logistically. It provides the necessary working environment for the fellows’ work and facilitates exchange with other ongoing research projects and Leopoldina members.
A full application includes the following documents:
- Project description (max. two DIN A4 pages) with detailed description of the work to be carried out at the Leopoldina in Halle
- Academic curriculum vitae
- List of publications, if applicable
Application deadline and process:
Please send your application with the enclosed documents mentioned above to the following address by 15 December 2022: email@example.com. An academic selection committee will shortlist the candidates soon after the application deadline.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Director of the Leopoldina Centre for Science Studies Prof. Dr. Rainer Godel if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.