The research project should be grounded in the field of (historical) antigypsyism; interdisciplinary approaches are particularly encouraged.
Possible thematic fields are
- the societal conditions for the origin and development of antigypsyism and the intellectual-ideological foundations of the formation of antigypsyist prejudice
- the social practices and political strategies of antigypsyism in national, regional or local contexts (also from a comparative perspective); forms of institutional antigypsyism
- the practices of resistance and emancipatory strategies of those affected by antigypsyism
- (inter)media representations and methods of transmission of antigypsyism (including counterstrategies)
- a university degree that qualifies you for doctoral training (generally a master’s degree)
- above average academic performance
Please note: in the case of a successful application, the fellowship recipient must apply for admission as a doctoral candidate to the relevant faculty at Heidelberg University (Annahme als Doktorand/in) and must submit proof of admission before the funding begins.
Applicants must submit a research proposal of 4 to 5 pages plus a bibliography. The research proposal must locate the planned doctoral project within the greater research context, it must clearly outline the research hypothesis and goals and it must identify an inventory of relevant sources. A time and work schedule must also be submitted.
Applicants must also submit an overview of their academic studies and degrees obtained to date along with copies of all university diplomas and a curriculum vitae in tabular form. Evaluations from two university professors must also be provided; these must be treated confidentially by the evaluators and submitted separately from the application.
A complete application will contain all of the following documents:
1) To be submitted by the applicant:
- application form (https://imperia-dev.uni-heidelberg.de/md/zegk/histsem/application_form_fsa.pdf)
- research proposal (4-5 pages plus a bibliography)
- time and work schedule
- overview of the academic studies (tabular form) and degrees obtained to date (transcripts of record)
- copies of all university diplomas (incl. final grades)
- curriculum vitae in tabular form
2) To be submitted by the evaluators:
Evaluations (https://imperia-dev.uni-heidelberg.de/md/zegk/histsem/evaluation_report_fsa.pdf) from two university professors
The evaluations must be treated confidentially by the evaluators and submitted separately from the application.
The doctoral project can be co-supervised by Dr. Frank Reuter, academic director of the Forschungsstelle Antiziganismus. The fellowship recipients will be actively involved in the academic dialogue within the Forschungsstelle and will profit from exchange with other researchers. For this reason, fellowship recipients should be present in Heidelberg while the university is in session.
The fellowship in the amount of 1,486 Euro per month will be initially awarded for two years and an interim evaluation will take place before the end of the first funding year. Funding can be provided for a maximum of three years. The funding will begin on February 1, 2024.
Because dealing with the topic of antigypsyism requires a high degree of sensitivity, the Forschungsstelle Antiziganismus considers dialogue with those affected to be an integral part of its academic practice. Therefore, applications from qualified young researchers from the Sinti and Roma communities are particularly welcome.
Applications must be submitted by email to email@example.com at the latest by October 31, 2023. Please do not submit any documents that are not specifically requested in this call for applications.