The Friends of Herrenhausen Gardens wish to announce the 2016 "Herrenhausen Research Fellowship", inviting academics around the world to apply. It is under the patronage of the Friends' Board of Trustees. The realisation of the fellowship programme will be supervised academically by the Centre for Garden Art and Landscape Architecture (CGL) of the Leibniz Universität Hannover.
It is a three-month fellowship that is to be awarded for excellence in research into garden history. A monthly grant of 1,000 Euros is offered, plus reimbursement of the costs of arrival and departure and of accommodation. The fellowship is to be fulfilled in the period between 1 May and 31 October 2016.
The CGL offers the opportunity for an interchange of ideas with other scholars and will provide a place of work. As part of the fellowship, the academic guest will be expected to deliver a talk - one of a series of talks at the Herrenhausen Summer Academy - and to make the results of the fellowship available to the Friends of Herrenhausen Gardens in publishable form (40,000 to 80,000 characters; by the end of the year). It is intended to publish the results of the fellowship programme regularly.
Academics who have been awarded a doctoral degree (end of the award process should not be more than 7 years ago) may apply. The research topic should be devoted to the international history of garden culture and garden art in an interdisciplinary context. The proposed research topic can be taken from a research project that has already started.
In the course of the fellowship, the fellow will be expected to make use of Hannover's scientific institutions such as the university library of the Leibniz University of Hannover (e.g. the Haupt Collection and the Hennebo Collection) as well as the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library (with the Herrenhausen Royal Garden Library, the Leibniz Estate and further collections in the State and Research Library) for his or her research.
For information on holdings in Hannover's institutions relevant to research, please refer to the CGL brochure "Hannover als Standort gartenhistorischer Forschung", available from www.cgl.uni-hannover.de.
The application papers must contain:
- A written description of the research topic (maximum of 1,500 words) that reveals the project's scientific significance and gives an insight into the work planned for the stay in Hannover.
- An explanation of how, if relevant, the scientific institutions in Hannover are intended to be used for the project.
- A written CV (maximum of 1,000 words)
- Two letters of recommendation from recognised academics in the research field of the history of garden culture (the letters of recommendation should be posted directly to the CGL).
Closing date for applications is 15 November 2015.
Applications can be submitted in German or English.
Applications are to be sent via email to:
Zentrum für Gartenkunst und Landschaftsarchitektur (CGL) Leibniz Universität Hannover Herrenhäuser Straße 8
(Please direct questions regarding the Herrenhausen Research Fellowship to the CGL office, Dr. Sabine Albersmeier, 0511/7625789, email@example.com).
A commission appointed by the Friends of Herrenhausen Gardens will reach a decision about the submitted applications. The decision will be communicated to the applicants within two months of the closing date.
Dr. Dietrich Hoppenstedt
(for the Board of Friends of Herrenhausen Gardens)
Sepp D. Heckmann
(for the Managing Committee of Friends of Herrenhausen Gardens)
Prof. Dr. Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn
(for the CGL's Board of Governors, Leibniz University of Hannover)