In 2020, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) established a new research center: the Project House Europe (PHE), which seeks to promote cutting-edge research from around the world on the history of Europe during the 20th and 21st centuries.
In honor of the French jurist, politician, member of the European Parliament and Holocaust survivor Simone Veil, Project House Europe has set up a fellowship program for postdoctoral and senior scholars. The program especially welcomes researchers working across disciplines and striving to contribute to the public dialogue on the challenges Europe faces today.
The Simone Veil Fellowship program supports outstanding scholars working on the history of Europe’s inner (dis-)entanglements and its place in the world since 1918. PHE particularly welcomes applicants working on a major project examining forms of trans- and international cooperation and their crises.
Simone Veil Fellows will be based in the heart of Munich at the Project House Europe and have no teaching obligation. They are expected to spend their fellowship in residence, to work on a major project, and to participate actively in life at PHE, including a presentation of their work. The fellowship does not support field trips or archival research. Simone Veil fellowships can be granted for a period of one to three months. Fellowships may begin on 12 April 2021, or the first day of any of the following months; they end on or before 16 July 2021. PHE offers time, guidance, and space for dialogue to conduct excellent research. We provide an office space and access to LMU’s facilities. The fellowship also covers economy travel to and from Munich, a monthly living allowance and an accommodation allowance. Health insurance and other social benefits are not part of the fellowship and remain the responsibility of the fellow.
How to apply
Applications must be received by 31 August 2020. The application (in English) should include the following:
- Cover letter (750 words maximum), including preferred dates and duration;
- Curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum);
- Project description (1,000 words maximum);
- Names and contact information of three scholars as references. These should be people who know you and your work well. Please note that we do not initially require letters, and we will not necessarily contact your referees.
Please send all application documents electronically as a single PDF file to Thomas Süsler Rohringer (email@example.com).
Enquiries should also be directed to Thomas Süsler-Rohringer or to PHE’s founding director Professor Kiran Klaus Patel (firstname.lastname@example.org). More information on Project House Europe can be found at https://www.phe.lmu.de.