5 Senior Fellowships 2021 "Maria Sibylla Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America"

Call for Applications: Senior Fellows 2021

Institution
Mecila
PLZ
04015-051
Ort
São Paulo
Land
Brazil
Vom - Bis
01.04.2021 - 31.12.2021
Bewerbungsschluss
06.12.2020
Von
Jörg Klenk, Coordination Office, Mecila

Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and established in São Paulo in April 2017, Mecila cordially invites experienced scholars to apply for its Senior Fellowships until 6 December 2020.

Call for Applications: Senior Fellows 2021

5 Fellowships for Experienced Scholars

Mecila (Maria Sibylla Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America) is a joint project of the following German and Latin American research institutions: Freie Universität Berlin (coordination); Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut (Berlin); Universität zu Köln (Cologne); Universidade de São Paulo and Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento (São Paulo); Instituto de Investigaciones en Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales (Universidad Nacional de La Plata/Conicet, La Plata); and El Colegio de México (Mexico City).
Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and established in São Paulo in April 2017, Mecila cordially invites experienced scholars to apply for its Senior Fellowships. Successful applicants are expected to participate in an international research network that focuses on the co-constitution of conviviality and inequality from an interdisciplinary perspective. Accordingly, the Centre addresses the processes of negotiation, legitimation, transformation, and representation of existing hierarchies as they take place in everyday interactions and within institutions. The Centre is open to proposals focused on theoretical or empirical research as well as to all pertinent methods and sources. A general outline of the Centre’s research programme is available on our website: http://mecila.net/research/executive-summary/
Mecila will award 5 Senior Fellowships to selected candidates. Due to unforeseeable developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, recipients may be awarded a digital, hybrid, or in-person Fellowship depending on individual circumstances. The duration of each Fellowship is 9 months (from 1 April to 31 December) and in-person participation is based in São Paulo, if applicable. The monthly stipend covers local living costs.

Requirements
- A permanent senior position at a university or research institution, or comparable qualifications. Scholars must be internationally recognised for having a significant impact on their field of research
- A track record of research and publications on Mecila’s subject areas
- Excellent command of the English language
- Ability to and interest in actively participating in an international and interdisciplinary research environment

Expectations
- Develop an independent research project in the field of conviviality-inequality, making a contribution to the project’s Research Areas
- Participate actively in the Centre’s activities (including the weekly colloquia) and engage in interdisciplinary exchange
- Present and discuss scientific research results within and outside the Centre
- Contribute at least one issue to Mecila’s Working Paper Series
- Contribute at least one outreach activity (interview, blog entry, video, public lecture, policy paper, etc.)
- Undertake at least one relevant activity (e.g. a lecture) at El Colegio de México, Mexico City or at Instituto de Investigaciones en Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales (Universidad Nacional de La Plata/Conicet) in La Plata, Argentina

Application
Applicants must send the following documents in English, Spanish or Portuguese via e-mail as a single pdf-attachment no later than 6 December 2020 to the Coordination Office in São Paulo (mecila@cebrap.org.br):
- Application form (please send it as a separate file) – download it here: https://cloud.mecila.uni-koeln.de/index.php/s/AZnzxR3DCgN8FB9
- Motivation letter (max. 500 words)
- Research outline describing current research and envisioned contribution to the Centre (max. 1.500 words)
- Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications

Selection criteria
Applications from prospective Senior Fellows will be submitted to a peer-review process. The primary selection criterion is the applicant’s potential to yield original and excellent research results through a Mecila Senior Fellowship. The scientific merit of the project will be assessed in terms of its originality, the importance of the scientific questions addressed, and its relevance to Mecila. An appropriate methodology and a feasible timeframe will also be part of the assessment. Final decisions will be taken by Mecila’s Executive Board, in close consultation with its Advisory Board and Ethics Committee, aiming at disciplinary and gender balance as well as intersectional equity.

For further inquiries regarding the Fellowship or the application process, please contact Mecila’s Coordination Office in São Paulo via e-mail (mecila@cebrap.org.br).

http://mecila.net/call-for-applications-senior-fellows-2021/
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