Fellowships for Junior Fellows and Thematic Research Groups (Mecila São Paulo)

Junior Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers (Mecila)

Institution
Mecila
PLZ
04015-051
Ort
São Paulo
Land
Brazil
Vom - Bis
01.03.2022 - 30.11.2022
Bewerbungsschluss
27.06.2021

Thematic Research Groups Fellowships 2022: Colonialities - (Mecila São Paulo)

Institution
Mecila
PLZ
04015-051
Ort
São Paulo
Land
Brazil
Vom - Bis
01.03.2022 - 31.08.2022
Bewerbungsschluss
27.06.2021
Von
Jörg Klenk, Coordination Office, Mecila

Mecila (Maria Sibylla Merian Centre Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America) is a joint project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) invites scholars from all fields of humanities and social sciences to apply for our Junior Fellowships or our Thematic Research Group Fellowships. Submissions are due June 27

Junior Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers (Mecila)

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, Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (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 postdoctoral researchers to apply for Junior 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.

Mecila will award 4 Junior Fellowships to excellent early-career scholars who have obtained their doctoral degree in the humanities or social sciences. Due to unforeseeable developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, recipients may be awarded a digital, hybrid, or in-person Fellowship. The duration of each Fellowship is 9 months (from 1 March to 30 November). If circumstances permit, in-person fellowships will take place in São Paulo. Even if in digital or hybrid form, fellows are still expected to commit fulltime to their proposed research activities at the Centre. For the duration of the Fellowship, fellows will normally receive a monthly allowance, depending on individual circumstances and taking other forms of income before and during the fellowship into account. Alternatively, the fellowship can be used to finance a temporary replacement (buy-out).

> Requirements <
- A PhD degree in the humanities or social sciences obtained within the last 5 years from the date of application
- A track record of training, research, and /or publications in Mecila’s subject areas
- Excellent command of the English language
- Ability to and interest in actively participating in an international, interdisciplinary, and collective research environment
- An ambitious and innovative research project of relevance to Mecila that will enhance the applicant’s career prospects

> Responsabilities <
- Develop an independent research project within 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 to external funding applications
- 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 in a single pdf-attachment no later than 27 June 2021 to the Mecila Coordination Office in São Paulo (mecila@cebrap.org.br):

- Motivation letter (max. 500 words)
- Research outline describing current research and envisioned contribution to the Centre (max. 1.500 words)
- Work plan detailing how the proposed project will be realised during the stay at the Centre
- Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications
- Two recent writing samples: journal article (published or forthcoming), book chapter, or thesis chapter

Please send as a separate pdf our registration form that can be downloaded at the page of this call, on our website.

> Selection criteria <
Applications from prospective Junior 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 Junior 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 and an adequate regional representation. We aim to inform the applicants of the selection results by 30 November 2021.

For further inquiries regarding the Fellowship or the application process, please refer to our FAQ available at our website.

In case of further questions please contact Mecila’s Coordination Office in São Paulo via e-mail (mecila@cebrap.org.br).

By applying to this Fellowship you consent that we use the information you provide for the Fellowship process.

FAQ and Application Form available at: https://mecila.net/en/chamada/junior-fellows-2022

Kontakt

mecila@cebrap.org.br

https://mecila.net/en/chamada/junior-fellows-2022

Thematic Research Groups Fellowships 2022: Colonialities - (Mecila São Paulo)

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, the Centre constitutes and coordinates an international research network that focuses on the co-constitution of conviviality and inequality from an interdisciplinary perspective. Research at the Centre addresses the processes of negotiation, legitimation, transformation, and representation of existing hierarchies as they take place in everyday interactions and within institutions. A general outline of the Centre’s research programme is available on our website.

The Centre cordially invites a group composed of two Senior and two Junior Fellows to collectively apply for a Thematic Research Group on Mecila’s Yearly Theme 2022 Colonialities to work together at the Centre for the duration of six months (from 01.03.2022 to 31.08.2022). Due to unforeseeable developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the group members may be awarded digital, hybrid, or in-person Fellowships. If circumstances permit, in-person fellowships will take place in São Paulo. Even if in digital or hybrid form, fellows are still expected to commit fulltime to their proposed research activities at the Centre. For the duration of the Fellowship, fellows will normally receive a monthly allowance, depending on individual circumstances and taking other forms of income before and during the fellowship into account. Alternatively, the fellowship can be used to finance a temporary replacement (buy-out).

> Requirements <
To promote international, interdisciplinary, and intergenerational exchange, the Thematic Research Group should be composed by

- Outstanding scholars based at institutions in at least two different countries—two of them being Germany
- Scholars of diverse disciplinary backgrounds
- Senior scholars holding a permanent senior positions and Junior Fellows who have obtained their doctoral degrees in the past five years
- At least one member based at one of the seven partner institutions of Mecila
- Two members need to be affiliated with a research institution in Germany
- All group members have the ability to and interest in actively participating in an international and interdisciplinary research environment
- All group members have an excellent command of the English language

> Responsabilities <
- The Research Group conducts six months (01.03.2022 to 31.08.2022) of research to study the impacts of Colonialities in past or present configurations and regimes of conviviality-inequality
- The Research Group participates actively in the Centre’s activities (including the bi-weekly colloquia) and engages in interdisciplinary exchange
- The Research Group contributes at least two Working Papers to Mecila’s Working Paper Series
- The Research Group contributes at least twice to the Centre’s outreach activities (interview, blog entry, video, public lecture, policy paper, etc.)
- The Research Group participates in an International Thematic Workshop on Colonialities to take place at the end of their fellowship

> Application <
Applicants are invited to send the following documents in English, Spanish, or Portuguese via e-mail as a single PDF-attachment no later than 27.06.2021 to the Coordination Office in São Paulo (mecila@cebrap.org.br):

- Motivation letter (max. 500 words)
- Research outline discussing the research question and the scholarly added value of the - Research Group’s project (max. 1.500 words)
- Work plan detailing how the proposed project will be realised during the stay at the Centre
- Curriculum Vitae, including lists of publications of all four group members.

> Selection criteria <
Applications from prospective Thematic Research Groups will be submitted to a peer-review process. The primary selection criterion is the Research Group’s potential to yield original and excellent research results through the collaboration with the Centre. 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 study conservatisms in the context of conviviality-inequality. 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 and an adequate regional representation. We aim to inform the applicants of the selection results by 30.11.2021.

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

By applying to this scholarship you consent that we use the information you provide for the granting process.

Kontakt

mecila@cebrap.org.br

https://mecila.net/en/chamada/thematic-research-group-2022-on-colonialities
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