Target group and possible topics
The fellowship is aimed at young scientists and researchers who work academically in the field of the history of science in a narrower or wider sense. This announcement is not restricted to specific disciplines or methodical approaches.
The place of work for the duration of the fellowship is the Leopoldina Centre for Science Studies in Halle (Saale). During your research you have access to the extensive collection at the Leopoldina library and archives as well as the local and regional libraries and archives. You can find a list of the research subjects currently being pursued at the Leopoldina Centre of Studies here: Link. Other subjects that deal with history of science, the academy’s history, its publications and its members’ works and contributions are also possible though.
Services and funding
The scholarship grant is €5,000 maximum. The grant can be awarded for a period of up to four months and amounts to €1,250 a month.
The Leopoldina Centre of Studies assists fellows logistically. It provides the necessary working environment for the fellows’ work and facilitates exchange with other ongoing research projects and Leopoldina members.
A full application includes the following documents:
- Project description (max. 2 DIN A4 pages) with detailed description of the work to be carried out at the Leopoldina in Halle
- Academic curriculum vitae
- List of publications, if applicable
- Informal letter of recommendation
Application deadline and process
Please send your application with the enclosed documents mentioned above to the following address by 31 January 2018:
Leopoldina Akademie Freundeskreis e.V.
Postfach 11 05 43
06019 Halle (Saale)
An academic selection committee will shortlist the candidates soon after the application deadline.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Director of the Leopoldina Centre for Science Studies Prof. Dr. Rainer Godel if you have any questions.
Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina e.V.
– Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften –
D-06108 Halle (Saale)
Tel. +49 (0)345 472 39-117
Fax +49 (0)345 472 39-139
Die Leopoldina nimmt als Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Deutschlands mit ihren rund 1500 Mitgliedern zu den wissenschaftlichen Grundlagen politischer und gesellschaftlicher Fragen unabhängig und öffentlich Stellung. Sie vertritt die deutsche Wissenschaft in internationalen Gremien und handelt zum Wohle der Menschen und der Gestaltung ihrer Zukunft.
The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina brings together the expertise of some 1,500 distinguished scientists to bear on questions of social and political relevance, publishing unbiased and timely scientific opinions. The Leopoldina represents the German scientific community in international committees and pursues the advancement of science for the benefit of humankind and for a better future.