Login to your account
Don't have an account yet?
Create your own account and receive notifications of opportunities of your interest, save the opportunity you like and discuss.
Funded Volkswagen Foundation Fellowships 2022

Funded Volkswagen Foundation Fellowships 2022

Fully Funded
Country: Germany
City: Göttingen
Looks like you haven't logged in.
Login to save opportunities.


Applications for the funded Volkswagen Foundation Fellowships 2022 are now open. The Volkswagen Foundation-funded research project “Sensitive Provenances” investigates the provenance of human remains from (proto-)colonial contexts in two collections at the University of Göttingen. This project aims to investigate the origin of human remains, the circumstances of acquisition, their transfer to academic collections. Moreover,  their use for research and teaching as well as their contemporary socio-political meanings. Alongside research, the project is establishing contacts with representatives of regions from which these human remains originate, discussing their future handling, and initiating restitution processes.

See More: Fully Funded Savvy Global Fellowship 2022 for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

The project focuses on human remains from Oceania and Africa. The Sensitive Provenances project is interdisciplinary and combines different methodological approaches from historical-critical provenance research, cultural anthropology, and biological anthropology. And, welcomes inquires and applications from potential fellows in these and related fields.

Financial Benefit from Volkswagen Foundation Fellowships

  • The scholarship holders will receive a monthly stipend of 2.100 €. Pending on individual circumstances, a replacement allowance and a family and childcare allowance can also be made available.
  • The travel costs to and from Göttingen will be covered. During the research stay in Göttingen, the scholarship holders will receive support in different organizational and content-related matters.
  • Pending on the pandemic situation and travel restrictions, each visiting fellow will be invited for a three months stay in Göttingen, in the second half of 2022 (specific dates are negotiable).
  • The visiting fellow, depending on the needs and specificities of their proposed project, will be connected to researchers and experts in the following fields.  History, cultural anthropology/ethnology, biological anthropology, provenance research, curatorial practice, museum practice, and exhibition organization. Or, more specifically with the Seminar for Medieval and Modern History, Institute of Cultural Anthropology/European Ethnology, Historical Anthropology and Human Ecology, Centre of Anatomy, Centre for Collections Development, or the newly established Forum Wissen.

Eligibility Required for Volkswagen Foundation Fellowships

We are seeking to award six short-term fellowships, each lasting from two to three months, for junior researchers from Africa and Oceania who would wish to engage with our project. We are open to all kinds of small projects that propose new perspectives, expand or challenge what we do. The topic, questions, research methods, and interests of the fellows are deliberately kept open in order to facilitate broad perspectives on collections of human remains, their colonial histories, and contemporary meanings and treatment. Queries from the fields of History & Archives, Museum Studies, Social & Cultural Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, Indigenous Studies, and related areas are welcomed. We also invite proposals for artistic research and interventions that critically engage with the main themes of the project.

Application Details

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until 01 March 2022. In order to apply, please send the following documents to Dr. Christian Vogel

  • Cover letter (specifying the motivations and interests of the candidate)
  • A description of the proposed project/activities for the period of the scholarship (max 1000 words)
  • CV

For further queries please contact Dr. Christian Vogel.

See More: World Bank Junior Professional Associates (JPA) Program 2022

Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.

Correspondingly, Join us on Telegram for more opportunities!

Similarly, Visit oyaop.com and oyaschool.com for more scholarship opportunities.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline01 March,2022
City Göttingen
Open toAll
OrganizerVolkswagen Foundation
Contact the organizer+49 551 39-0



Your email address will not be published. Fields marked with * are required.