Mecila (Maria Sibylla Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America) invites candidates to apply for Mecila Junior Fellowship Program 2020 in Brazil. The program is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and established in São Paulo in April 2017, Mecila invites candidates to apply for its Junior Fellowships. Successful applicants will have 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.
- Develop an independent research project in the field of conviviality-inequality, making a contribution to the Research Areas of the project.
- Participate actively in the Centre’s activities (including the weekly colloquia) as well as 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 contribution, 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.
Candidates must have the following qualifications in order to participate in Mecila Junior Fellowship Program 2020 in Brazil
- Doctoral degree in the humanities or the social sciences obtained within the last 5 years from the date of application. In addition to that, a track record of training, research, and publications on Mecila’s subject areas.
- Excellent command of the English language. Also, an ability to and interest in actively participating in an international, interdisciplinary, and collective research environment.
- Furthermore, an appropriately ambitious research project of relevance to Mecila that will enhance the applicant’s career prospects.
This is a fully-funded position with a stipend. The monthly stipend is above average, covering local living costs.
Candidates must send the following documents in English, Spanish or Portuguese via e-mail in a single pdf attachment to the Coordination Office in São Paulo ([email protected]). The last day to submit application 15 January 2020.
- Motivation letter (max. 500 words).
- Research outline describing current research and envisaged contribution to the Centre (max. 1.500 words).
- Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications.
- Two recent writing samples: journal article (published or forthcoming), book chapter or thesis chapter.
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