The Department of Political and Social Sciences has established three funds, an academic training funds, a mobility funds as well as a research pool and invites the department´s young researchers to apply for funding.
In addition to that external institutions provide us with information on their announcements of funds, colloquia, grants or vacancies they wish to share with our young scientists.
On this web page we would like to share current information on any announcement that has been brought to our attention with you.
Academic Training Funds of the Department (German/English)
This funds is aimed at
all doctoral students of our department (regardless of their employment) as well as
the junior researcher who are employed as Post-Docs with the defined goal Habilitation
who need a specific academic training in order to realize their doctoral or post-doctoral project.
Mobility Funds of the Department (German)
The department wishes to enable the budget-financed members of its young academic staff to present their papers to the audience of an international congress or conference and to ease their access to the international science community with the aid of this funds.
Research Pool of the Department (German)
Both the young researchers and the full professors of the department are invited to apply for start up financing for research initiatives, provided they are interdisciplinary and involve researchers belonging to more than one of the department´s institutes (End of current application period: July 19th, 2019).
Gerda Henkel Foundation
The Gerda Henkel Foundation offer a variety of funding programmes suitable for political or social scientists, among them
"Security, Society and State"
Application deadline: November 29th, 2019
Open Research Area for the Social Sciences (ORA)
On order to strengthen international cooperation in the field of social sciences, wishing to fund high quality scientific research within their own countries, and aware that some of the best research can be delivered by working with the best researchers internationally, ANR, DFG, ESRC and SSHRC are launching a sixth ORA call for proposals in order to fund the best joint research projects in social sciences. The scheme will provide funding for integrated projects by researchers coming from at least three of the fours subscribing countries - in any combination of three or more countries.
Application deadline: September 18th, 2019
Kalliope Award for Practical Migration Research
With the Kalliope Award for Practical Migration Research, the German Emigration Center Foundation supports scientific work and (university) projects whose research results help cultural and educational institutions to communicate migration sustainably and globally. Of particular interest here are research projects that illustrate the social changes brought about by migration. The aim is also to promote cooperation between universities, non-university research institutions and museums in order to make the results of research in museums accessible to a broad public.
The prize money amounts to € 20,000.
Application deadline: September 15th, 2019
Gerald D. Feldman-Reisebeihilfen
The Max Weber Foundation (MWS), supported by the Peters-Beer Foundation and the Marga und Kurt Möllgaard Foundation in the Donors' Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities, awards "Gerald D. Feldman travel grants" once a year to internationally oriented young scientists.
The Gerald D. Feldman travel grants support young scientists in the qualification phase during short research stays abroad and thus promote transnational research work that gives new and original impulses to the humanities and social sciences.
Application deadline: October 4th, 2019
China Travel Scholarships
Since 2018, the Max Weber Foundation - German Humanities Institutes Abroad (MWS), supported by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, has been awarding annual travel grants (initially for three years) to scientists (doctoral and postdoctoral candidates) in Sinology or related subjects who, in their professional qualification phase, are concerned with China's history, language or culture in the broadest sense and whose research requires a stay abroad.
The China Travel Scholarships are aimed at doctoral students, postdoctoral students in Sinology or related subjects who, in their professional qualification phase, are concerned with China's history, language or culture in the broadest sense and for whose research a stay in China is indispensable.
Application deadline: October 18th, 2019
Research Grants of the Martin Buber Society of Fellows
The Martin Buber Society of Fellows aims at fostering interdisciplinaryand intercultural academic discourse at the highest level among outstanding young post-doctoral scholars. Each year the Academic Committee of the Martin Buber Society of Fellows selects up to ten exceptionally gifted young scholars who have either completed their PhD at an Israeli or German university or are Israeli or German citizens who have completed their PhD in any country. Applicants must have attained their PhD degree between October 1st, 2015 and July 1st, 2020. Application is open for those specializing in any field of the Humanities or of the Social Sciences.
Application deadline: November 4th, 2019
The Young Scientist of the Year
Every year, the "academics Nachwuchspreis" honours young scientists who have a lasting positive influence on science, research and development through their outstanding commitment.
Application deadline: September 30th, 2019.
The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and Leopoldina are requesting proposals for the election of 10 new members to the Junge Akademie by October 31st, 2019.
Candidates should have completed their doctorate no longer than 7 years ago. Parental leave will be taken into account on a case-by-case basis.