Leibniz ScienceCampus: Coaching for PostDocs - Funding Applications and Project Proposals

Leipzig, Halle, Jena
Leibniz ScienceCampus Eastern Europe – Global Area (EEGA)
Lena Dallywater

The Leibniz ScienceCampus “Eastern Europe – Global Area” (EEGA) is committed to developing new research perspectives on Eastern Europe, engaging in knowledge exchange activities on the region with stakeholders, and promoting young researchers. It follows the idea that the multi-disciplinary and multi-faceted examination of processes of globalisation are a key for a better understanding of actual societal developments. The focus is on Eastern Europe’s diverse, tension-filled, and sometimes paradoxical globalisation projects “from within” and “from the outside”, and thus, on the self-positioning of Eastern European societies under the global condition.

The EEGA brings together interdisciplinary knowledge and expertise from researchers affiliated with both universities and research institutes in the Leipzig-Jena-Halle science region. Together with partners from the region, the EEGA explores the fields of migration and mobilities; business strategies and political economies; cultural and intellectual perspectives and identities; and political integration in a changing global arena. Overcoming prejudices and clichés, some of which are rooted in the era of the Cold War, and promoting an informed understanding of Eastern Europe in its diverse traditions and positions, developments and (internal) dynamics, are the primary mission.
Research Areas:

The EEGA focuses on five Research Areas:
- Research Area 1: Mobilities and Migration Regimes in Eastern Europe
(Coordination: Judith Miggelbrink and Helena Flam)
- Research Area 2: The Self-Positioning of Eastern Europe in a New World Order In-The-Making
(Coordination: Frank Hadler and Matthias Middell)
- Research Area 3: Business Strategies and Frameworks of Political Economies
(Coordination: Sebastian Henn, Thomas Glauben and Thorsten Posselt)
- Research Area 4: Cultural and Intellectual Perspectives and Identifications
(Coordination: Jürgen Heyde, Yvonne Kleinmann and Stefan Troebst)
- Research Area 5: Eastern Europe in Times of Europeanisation
(Coordination: Gert Pickel and Holger Lengfeld)

Applications must be related to the research focus of one or more research areas. Preparatory contact with the respective research area coordinators is strongly advised. As the EEGA is devoted to interdisciplinary approaches, applications which connect more than one member institution of the ScienceCampus are highly welcome.

We invite for applications for a research/coaching period with the EEGA in Leipzig, Halle or Jena. The stay may serve the preparation of an application for more extended funding by a national or international science foundation active in the field. The stay in the EEGA (Leipzig, Halle, Jena) includes individual coaching by experienced senior researchers and group sessions on intellectual, administrative, organizational and time-specific aspects of writing convincing funding applications and project proposals for submission at third party funding institutions. The duration of the stay relates to the scope and type of the application envisaged. It may not exceed 6 months. Start of funding is possible between 1 April and 1 October 2017.

Scholarship holders are asked to conceptualize, write and finalize a funding application for submission at a national or international science foundation active in the field. Successful applicants commit themselves to publish first results of the research done at EEGA in the Campus’ online journal or in form of a working paper (6-14 pages, Times New Roman, 11 pt). During their stay a presentation of the
project at internal colloquia of the partner institution(s) and within the EEGA forum is foreseen.

The Leibniz ScienceCampus EEGA supports successful applicants substantially as well as financially. Modes of funding range from individual scholarships (based on the current rates for research
fellowships of the German Research Foundation (DFG)) to a budget for teaching assignment(s) issued to the home institution of the scholarship holder. Fellowships are intended to cover the recipients’ costs of living in the Leipzig-Jena-Halle science region and may not be used to supplement grants from other funding organizations or income from employment.

Applications must include:
1. Motivation letter
2. CV (incl. current status of employment, research interests and fields of expertise)
3. Work plan / task schedule for period of funding with a convincing argument for the length of
the period the applicant wishes to spend with the EEGA
4. Preferred principal point of contact (researcher/institution) within the EEGA
5. Project proposal including a short comment of support by the research coordinator of the
respective research area
6. Equipment needed (e.g. library access, specific software, tools, resources, assistants)


Leibniz ScienceCampus Eastern Europe – Global Area (EEGA)
c/o Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography
Schongauerstraße 9, 04328 Leipzig, Germany
Phone +49 341 60055-266
Fax +49 341 60055-198

Leibniz ScienceCampus: Coaching for PostDocs - Funding Applications and Project Proposals, 01.04.2017 Leipzig, Halle, Jena, in: Connections. A Journal for Historians and Area Specialists, 10.02.2017, <www.connections.clio-online.net/event/id/termine-33259>.