Research Visit

This programme seeks to enhance international research cooperation and to support international mobility.

The Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz provides funding for 3 Research Visits for international early career researchers (Invited Research Visits), 3 Research Visits for international early career researchers from partner research institutions (Network Research Visits), as well as 3 Research Visits for Zukunftskolleg Fellows (Outgoing Research Visits).

In honour of the 25th anniversary of the Iaşi-Konstanz partnership, the Zukunftskolleg and the International Office of the University of Konstanz jointly provide funding for Network Research Visits for early career researchers from the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaṣi.

The duration of a Research Visit in either direction should range from one to three months. The grant will cover travel and accommodation costs.

Applications deadline: 15 February 2020

Invited Research Visit

The Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz provides funding for 3 Research Visits for international early career researchers lasting from one up to three months and based at the Zukunftskolleg.

Applications deadline: 15 February 2020

About

This call for funding seeks to enhance the international research cooperation of our fellows. The support measure funds temporary research stays from one up to three months by international early career researchers at the Zukunftskolleg. The aim of the Research Visits is to provide an opportunity to engage in a research project in collaboration with a Zukunftskolleg fellow at the University of Konstanz. Candidates must be nominated by a fellow of the Zukunftskolleg. No limitation is placed on the area of research within the humanities, natural and social sciences. Inter-departmental and inter-disciplinary study is encouraged.

Visiting researchers receive a working space in the Zukunftskolleg with all the usual research facilities and are expected to participate in all the Zukunftskolleg’s activities. Experimental projects in the natural sciences can only be supported if arrangements for lab space are made with the respective departments, since the Zukunftskolleg does not have any laboratory space of its own.

Funding will include round trip travel to Konstanz and up to EUR 800 per month toward ac-commodation in Konstanz. The Zukunftskolleg will not offer employment contracts for Research Visits.

Who is eligible for nomination?

  • Zukunftskolleg Postdoctoral, Hector and Research Fellows are invited to nominate inter-national early career researchers for the Research Visits. Nominees may not be based/working at a German research institution or university.
  • Nominees for Research Visits hold a doctorate or equivalent professional qualification. Consideration will be given to the academic record and the publications as well as their capacity to disseminate their views among an interdisciplinary community.
  • Nominees may not hold a permanent academic position or a professorship, or have a habilitation or equivalent (Venia legendi).
  • Fellows and nominees should sketch the proposed collaboration during and beyond the planned stay at the Zukunftskolleg. Please also provide evidence of any contact with other researchers at the Zukunftskolleg or at the University of Konstanz. A planned col-laboration with fellows currently at the Zukunftskolleg is mandatory for nomination.

Benefits for the visiting researcher

  • access to events organised by the Zukunftskolleg
  • The opportunity to present your research work to an interdisciplinary community at the Zukunftskolleg’s weekly Jour fixe
  • Interaction with a lively international community of peers and support with contacting oth-er researchers in your area of research;
  • Access to library resources
  • Access to IT services (institute e-mail address, IT account, WiFi network)
  • access to research support services (via Research Support and Academic Staff Development).

Obligations of the visiting researcher

  • Reside in Konstanz or nearby throughout the Research Visit (the Welcome Centre of the University of Konstanz will gladly provide support with all organisational aspects of relo-cating to Konstanz);
  • Contribute actively to interdisciplinary dialogue at the Zukunftskolleg during the weekly Jour Fixe meetings;
  • Engage with fellows and researchers in relevant departments at the University of Kon-stanz;
  • Present your work in a seminar or a public lecture;
  • Acknowledge Zukunftskolleg support in any publications resulting from the stay;
  • Write a short report on your activities and achievements (within 6 months of completing your Research Visit).

Nomination

Submit your nomination documents in English as a single PDF file to zukunftskolleg@uni-konstanz.de. Nominations should include:

  • A motivation letter presenting the benefits of the research visit for the Fellow and the visiting researcher;
  • A joint research project description (maximum 5 pages) by the Zukunftskolleg’s fellow and nominated visiting researcher;
  • CV and a copy of the nominee’s doctoral certificate;
  • Timeline for the proposed activities;
  • Expenditure plan.

Network Research Visit

The Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz provides funding for 3 Research Visits for international early career researchers lasting from one up to three months and based at the Zukunftskolleg.

Applications deadline: 15 February 2020

About

Research Visits at the Zukunftskolleg support temporary research stays up to three months by international early career researchers from partner research institutions and from within the network of University-based Institutes for Advanced Study (UBIAS) or the Network of European Institutes for Advanced Study (NetIAS). The aim of the Research Visits is to provide an opportunity to engage in a research project at the University of Konstanz, ideally in collaboration with a Zukunftskolleg fellow. No limitation is placed on the area of research within the humanities, natural and social sciences. Interdepartmental and interdisciplinary study is encouraged.

Visiting researchers receive a working space in the Zukunftskolleg with all the usual research facilities and are expected to participate in all the Zukunftskolleg’s activities. Experimental projects in the natural sciences can only be supported if arrangements for lab space are made with the respective departments, since the Zukunftskolleg does not have any laboratory space of its own.

Funding will include round trip travel to Konstanz and up to EUR 800 per month toward ac-commodation in Konstanz. The Zukunftskolleg will not offer employment contracts for Re-search Visits.

Who is eligible for nomination?

  • Applicants for Research Visits are affiliated or have been affiliated with one of the Zukunftskolleg’s partners or come from an Institute for Advanced Study within the networks of UBIAS or NetIAS.
  • They hold a doctorate or equivalent professional qualification. Consideration will be given to the academic record and the publications of all applicants as well as their capacity to disseminate their views among an interdisciplinary community.
  • Applicants may not hold a permanent academic position or a professorship, or have a habilitation or equivalent (Venia legendi).
  • Candidates should provide evidence of any contact they have had with researchers at the Zukunftskolleg or at the University of Konstanz, and of the proposed collaboration during and beyond their stay at the Zukunftskolleg. Preference may be given to applicants who plan to collaborate with fellows currently at the Zukunftskolleg.

Benefits for the visiting researcher

  • access to events organised by the Zukunftskolleg
  • The opportunity to present your research work to an interdisciplinary community at the Zukunftskolleg’s weekly Jour fixe
  • Interaction with a lively international community of peers and support with contacting oth-er researchers in your area of research;
  • Access to library resources
  • Access to IT services (institute e-mail address, IT account, WiFi network)
  • access to research support services (via Research Support and Academic Staff Development).

Obligations of the visiting researcher

  • Reside in Konstanz or nearby throughout the Research Visit (the Welcome Centre of the University of Konstanz will gladly provide support with all organisational aspects of relo-cating to Konstanz);
  • Contribute actively to interdisciplinary dialogue at the Zukunftskolleg during the weekly Jour Fixe meetings;
  • Engage with fellows and researchers in relevant departments at the University of Kon-stanz;
  • Present your work in a seminar or a public lecture;
  • Acknowledge Zukunftskolleg support in any publications resulting from the stay;
  • Write a short report on your activities and achievements (within 6 months of completing your Research Visit).

Application

Please submit your application documents in English as a single PDF file to zukunftskolleg@uni-konstanz.de. Applications should include:

  • Motivation letter including a brief description of the project´s scientific objectives. The description should be written for an interdisciplinary decision-making committee.
  • A research project description (maximum 5 pages);
  • CV and a copy of your doctoral certificate;
  • A short letter of support from a fellow at the Zukunftskolleg or a researcher employed at the University of Konstanz
  • A reference letter commenting on the applicant’s qualifications. The reference letter can be sent separately directly to zukunftskolleg@uni-konstanz.de;
  • Timeline for the proposed activities;
  • Expenditure plan

At the end of the visit, we expect a report on how the objectives of the research stay were or were not achieved (1 page).

Network Research Visit Iasi

In honour of the 25th anniversary of the Iaşi-Konstanz partnership, the Zukunftskolleg and the International Office of the University of Konstanz jointly provide funding for Network Research Visits for early career researchers from the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaṣiat the Zukunftskolleg. This offer is part of the current call for the 2020 Network Research Visit programme at the Zukunftskolleg.

Apllications deadline: 15 February 2020

About

This Research Visits programme at the Zukunftskolleg supports temporary research stays of one to three months by international early career researchers our partner university Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi. The aim of the Research Visits is to provide an opportunity to engage in a research project at the University of Konstanz, ideally in collaboration with a Zukunftskolleg fellow. No limitation is placed on the area of research within the humanities, natural and social sciences. Interdepartmental and interdisciplinary study is encouraged.

Visiting researchers receive a working space in the Zukunftskolleg with all the usual research facilities and are expected to participate in all the Zukunftskolleg’s activities. Experimental projects in the natural sciences can only be supported if arrangements for lab space are made with the respective departments, since the Zukunftskolleg does not have any laboratory space of its own.

Funding will include round trip travel to Konstanz and up to EUR 800 per month toward accommodation in Konstanz. The International Office will provide a DAAD-lump stipend of EUR 2.000 for each Research Visit. The Zukunftskolleg and International Office will not offer employment contracts for Research Visits.

Benefits for visiting researchers

  • Access to events organised by the Zukunftskolleg;
  • The opportunity to present your research work to an interdisciplinary community at the Zukunftskolleg’s weekly Jour Fixe;
  • Interaction with a lively international community of peers and support with contacting other researchers in your area of research;
  • Access to library resources;
  • Access to IT services;
  • Access to research support services (via Research Support and Academic Staff Development).

Obligations for visiting researchers

  • Reside in Konstanz or nearby throughout the Research Visit+ (the Welcome Centre of the University of Konstanz will gladly provide support with all organisational aspects of relocating to Konstanz);
  • Contribute actively to interdisciplinary dialogue at the Zukunftskolleg during the weekly Jour fixe meetings;
  • Engage with fellows and researchers in relevant departments at the University of Konstanz;
  • Present your work in a seminar or a public lecture;
  • Acknowledge Zukunftskolleg support in any publications resulting from the stay;
  • Write a short report on your activities and achievements (within 6 months of completing your Research Visit+).

Who is eligible for nomination?

  • Applicants for the Research Visit+ programme are affiliated with Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi.
  • They hold a doctorate or equivalent professional qualification. Consideration will be given to the academic record and the publications of all applicants as well as their capacity to disseminate their views among an interdisciplinary community.
  • Applicants may not hold a permanent professorship, or have a habilitation or equivalent (Venia legendi).
  • Candidates should provide evidence of any contact they have had with researchers at the Zukunftskolleg or at the University of Konstanz, and of the proposed collaboration during and beyond their stay at the Zukunftskolleg. Applicants who have initiated such contact before requesting funding will have a competitive advantage. Preference may be given to applicants who plan to collaborate with fellows currently at the Zukunftskolleg.

Application

Please submit your application documents in English as a single PDF file to
zukunftskolleg@uni-konstanz.de. Applications should include:

  • Motivation letter including a brief description of the project´s scientific objectives. The description should be written for an interdisciplinary decision-making committee.
  • A research project description (maximum 5 pages);
  • CV and a copy of your doctoral certificate;
  • A short letter of support from a fellow at the Zukunftskolleg or a researcher employed at the University of Konstanz
  • A reference letter commenting on the applicant’s qualifications. The reference letter can be sent separately directly to zukunftskolleg@uni-konstanz.de;
  • Timeline for the proposed activities;
  • Expenditure plan.

Outgoing Research Visit

The Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz provides funding for Research Visits for Zukunftskolleg Fellows for one to three months to either a partner institution or a location of the applicant’s choice.

Applications deadline: 15 February 2020

About

This support measure seeks to enhance the learning experiences of our fellows and support their international career paths. The programme provides funding for the Zukunftskolleg’s fellows to take on temporary assignments at a partner Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) OR any international research university. The Research Visits are intended to facilitate research collaboration or publications, enable new teaching experiences or provide for a scientific retreat for fellows to complete papers, books or project proposals. It offers an opportunity to finish ongoing work and/or to identify and explore new and innovative directions for future research. Moreover, fellows can establish stronger international networks within academia and consequently advance their own career development.

We encourage fellows to invest ample time into their Research Visits. Thus, the duration of temporary assignments should range from one to three months. The grant may be used to cover travel and accommodation costs. The fellow’s salary will continue to be paid by the Zukunftskolleg during the temporary assignment.

Who may apply?

Zukunftskolleg Postdoctoral, Hector and Research Fellows are invited to apply for Research Visits if their fellowships are scheduled to end after their return from abroad (ideally 3 months should be left in the fellowship period upon return).

Host institutions

Fellows can choose from a list of partner institutions OR identify and contact host institutions fellows themselves. The external host should provide fellows with working infrastructure (office, IT, library/lab access, etc.) and administrative support with organisational matters during their one to six month stay. Ideally, programme participants will promote scholarly collaboration across disciplines while profiting from the career supporting measures at each host institution.

If you choose a partner Institute for Advanced Study as your host institution, no letter of intent is necessary, as the Zukunftskolleg and the listed partner IAS have already agreed on the terms of Research Visits. After the successful application, the Zukunftskolleg Central Office will forward the fellow’s documents and discuss possible dates and capacities with the respective partner institute. Please find a current list of partner institutes below.

  • Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences – Singapore
  • Collegium Helveticum – Zurich/ Switzerland
  • Darwin College – Cambridge/ United Kingdom
  • Israel Institute for Advanced Studies – Jerusalem/ Israel
  • Martin Buber Society – Jerusalem/ Israel
  • Waseda Institute for Advanced Study – Tokyo/ Japan

We are continuously enlarging and deepening our institutional ties worldwide. We will keep you updated on new partnerships. Please find the profiles of all IAS partners in our intranet and additional information on our website.

If you choose to select a different host institution, you will need the host to specify its commitment in a letter of intent. Templates are available from the Central Office. As the Zukunftskolleg is member in the NetIAS (Network of European Institutes for Advanced Study) and UBIAS network (University-based Institutes for Advanced Study) a Research Visit at any of the affiliated institutes is recommended. More details are available from the Central Office (Daniela Kromrey).

The Outgoing Centre of the University provides support with planning and preparing for a research stay abroad (Contact: Dr. Anke Hagedorn, Director Outgoing Centre; E-mail: Anke.Hagedorn@uni-konstanz.de).

Application

Submit your application documents in English as a single PDF file to zukunftskolleg@uni-konstanz.de. Applications should include:

  • A letter of motivation (max. 2 pages) explaining the planned objectives for your stay abroad as well as your choice of partner institute OR external host of your own choice;
  • In case of research institution of own choice: documentation of interest in the cooperation (i.e. formal letter of intent) and a brief profile of the institution/university;
  • Timeline for the proposed activities;
  • Expenditure plan.

At the end of the visit, we expect a report on how the objectives of the research stay were or were not achieved (1 page).

Winners of a Research Visit hitherto

2019-02

  • The effect of social and individual information in regulating the foraging behaviour in bumblebee colonies - Ebi Antony George  (Biology); National Centre for Biological Sciences, India; Invited Research Visit
  • Symbiotic Entanglements of Humans and Non-Humans in the Anthropocene: Ethnographic Perspectives from South America - Juan Javier Rivera Andía (History and Sociology); Department of Anthropology/ University of Bonn, Germany; Network Research Visit
  • Collective Intentionality, Counter-Intentionality: Analytic Philosophy, Phenomenology - Sergiu Sava (Philosophy); Al. I. Cuza University of Iasi, Romania;  Network Research Visit

2019

  • "Technology and Transnational Modernism: Gottfried Benn’s Fascist Aesthetics"
    - John Hoffmann (Dept. of Literature, John Hopkins Univ., USA) has been invited by Udith Dematagoda for a six-month research visit