Rachel Carson Center Munich Fellowship Program
Call for Applications
The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society invites applications for its 2011-2012 class
of postdoctoral and senior fellows. The fellowship program, directed by Christof Mauch
(LMU Munich/Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität) and Helmuth Trischler (Deutsches Museum)
is designed to bring to Munich a cohort of excellent scholars who are working in the environmental
humanities and related disciplines.
The Center will award fellowships to scholars from around the globe and from a variety of disciplines.
Research and writing of applicants should preferably pertain to one (or more) of the topics
that will be at the core of the Center’s 2011-2012 research agenda:
Environmental Ethics, Politics, and Movements
Resource Use and Conservation
Transformation of Landscapes
Applications that deal with past and future topics of the Center will also be considered. They include:
Environmental Knowledge and Knowledge Societies
Natural Disasters and Cultures of Risk
The program is a writing fellowship program; the Carson Center does not sponsor field trips or archival research. Fellowships will usually be granted for periods of 6, 9 or 12 months but they can also be granted for 3 months or be broken up into individual 3 month periods. Fellows are expected to be in residence, to work on a major research project, attend the weekly Carson colloquium and present their research at the Center.
The Carson Center will pay for a replacement of the successful candidate at his or her home institution; alternatively it will pay a fellowship that is commensurate with experience and current employment.
The deadline for applications is March 15, 2011. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, project description (3,000 words maximum), research schedule for the fellowship period, and the names of three scholars who might serve as references. While applicants may write in either English or German, we recommend that they use the language in which they are most proficient. They will be notified about the outcome of their application within approximately two months of the deadline given above. Please send applications (electronically only) in PDF or Word format via e-mail to CarsonCenter@lmu.de
For more information about the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, visit the website at: www.carsoncenter.uni-muenchen.de