Autumn 2015 Fellowship at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research

Autumn 2015 Fellowship at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research

Deadline: January 4, 2015

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research, a research institute of the University of Duisburg-Essen, invites applications for fellowships roughly beginning in October 2015. Fellows will join the Centre for a period of six to twelve months. By building a learning community, researchers from different disciplines and world regions develop an innovative framework for contemporary cooperation research that enables the exploration of new options for global public policy.

The Centre’s research in 2015 will focus on ‘Micro-Politics and Patterns of Legitimation in International Negotiation Arenas’. They invite theoretical and conceptual contributions, discourse and narrative analysis, and also welcome empirical case studies on the role of state and non-state actors in global and regional negotiation processes.

They are especially interested in projects that bring together insights from interaction between individual and group levels of cooperation in the context of collective action problems (micro-macro nexus). Furthermore, the interface between global and regional negotiation processes is of particular importance for them.

Fellowship Details

Fellowships include a working space in fully equipped offices and a competitive stipend commensurate with the applicant’s level of professional experience.

Fellows are expected to contribute to the Centre’s overall line of research and embrace its inter- and multidisciplinary environment. Regular attendance at the Centre is thus required, implying residency in Duisburg or the Rhine-Ruhr region in most cases.



  • Fellowships is open to researchers and scholars in the fields of the humanities and social sciences (including social psychology), as well as economics, law and the natural sciences.
  • If you are a scholar in economics, law and the natural sciences, the proposed research project must not require laboratory facilities and should relate to the humanities and social sciences, in particular questions of global cooperation
  • Female researchers and scholars from the Global South are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application Process

  • Applications (in English) should contain a cover letter, your CV with publication list, a concise research proposal (3-5 pages) plus one relevant publication.
  • Please indicate your preferred period of stay and submit your application electronically using their website.

For questions on this call, contact Mr. Matthias Schuler ([email protected]).

For more information, visit Centre for Global Cooperation Research.