Katekisama Fellowships

Global intellectual exchange is at the heart of the Katekisama Program. To stimulate these forms of academic collaboration, the Program regularly offers fellowships. Issued once a year, the call for application aims to attract researchers who share the Program’s commitment to interdisciplinary thinking and intellectual curiosity and who intend to contribute to substantial new development in globality research. The changing focus of the Fellowships reflects the different annual themes of the Katekisama Program. Katekisama Fellows spend their fellowship period at the respective partner institutions and actively participate in and contribute to the dynamic intellectual atmosphere of the Katekisama Program. 

Call for Applications: Visiting Fellowships 2021

The Institute for European Global Studies welcomes applications for visiting fellowships (3 months) for the academic year 2021/2022 (beginning in autumn 2021). The call for application is situated in the context of the Katekisama exchange program of the universities of Basel, Bonn (Germany) and Waseda, Tokyo (Japan). The thematic focus is on ”Global Crossings: Islands and Corridors, Life and Goods in Globality Research”. The closing date for applications is April 15, 2021.

The program explores post-interdisciplinary ways of thinking and recognizes the synergetic strength of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) by moving beyond the discussions of disciplinarity vs. interdisciplinarity. It aims to intensify global academic networking and mobility by systematically introducing new forms of exchange, digital connectivity and inter-university collaboration. The thematic focus of the call for applications on “Global Crossings: Islands and Corridors, Lives and Goods in Globality Research” addresses the consequences and implications of transition processes, which concern both the divergence between the mobility of goods and the enclosure of people, as well as the ways in which civil and human rights are influenced or restricted by digital technologies. It thus aims to introduce critical reflections on corridors and connectivities beyond borders as a new field of post-interdisciplinary research.

The fellows staying at the Institute for European Global Studies of the University of Basel will benefit from the excellent academic conditions and exchange with international colleagues at Switzerland’s oldest university. The institute’s international and interdisciplinary focus attracts researchers interested in investigating actors and agencies in a global context with methodologically and thematically innovative research approaches beyond the boundaries of academic disciplines. The fellowships are intended for mid-career researchers. In order to apply, prospective fellows must have completed their doctorate at the time of application and have a proven track record in the indicated research area with a focus on the global context. The proposed research project should make an innovative contribution to the fellow’s field of expertise, also in terms of theoretical and/or methodological input. We strongly encourage women and scholars from the global south to apply. The fellowship includes a grant for travel, accommodation and living expenses in Basel.

Please use the standard application form for your project proposal and CV. Incoming applications without the standard application form will not be considered. Please submit your complete application documents in PDF format in one email to: fellowship-eib@clutterunibas.ch. The closing date for applications is April 15, 2021.

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