Junior Researcher (PostDoc) (m/f/d) Interdisciplinary Centre for European Studies
At the Interdisciplinary Centre for European Studies (ICES) of the European University of Flensburg, a position limited to one year has been filled since 01.03.2020 in the scientific field (PostDoc) (pay group 13 TV-L, 75 %) to occupy. If necessary, you can modify the start of employment for the person to be hired in the case of preliminary contractual commitments.
Within the framework of the advertised position, an application to the German Research Foundation (DFG) should be developed and submitted to the DFG with the aim of funding the 'own position' and thus continuing the academic activity at the European University of Flensburg (EUF) (e.g. in the DFG funding lines "Sachbeihilfe", Emmy Noether Programme). The aim of the EUF is to use this start-up funding to provide access to further qualification and employment perspectives and thereby contribute to the promotion of young researchers.
In this year's call for proposals, young researchers with research experience in the humanities and social sciences can apply. In particular, scientists* who are interested in the research axes of the Interdisciplinary Centre for European Studies (ICES) and the disciplines represented in the ICES Directorate (sociology, economics, political science, philosophy, media studies) are invited to apply. However, the call is not limited to research projects within these disciplines.
ICES is the interdisciplinary European research centre of the European University of Flensburg. Scientists* of the university are networked here across disciplines, institutes and universities. ICES offers an innovative, interdisciplinary environment that enables young scientists in particular to jointly develop new explanatory approaches and innovative proposals. The research axes are: Justice & Democracy', 'Welfare & Work', 'Culture & Identity', 'Communication & Evidence'; the overarching research programme focuses on questions of 'Peripheries & Centrality
An application must be submitted to the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) with the funding module 'Eigene Stelle' (own position), which must be submitted no later than the end of the position.
A written report on the submission and the DFG's decision on the submitted proposal must be submitted to*the Vice President* for Research.
At the end of the (post) term, the proposal should be presented at a public university event (e.g. conference, colloquium, workshop).
Eligible to apply are all young researchers with a doctorate from the EUF as well as young researchers with a doctorate from other universities or research institutions whose doctorates have been awarded at least "magna cum laude" and who work in the field of European research in the humanities and social sciences.
The condition for the award is the settlement of the project applied for and the own position at the EUF.
Requirements for the application:
Young scientists can apply for this position with an exposé of max. five pages. An attached synopsis must clearly state how the proposed project is to be anchored in the EUF. The research project to be applied for must be concisely described in terms of content, scope and objective. The state of the art of the research as well as own preliminary work are to be presented. In order to assess the technical quality of the proposal, a recommendation by an external expert with reference to the quality of the proposal and the existence of a research gap must be submitted.
The application must contain the following information:
- max. five-page exposé plus literature
- a letter of recommendation for the exposé
- scientific curriculum vitae with the usual particulars
The EUF would like to promote the diversity of biographies and competences in its employment relationships. We expressly welcome applications from people with a migration background. Persons with severe disabilities are given priority if they are suitable. The European University of Flensburg strives for a balanced gender relationship in all employment groups.
Further information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Monika Eigmüller, Tel.: 0461 / 805-2243, e-mail: email@example.com). Ms. Alsen (telephone: 0461/805-2819, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) is available to answer any questions you may have regarding civil servant or collective bargaining law as well as questions on the procedure.
Are you interested? Then we look forward to receiving your written application. Please send your informative application by 30.11.2019 (date of receipt) to the Presidium of the European University Flensburg, attn. Ms. Alsen, personal/confidential, reference number 491983, Postfach 29 54, 24919 Flensburg. We expressly refrain from submitting photographs/application photos and therefore ask you to refrain from doing so.
ICES Call for Conference Proposals (2019)
The Interdisciplinary Centre for European Studies (ICES), welcomes proposals from EUF scientific staff members who are interested in organising an international conference at the EUF in the field of European Studies.
With this call, we want to encourage you to apply for third party funding to finance your scientific conference. Potential sources for funding are, for example, the DFG or the Fritz-Thyssen Foundation.
ICES will support you in setting up a DFG proposal and will finance the conference in case your proposal is not successful! ICES is able to cover costs up to 8,000 Euro, allowing for either one large or two small conferences/ workshops to be funded.
Please provide a brief request (1 page), including a short description of the conference topic, organisers, intended date, and the expected number of participants, as well as a budget plan. The application can be sent in English or German. Being an interdisciplinary research centre, we particularly encourage proposals for conferences that are co-organised by academics from different EUF institutes.
ICES call for conference proposals (2018)
The Interdisciplinary Centre for European Studies, ICES, welcomes proposals from EUF scientific staff members who are interested in organising an international conference at the EUF in the field of European Studies.
With this call, we want to encourage you to apply for DFG funding within their programme "International Scientific Events". The DFG funds events such as international congresses, symposia, colloquia and workshops, international scientific conferences, annual meetings, and bilateral events. The grant can be used to pay for staff costs, room rental (including utilities), instrumentation and equipment, printed materials, office supplies, postage costs, travel allowance (travel and accommodation costs). The proposal has to be sent six months prior to the planned event. For more information see
When applying for conference funding you need to have a conference programme with a confirmed list of speakers already in the proposal stage. If your proposal is not successful, you have to decline the invitation extended to potential speakers. This fact often discourages from organising an international conference or workshop. The ICES call for proposals aims at offering a possibility to request speakers without the common reserve "in case it is funded".
ICES will support you in setting up a DFG proposal and will finance the conference in case your proposal is not successful! ICES is able to cover costs up to 10.000 Euro. This means that either one large or two small conferences / workshops will be funded.
Please provide a brief request (1 page), including a short description of the conference topic, organisers, intended date, and the expected number of participants, as well as a 1-page budget plan. The application can be sent in English or German. Being an interdisciplinary research centre, we encourage particularly proposals for conferences co-organised by academics from different EUF institutes.
We look forward to receiving your proposal. Please send them to email@example.com latest by 01.03.2018.
ICES Summer Visiting Fellowship (Deadline: 15.03.2018)
The newly founded Interdisciplinary Centre for European Studies (ICES) at Europa-Universität Flensburg is pleased to invite applications for its 2018 summer visiting fellowship. This is an opportunity for senior scholars working in the field of European Studies to develop and elaborate on project ideas or forthcoming publications. Situated on the campus of Europa-Universität Flensburg in the beautiful seaside town of Flensburg, in close proximity to both Denmark and the Baltic Sea, ICES offers ideal conditions for academic scholarship and exchange in an inspiring environment.
The ICES Summer Visiting Fellowship is a three-month, on-site fellowship for the period of May-July, 2018. The residency is meant to give the visitor a chance to exchange ideas and research with other scholars working within the ICES research community and to immerse her- or himself in the vibrant interdisciplinary atmosphere of the centre. In addition to a fully equipped workplace and access to all university resources and services, the fellow will receive a grant to cover the costs of her or his travel to Flensburg, a 500-euro stipend for travel within Germany and Europe during the fellowship term, and free accommodation in Flensburg. The ICES fellow is expected to present on her or his research and to be present in Flensburg for a minimum of six out of twelve weeks.
ICES encourages senior scholars of European Studies from the humanities or the social sciences to apply for this year's summer fellowship. For the application, please send a detailed cover letter and CV together with your project and publication record to the director of ICES by 15th of March 2018: Prof. Monika Eigmüller, firstname.lastname@example.org.