Lichtenberg-Kolleg Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

The Lichtenberg-Kolleg together with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the VolkswagenStiftung invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships .

The potential candidates are promising young scholars in their post-doctoral research phase based at institutions in the U.S. who want to strengthen their research capacity in a specific field of the humanities that can be expected to have a strong impact on their individual research profile and expertise.

Opening its doors in 1737 Göttingen quickly established itself as one of Europe’s leading Enlightenment universities. Named after one of the most important and versatile representatives of the Göttingen Enlightenment, the Lichtenberg-Kolleg is an interdisciplinary research institute with a strong focus not only on the Enlightenment(s), but also on “bridges” between the human and natural sciences and on issues of religion and modernity.

For the period August 2014 to July 2015 we are inviting junior scholars to join one of the research teams for the study of either:

The Nature of Man in the European and Atlantic Enlightenment(s)”

The Ethics of Living: Questions of Justice, Poverty, Life and Death in the Human and Natural sciences”

Religious Toleration in the Modern World: Theory and Practice ” in cooperation with the Herzog August Library Wolfenbüttel

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions regarding your application: lichtenbergkolleg@zvw.uni-goettingen.de