International scholars Rachel Carson Center Fellowships in Germany 2018


Last updated on March 15th, 2018 at 08:35 pm

Applications are now been accepted for the International scholars Rachel Carson Center Fellowships in Germany 2018, all applications are to be submitted before the stated deadline, hurry now and apply.


The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society invites applications for its cohort of postdoctoral and senior fellows.The Rachel Carson Center Fellowships program, directed by Christof Mauch (LMU Munich) and Helmuth Trischler (Deutsches Museum) is designed to bring together excellent scholars who are working in environmental history and related disciplines.




Applicants’ research and writing should ideally pertain to the central theme of the RCC -transformations in environment and society.

School(Institutions/ Country): 

| Germany

Scholarship covers: 

The RCC will pay for a replacement of the successful candidate at his or her home institution; alternatively it will pay a stipend that is commensurate with experience and current employment. Fellowship funding is determined and negotiated on an individual basis between each fellow and the directors. The amount depends on numerous factors, including the fellow’s current salary level,  their level of experience, the number of people (partners, family members) accompanying the fellow, the duration of the fellowship, and the continuation of funding from their home institution. Fellows can either keep their salary—in this case the Carson Center replaces the salary at the fellow’s home institution—or they receive their own separate fellowship. Initially, fellows will be asked to classify themselves and make a suggestion for fellowship funding based on their current situation. It may serve as a point of orientation that the gross basic income of a chair at Bavarian universities is 64,000 euros, that of a tenured associate professor is around 52,000 euros, and that of a tenure-track junior professor (with one or two book publications) is 46,000 euros per annum.


Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 

Rachel Carson Center Fellowships are targeted for Scholars from around the world



The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society invites applications for its cohort of postdoctoral and senior fellows. The center will award Rachel Carson Center Fellowships to scholars from a variety of countries and disciplines.

  •  The outreach fellowship is intended for candidates whose work promotes public engagement with the topic of transformations in environment and society. They invite applications from documentary filmmakers and writers in particular.
  •  Scholars from the humanities should apply together with scholars from the sciences or field practitioners with the purpose of authoring a collaborative project.
  •  All members of the collaboration should plan to be in residence in Munich at the same time; alternately, a humanities scholar who is collaborating with someone at LMU Munich (or at another Munich institution) can also apply for an interdisciplinary scholarship.


Scholarship Application Method

Applications must be made in our online portal. The application portal will be open from 1 January to 31 January 2018.

It closes at midnight (Central European Time) on 31 January.Candidates are welcome to apply for more than one type of fellowship.

In such cases, the candidate should submit a new application for each fellowship type. If successful, the candidate will only be awarded one fellowship.The application should discuss the RCC’s core research theme “transformations in environment and society” in the project description or the cover letter and should include the following:

• Cover letter (750 words maximum)
• Curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum)
• Project description (1,000 words maximum)
• Research schedule for the fellowship period (300 words maximum)
• Names and contact information of three scholars as referees; these scholars should be people who know you and your work well.

Please note that we do not initially require letters, and we may not contact your referees.

Please note that in order to be eligible for all fellowships except the outreach fellowships, you must have completed your doctorate by the application deadline (31 January 2018).

Scholars already based in the greater Munich area are not eligible.You may write your application in either English or German; please use the language in which you are most proficient.

You will be notified about the outcome of your application by mid-May 2018.

For more information, please visit the Fellowship Applications – Frequently Asked Questions section of our website. Please consult this section before contacting us with questions.

‣ Scholarship Applications deadline:

Application submission for this program has passed but applicants are advised to continue checking the site for recent updates

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