Call for Proposals
Research Scholarship by the Gerda Henkel Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany
Application Deadline: May 24, 2017
The special program "Islam, the Modern Nation State and Transnational Movements" is aimed at researchers who, with an eye to current developments, are examining the emergence of political movements in the Islamic world at the national and/or transnational level. Historical studies are encouraged and supported, together with projects in the areas of religious, cultural or political science:
What emancipatory, what modern elements does political Islam promise and integrate?
What developments, what connections, what similarities in the key categories, interpretations and claims are to be drawn between pan-Arabism and pan-Islamism at the close of the 19th century and the movements of today?
What historical self-descriptions are recognizable in the concepts?
Via what specific ideas of communalization can social radicalization and mobilization for violence be legitimized?
The special program takes a look at the dynamics between Islamic teachings, Islamism, nationalism and transnational orientations and environments. Scientific discussion of the countries and regions of the Islamic world should bring together expertise possessing regional and thematic focus in order to allow the problems associated with areas of conflict to be expounded upon, particularly with regard to global influences and processes of cultural exchange.
Proposals will be supported that address the particularities and contexts of cultural and historical environments and relationships. The projects' deliverables should be able to make a contribution to diverse and expert discussions in public and political circles. Applications for research scholarships can be made directly by Postdocs or scholars with Post-Doctoral Lecture Qualification.
A research scholarship is usually applied for by one scholar who will work on a specific project on his own. The simultaneous receipt of salary or retirement pension and a research scholarship is not possible. The period of support for Foundation stipend holders working on Ph.D. or research projects can be extended by up to 12 months if the holder becomes a parent during the period covered by the stipend and has an entitlement to maternity or parental leave. Individual arrangements must be discussed with the Foundation’s administrative office.
More information at: www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de