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Visiting Fellowships for PhD candidates

The DFG Collaborative Research Centre 1369 “Cultures of Vigilance. Transformations – Spaces – Techniques” at the LMU Munich, one of the leading research universities in Europe, is advertising

up to four visiting scholarships for PhD candidates

starting from January 2024, for a period of three to six months each. Scholarships can start between January and December 2024 and extend into 2025. Scholarship awardees will receive a monthly grant of EUR 1356. Additional funding amounting to EUR 103 to cover cost of materials is provided, as well as child allowance if applicable. Travel expenses to and from Munich at the beginning and end of the three- or six-month-term will be covered.

Collaborative research centres (CRC) are institutions that are established at German universities and funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for a period of up to twelve years. The centres enable researchers to pursue outstanding research programmes in interdisciplinary academic environments. The CRC 1369 “Cultures of Vigilance” aims to research the historical and cultural foundations of vigilance. Within this context, “vigilance” refers to a linking of individual attentiveness to goals set by others. This linking occurs on an everyday basis, be it in the realm of public security, religion, law, or the healthcare sector; wherever and whenever we are asked to pay attention to something specific and, if necessary, also to react to, or report anything we have noticed in a specific way. The CRC’s goal is to analyse the history, cultural variations and current forms of this phenomenon. Subdivided into three interdisciplinary research areas (transformations, spaces, practices), the CRC includes 18 research projects, as well as a graduate school, with researchers stemming from different faculties and academic fields, which include the subjects History, Law, Criminology, Anthropology, History of Medicine, Italian Literature, Modern as well as Medieval German Literature, English Literature and Japanese Studies. For more information on the CRC and its graduate school please visit: www.sfb1369.uni-muenchen.de

Visiting fellows to the CRC will automatically become members of the graduate school and will be able to take part in all events held during their stay. Fellows are expected to live in Munich throughout the course of their fellowship and to actively participate in graduate school activities and attend general events organised by the CRC. All fellows will be provided with office space within the centre of Munich (and so easily accessible by public transport), although will have to ensure that any necessary visas and health insurance are applied for. The CRC does not provide accommodation for visiting fellows but can help with recommendations and useful addresses.


The fellowships are aimed at PhD candidates whose dissertation projects are clearly related to the thematic and disciplinary framework of the CRC. The language of communication within the CRC 1369 is German. German language skills are therefore recommended, but not mandatory. Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given preference. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications can be submitted in English or German and should include:
- a letter of motivation of one page
- an outline of your dissertation project of three to five pages
- a CV, including a list of publications if applicable
- academic certificates

We would like to inform you that we currently do not have any available scholarship positions. Please stay informed about future opportunities on our website.

For any questions about applications or the graduate school please contact Elke Wienhausen-Knezevic Elke.Wienhausen-Knezevic@lrz.uni-muenchen.de).

For any questions relating to the CRC “Cultures of Vigilance” more broadly, please contact the general manager Dr. Alexander Zons (alexander.zons@lmu.de).