Rachel Carson Center Munich Fellowship Program - Deadline: March 15, 2011

*Rachel Carson Center Munich - Fellowship Program*

*Call for Applications*

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society invites applications for its
2011-2012 class
of postdoctoral and senior fellows. The fellowship program, directed by Christof Mauch
(LMU Munich/Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität) and Helmuth Trischler (Deutsches Museum)
is designed to bring to Munich a cohort of excellent scholars who are working in the
humanities and related disciplines.

The Center will award fellowships to scholars from around the globe and from a variety
of disciplines.
Research and writing of applicants should preferably pertain to one (or more) of the
that will be at the core of the Center's 2011-2012 research agenda:

Environmental Ethics, Politics, and Movements
Resource Use and Conservation
Transformation of Landscapes

Applications that deal with past and future topics of the Center will also be
considered. They include:

Environmental Knowledge and Knowledge Societies
Natural Disasters and Cultures of Risk
Ecological Imperialism

The program is a writing fellowship program; the Carson Center does not sponsor field
trips or
archival research. Fellowships will usually be granted for periods of 6, 9 or 12 months
but they can
also be granted for 3 months or be broken up into individual 3 month periods. Fellows
are expected
to be in residence, to work on a major research project, attend the weekly Carson
colloquium and
present their research at the Center.

The Carson Center will pay for a replacement of the successful candidate at his or her
institution; alternatively it will pay a fellowship that is commensurate with experience
and current

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2011. Applications should include a cover
curriculum vitae, project description (3,000 words maximum), research schedule for the
period, and the names of three scholars who might serve as references. While applicants
write in either English or German, we recommend that they use the language in which they
most proficient. They will be notified about the outcome of their application within
two months of the deadline given above. Please send applications (electronically only)
in PDF or
Word format via e-mail to


For more information about the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society,
visit the website at: www.carsoncenter.uni-muenchen.de

Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Leopoldstraße 11a
80802 München
Phone: ++49 89 2180 7232
Fax: ++49 89 2180 72353