Fellowships & Grants: September 9, 2013

Beginning in January 2014, the Interdisciplinary Centre of East Asian 
Studies (IZO) at Goethe University Frankfurt/Main
will launch a new 
research project Protecting the weak with support from the Volkswagen Foundations initiative Key Issues for Academia and Society. The project investigates how new public claims for the protection of weak groups and interests in contemporary Japan and China are gaining social acceptance against the historical backdrop of East Asian constructions of modernity. Based on four comparative case studies devoted to (1) disaster victims, (2) employee wellbeing, (3) cultural heritage and (4) animal welfare, the project members will analyze the interactive processes of protecting the weak at the intersections of international and domestic spheres (for details: www.izo.uni-frankfurt.de/44349637/Protecting-the-Weak). Within the framework of this interdisciplinary research project, the  faculties of law (FB01), economics (FB02), social sciences (FB03) and  linguistics, cultures, and arts (FB09) at Goethe University are  searching for candidates to fill 8 Ph.D./Post Doc Positions (E13 TV-G-U, part-time) subject to receiving funding by VolkswagenStiftung, initially for 
three years. The successful Post Doc/PhD applicants are expected to investigate one of the topics (1)  (4) mentioned above with regard either to Japan or China.
1 Post Doc Position (E 13 TV-G-U, fulltime) subject to receiving funding by VolkswagenStiftung , initially for  three years. The successful candidate will do research on the history of the reception and appropriation of foreign ideas on protecting the weak in late 19th and early 20th century Japan and China. He or she will also examine the question of how the emergence of modern practices of 
protection is related to indigenous traditions of philanthropy and religious beliefs. Eligibility: Candidates must hold an excellent masters (Post Doc: doctoral) degree or equivalent in Chinese studies, Japanese studies, history, law, economics/management, political sciences, sociology or other relevant disciplines. Proficiency in English as well as Japanese and/or Chinese is essential.  All candidates must be willing and able to regularly participate in the activities of the integrative research project. We offer an inspiring interdisciplinary research environment, a thriving international network, and
special funds for research in Japan or China. To apply, send your cover letter, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, sample of publications and/or a short summary of your Master thesis/outline of your Ph.D. dissertation as well as names and contact details of two referees until 30.09.2013 via email to Prof. Dr. Heike Holbig (Holbig@soz.uni-frankfurt.de).Goethe University Frankfurt is an equal opportunity/affirmative-action employer. In case of equality of qualification and suitability of applicants, the applications made by female researchers will be given preferential consideration. We also encourage and welcome applications from disabled persons.

Post Doctoral Fellowships for Candidates from India and China at the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Fields: Everything including  Humanities, Social, Life and Natural Sciences. People dealing with Asian Studies (China, Japan, Korea, India, Tibet, Central Asia, Mongolia) are especially encouraged to apply. Deadline:  October 17,  2013 Fellowship Begins: October  1, 2014.
With the support of the planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education, the Hebrew University is offering postdoctoral fellowships to outstanding candidates who are citizens of India and China for the coming academic year 2014/15. The grant will begin October 1, 2014.  Citizens of India and China who completed their PhD at a leading institution outside India and China are also eligible to apply. The amount of the grant is 100,000 NIS per year and can be awarded for up to three years. 2/3rds of the grant will be funded by the Council for Higher Education, and the remaining 1/3rd will be funded by the faculty member/department/Faculty. To be eligible for these grants the candidates must have completed their doctorates after November 1, 2010. It is possible to consider candidates who have submitted their doctoral dissertations, even if the PhD degree has not yet been approved. Postdoctoral fellows who began their postdoctoral training at the Hebrew University prior to the application deadline (Nov. 1, 2013) are nto eligible for this fellowship. For details, application forms and required materials please visit: http://international.huji.ac.il/en/programs/post-docs/postdoc-fellowships-for-indian-and-chinese-nationals.