The Annemarie Schimmel Fellowship

Annemarie Schimmel’s life and work has built bridges between East and West, between Islam and Christianity and has inspired researchers of religion around the globe. On the occasion of her 100th birthday, the Annemarie Schimmel Fellowship was established to give international PhD students and young scholars the opportunity for a stay at the International Center for Comparative Theology and Social Issues (CTSI) at Bonn University to pursue research in the field of Comparative Theology.

The Fellowship will support the CTSI’s goal of providing a space for exchange and bridge-building between various religious traditions.

A) For PhD students

What we offer

  • 4-month research stay at the CTSI from April-July including working space, access to library, participation in events, and the opportunity to discuss your project with international researchers. You can use your stay to develop a full research proposal for a scholarship application or focus on a specific part of your PhD project.
  • Participation in the networking activities of the Transdisciplinary Research Area Individuals, Institutions and Societies (TRA 4)
  • Travel allowance depending on country of destination
  • Financial support for visa and health insurance
  • Housing in Bonn
  • 600 Euros monthly scholarship to cover your daily expenses

How to apply

The deadline for application is 15 August each year for the Fellowship in the following year. Decisions will be made by the end of September. Please provide

  • a 5-page proposal of your research idea in the area of Comparative Theology, including the concrete questions you would like to pursue during your stay in Bonn
  • Your CV
  • Contact details of two members of academic staff that would write a letter of recommendation upon our request

B) For Postdocs

What we offer

  • 2-month research stay at the CTSI from May-June including working space, access to library, participation in events, and the opportunity to discuss your project with international researchers
  • Participation in the networking activities of the Transdisciplinary Research Area Individuals, Institutions and Societies (TRA 4)
  • Travel allowance depending on country of destination
  • Financial support for visa and health insurance
  • Housing in Bonn
  • 600 Euros monthly scholarship to cover your daily expenses

How to apply

The deadline for application is 15 August each year for the Fellowship in the following year. Decisions will be made by the end of September. Please provide

  • a 5-page proposal of your research idea in the area of Comparative Theology, including the concrete questions you would like to pursue during your stay in Bonn
  • Your CV
  • List of publications

Please send all documents combined in one PDF-file to lwiesenh@uni-bonn.de


Other Funding Options

Find out more about further funding options for your PhD here.

If you are already working on your PhD, explore further possibilities for a stay in Bonn here.

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