Joint Research Fellowships by IN EAST (Institute of East-Asian Studies) and Centre for Global Cooperation Research (GCR21) calls for  applications.

Trans-border Cooperation in East Asia at the Regional/Global Interface The Institute of East-Asian Studies and the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21), both research institutes at the University of Duisburg-Essen, jointly offer up to 4 six-month fellowships in 2016/2017. The earliest possible start date is October 2016.

Eligibility and Requirements:

  • Fellows are required to have a completed PhD degree
  • Successful fellow will join the Centre or the Institute for a period of 6 months.
  • Fellowships include a working space in fully equipped offices at one of the two host institutions
  • Reasonable stipend appropriate with the applicant’s level of professional experience will also be given.
  • Fellows are expected to contribute to institute’s overall lines of research and to embrace our multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Regular attendance at the Institute and the Centre is thus required, implying residency in Duisburg or the Rhine-Ruhr area in most cases.
  • Working language at both institutions is English.

Subject Areas for Joint Research Fellowships:

The common theme for the collaboration of both host institutions and for the fellowships is: “Trans-border Cooperation in East Asia at the Regional/Global Interface”. Projects might address one or several of the following topics:

  1. Public and private authority beyond the nation-state: emerging patterns in East Asia
  2. Cooperation and uncertainty in East Asia: institutional arrangements at the regional/global interface
  3. Global governance and regional cooperation from an East-Asian perspective
  4. Transnational or trans-border cooperation in East Asia
  5. The role of informal and formal institutions in establishing networks and cooperation in East Asia
  6. International and transnational organization of activities in East Asia
  7. Transnational diffusion of institutions and innovations


  • Cover letter
  • CV with publication list
  • Short research proposal (3-5 pages) with 1 relevant publication.
  • Indicate your preferred period of stay.
—————Quick Overview————-
Organization University of Duisburg-Essen
Fellowship Level Researcher
Country Germany
Subject areas Social Sciences, Law, Humanities
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open for all nationalities
Deadline 12 June 2016


  • IN-EAST: Mr. Helmut Demes,
  • KHK/GCR21: Mr. Matthias Schuler,


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