Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society Accepting Entries for its Fellowship

Björn Scheuermann, Director of Research,HIIG
Björn Scheuermann, Director of Research,HIIG

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) is now accepting applications for its fellowship from early and advanced researchers with diverse backgrounds and professional experiences, who want to contribute to the range of the institute’s transdisciplinary internet research

The fellowship will offer a unique opportunity for innovative thinkers who wish to engage in the exchange of research experiences and to set up new initiatives.

HIIG provides a dynamic intellectual environment for fellows to pursue their own research interests and actively shape their stay. Fellows will collaborate with an international team of researchers and will participate in the activities at HIIG.

The fellowship offers a number of opportunities to share and discuss ideas, such as writing and publishing papers in one of its open access publications;     commenting on current developments in applicant’s field in form of HIIG blog posts; holding presentations in one of its lunch talks; organising expert workshops with others; engaging in joint activities and projects with other fellows

For 2020 class of fellows, fellowship will consider applicants who want to pursue topics that fall within one of fellowship research programmes, groups or projects.

  1. The evolving digital society: Concepts, discourses, structures
  2. Data, actors, infrastructures: The Governance of data-driven innovation and cyber security
  • Knowledge & Society: The change in knowledge production, organisation and transfer through digital innovation
  1. Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Understanding, informing and co-creating innovation and entrepreneurship in a rapidly changing, globally interconnected digital economy.

Fellowships may range from a minimum of 3 months to a maximum of 12 months within the year 2020.

Fellows may use HIIG facilities free of charge during their stay. However, they are expected to bring their own funding from their home institution or outside grants. Fellows must take care of accommodation, insurance, childcare, and travel arrangements. In special cases, fellows can apply for a travel grant of up to 700 Euros and a visa subsidy of up to 200 Euros.

Interested applicants must have Master’s degree, PhD in progress/planned (Junior Fellow) or  Advanced PhD, post-doctoral researcher (Senior Fellow); fluency in English; command of German is appreciated; research experience and an applicant’s research project that he/she wants to pursue.

Applicants must submit application documents comprising of up-to-date curriculum vitae, motivation letter explaining applicant’s interest in the HIIG Fellowship, research background, and applicant’s expectations in not more than one page.

Research outline including: a) applicant’s project and how it responds to one of the research programmes; b) the specific work an applicant proposes to conduct during the fellowship; c) deliverables, products or outcomes an applicant aims to produce which must not be more than three pages with option of one writing or work sample covering internet research in English or German.

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