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Thursday, 13 July 2017
Dr. Liselotte Kirchner Scholarship Programme 2018
Deadline: 31 October 2017
Open to: established scholars worldwide
Benefits: EUR 1,800 per month
Applications are open for the research at the Francke
Foundations in Halle: Dr. Liselotte Kirchner Scholarship Programme. The
scholarship programme is intended for research on and in the Francke
Foundations. It serves to expand and deepen the body of knowledge of its
history from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries and to formulate new
The focus is on the usage of hand-written and printed
sources available in the Foundations’ Archive and Library.
The following core themes offer a range of topics
of particular interest. Current research issues, methodological approaches and
subject-specific topics reaching beyond these themes are also welcomed,
provided they are related to the Foundations’ history or its resources:
Piety, science, and mediumship from the seventeenth to the
Transfer of culture and cultural contacts within Europe and
with the extra-European world;
Political, social and communication history in the
Protestant pietist movements and religious practice;
Material culture and the history of early museum
The culture of remembrance, reception history, and image
The institutions at Glaucha during the seventeenth and
The Francke Foundations during the nineteenth century and in
The Francke Foundations’ Publishing House and Library,
history of books;
The history of schools and educational history;
Architectural history and history of art;
The economic basis and administrative history of the Francke
The medical and pharmaceutical history of the Francke
The history of music and song culture.
The following scholarships are available:
Three-month scholarships of EUR1,800 per month for
established scholars from Germany and abroad for research in the Francke
Foundations (postdoc). This sum includes all related costs, such as overnight
stays, travel, insurance, working materials;
Three-month scholarships of EUR 1,100 per month for young
scholars for research in the Francke Foundations. This sum includes all
related costs, such as overnight stays, travel, insurance, working materials,
Upon request junior researchers from outside Europe can
receive a reimbursement of travel costs amounting up to €400.
Recipients of a scholarship are required to reside in
Halle, give a scholarly presentation and submit a short report on their
research carried out within the context of the scholarship programme.
How to apply?
Candidates are requested to include the following
documents in their application:
List of publications;
A project outline of three to five pages explaining why it
is necessary for the intended research to be carried out at the Francke
Foundations and how the proposed research is embedded in the current research
At least one letter of recommendation.
Applications for scholarships must be received in full by 31
October of the respective year. Applications by e-mail (as a PDF
attachment) are required. The selection is carried out promptly after this
date. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to begin their
scholarship within one year, by 30 November of the following year.