skip to content

For the winter semester 2023/24

Call for Applications Fellowships (Junior/Senior)

The Erich Auerbach Institute for Advanced Studies invites applications for the Winter Semester 2023/24 for up to four Senior Fellowships and up to five Junior Fellowships in cooperation with a Cologne partner. Auerbach Fellows can be invited for a period of one (up to a maximum of two) months (Senior) or one to three months (Junior). Members of the faculty can develop innovative research concepts in cooperation with international colleagues and to explore interdisciplinary connections.



The Call is addressed at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities to the group of  

  • full-time professors or

  • employees with a doctorate

who apply together with

  • outstanding experienced researchers (Senior Fellows) or

  • ambitious young scholars after the doctorate (Junior Fellows)

International fellows with whom a cooperation already exists or a more intensive cooperation is intended are addressed. The fellowship period should fall within the Cologne lecture period from October 9, 2023 to February 2, 2024.

In addition to the project-related research with the recruiting colleague, the fellows are expected to participate in a public lecture series of the Auerbach Institute during their stay in Cologne. However, the fellowship offers the freedom to advance the respective project and to establish and expand contacts with colleagues of the faculty.


Research Focus of the Winter Semester 2023/24

Collaborative project outlines should be within the horizon of the annual research focus “Culture and Economy” in the summer semester of 2023 and the winter semester of 2023/24. The focus should be on both the economic contexts in the fields of art and culture and, conversely, the role of cultural practices, discourses and forms of representation for the discursivization and plausibilization of economic processes and models. Of particular interest for the joint work at the Auerbach Institute are interdisciplinary studies of historical entanglements as well as with regard to present-day contexts.


The Selection criteria for the Fellowships are academic qualification and originality of the proposed joint project. The selection is made by the Advisory Board of the Auerbach Institute.


Applications should consist of:

  • a 1- to 2-page cover letter (with information on the preferred period of residence)

  • a curriculum vitae of the proposed fellow

  • a list of publications of the host and the planned fellow

  • a proposal for a joint research project of max. 2000 words

  • a summary of max. 200 words, which illustrates the significance of the project, even for those not familiar with the subject

The application deadline is April 30, 2023.

Please send applications in digital form to the Associate Director of the Auerbach Institute, who will also be available to answer any questions you may have:

PD Dr. Martin Roussel