The Federal Ministry of Education and Research, in association with the International Research Center of Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History at Humboldt University in Berlin, invites applications for its international research fellowships. These support researchers wishing to conduct a project within the area of work and labour in relation to changing patterns of life course. Possible topics include the household, loss of work, the relationship between work and non-work, work and gender, and free and unfree labour. Projects should employ a historical and transregional perspective. Proposals about all regions of the world are welcome and especially those that look at comparisons, conflicts or relations between different regions.

Applicants must be postdoctoral candidates or senior scholars. They may be from various disciplines including history, anthropology, law, sociology, political sciences, geography, economics and area studies.

Fellows receive a monthly stipend, office space and organisational help. Between eight and 12 fellowships are available.

Read more about the International Research Fellowships for the 2018-2019 Academic Year