OSP FO# 11-044

AGENCY: Gerda Henkel Foundation/European Commission

PROGRAM: Mobility for Experienced Researchers in Historical Humanities Including Islamic Studies (M4HUMAN), Marie Curie Fellowships

OBJECTIVES: This program provides funding for academics planning a long-term research trip abroad, and working in the historical humanities or on a topic within the terms of “Islam, the modern nation state and transnational movements.” This latter program is aimed at researchers who, with an eye to current developments, are examining the emergence of political movements in the Islamic world at the national and/or transnational level. In general, research projects in the following fields are supported:

-    History
-    Prehistory and Early History
-    Archaeology
-    Art History
-    Historic Islamic Studies
-    Legal History

The object of this program is to increase networking between researchers in the historical humanities at the international level, as well as to increase the promotion of transnational academic exchange and transnational mobility, and to facilitate further education and the research environment in both origin and destination countries. Research scholarships can be requested for a larger-scale research work or in connection with a research project.

ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS: Applicants must select a host-research institute, situated in a country other than the USA, and reside there for at least 70% of the 24-month period covered by the grant. The applicant must provide evidence of acceptance by the institution and by a mentor resident there. Applicants must hold a doctorate, or no less than 4 years of comparable and proven research experience.

DEADLINE: June 30, 2011

FUNDING INFORMATION: The Gerda Henkel Foundation and European Commission are allocating €7.5 million to fund around 100 research grants (“Marie Curie Fellowships”). The total project period for an application submitted in response to this funding opportunity is 2 years. The grants will cover living costs in the destination country (plus a family/child allowance if applicable), mobility allowance, travel allowance, research costs (covering the costs of further training, start-up and return costs, together with an allowance to defray the costs of the host institution).

Gerda Henkel Stiftung
Malkastenstraße 15
D-40211 Düsseldorf
Telephone: +49 (0) 211-93-65-24-0
Fax: +49 (0) 211-93-65-24-44
Email: m4human@gerda-henkel-stiftung.de
Web: http://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/eng

REMARKS: Applications must be submitted electronically via the Gerda Henkel Foundation’s electronic submission system which can be accessed at: https://www.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de/en_fstipendium_m4human_antrag.php?nav_id=839&language=en.

Complete program guidelines and application material may be obtained from the web site listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/osp.