Berlin Fellowships

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney enjoys an international linkage with Germany’s leading social science research institute, the WZB Berlin Social Sciences Centre. In addition to the mutual transfer of scientific materials and publications, the institutions work together in collaborative teaching, training, research staff and student exchanges.

In 2016, Professor Michael Humphrey and doctoral students Max Groemping, Hugh Tuckfield and Adele Webb from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will visit WZB. Dr Paula Protsch from the WZB research unit Skill Formation and Labor Markets and Kerstin Schneider, Press Officer from the WZB will also visit the University of Sydney.

STAFF AND DOCTORAL EXCHANGE

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, through the SDN, maintains an exchange agreement for academic staff and doctoral students with the WZB. The agreement allows for research exchanges in any field of the social sciences. The fellowships provide a contribution of up to $6,000 towards airfare and living costs for a research exchange conducted at the WZB by University of Sydney staff members (including post-doctoral researchers) and doctoral students. The fellowships are tenable from 1 March each year and allow for stays of no less than three weeks and no more than three months. Prerequisites for eligibility for the exchange include evidence of how the fellowship will contribute to ongoing research links between the WZB and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney. Successful candidates are asked to submit a follow-up report on their research.

Applications for 2017 are now open.

Information on the WZB can be found here: http://www.wzb.eu/en

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Staff exchange

HOW TO APPLY

Guidelines for applicants are available here

Completed applications must be submitted electronically to sdn@sydney.edu.au

Receipt will be confirmed by email so please submit your application form using a valid email address. Applications must be submitted in pdf format.

Application forms are available here

Please Note
Visa documents, if required, are the responsibility of the applicant. The University will offer support where it is available, though it is recommended that the applicant explore visa options before submitting their application.

If you have any questions regarding the host institution or the application, please email sdn@sydney.edu.au.

Doctoral exchange

HOW TO APPLY

Before making an application for a fellowship, consult with your supervisor(s). Your supervisor’s signature is required to validate your application. Also you should demonstrate that you have researched the WZB in relation to your field of enquiry, and provide a letter of invitation with your application from the academic and the research area within the WZB with which you wish to be aligned.

By applying, you agree to the following conditions:

  • You have completed the first year of your PhD, and work on your dissertation is well under way.
  • You will be based at the host institution for 3 months, commencing in or after March 2017 (dates are negotiable).
  • Visas, accommodation and travel will be arranged solely by the successful fellowship student.
  • A brief research report must be submitted within 30 days of your return to the University of Sydney.

Completed applications must be submitted electronically to sdn@sydney.edu.au

Receipt will be confirmed by email so please submit your application form using a valid email address. Applications must be submitted in pdf format.

Application forms are available here

Please Note
Visa documents, if required, are the responsibility of the applicant. The University will offer support where it is available, though it is recommended that the applicant explore visa options before submitting their application.