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 2018 will open in November.
Information on the WZB can be found here: http://www.wzb.eu/en