The Ibero-American Institute (IAI) awards ten to twelve grants each year to support a one- to three-month research stay in Berlin. The grants are intended to give scholars the opportunity to use the IAI's vast library holdings and special collections for their research work, to collaborate with the institute's research staff and to establish contact with colleagues in Germany.
All submissions for 2014 must be related to our research focus „Cultural transfer and academic exchange between Europe and Latin America” and to one or several of the following questions:
- Which academic discourses, theories, methods and techniques are absorbed in the respective regions and how are they absorbed? How are they changed by cultural transfer and academic exchange? Which mutual epistemological influences can be detected?
- How do social actors (academics, intellectuals, artists, academic and cultural brokers) as well as academic, cultural and political institutions contribute to the exchanges and transfers between the two regions?
- How do cultural and technical objects travel from one place to the other and how are they adopted and changed in the new environment?
The minimum requirement for a grant is a university degree at the time of applying. A monthly grant of €900 is paid to persons holding a university degree, €1,200 to persons with a Ph.D. or comparable qualification, and €500 to persons who continue to draw a salary during their research stay. Further, the IAI pays a travel allowance of up to €500.
Applicants are requested to submit the following documents via email as attachments to the IAI:
- A completed application form (Download Form);
- A curriculum vitae
- Two letters of recommendation from university teachers describing academic qualifications (for graduate students and Ph.D. candidates)
- List of publications
- Copies of university transcripts and diplomas conferring academic degrees
- In-depth description of the project (no more than 12 pages) touching upon the following points: reasons for and objective of project; approach and methodology; bibliography of the most important works on the topic; completed preliminary work; cooperation with other scholars.
Applications and documents can be submitted in German, English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Application Deadline for 2014
Your application must arrive at the IAI until September 30, 2013
All documents must be sent via email as attachments in PDF format to email@example.com
Please make sure your email is no greater than 4MB, otherwise it may be blocked by our mail servers before it reaches us.