Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut
Preussischer Kulturbesitz


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Guest Researchers

Each year numerous guest scholars conduct research at the Ibero-American Institute (IAI), supported by grants from the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service), the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (AvH, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation), and other national and international foundations. One of the IAI's goals is to initiate dialog and academic exchange with researchers from national and international universities and non-university research centers. In this way, the IAI hopes to encourage "research with" instead of "research about" other societies, cultures and socio-cultural spheres.

Since the IAI lacks the financial and human resources to cover all the fields and facets of its research program, it takes a great interest in the ongoing exchange with guest researchers. As a service provider for the international academic community, the IAI makes its infrastructure and extensive bibliographic material as well as its special collections available to guest researchers. It also offers both the support of its librarians and the cooperation and assistance of its own research staff. The IAI invites guest researchers to take part in internal academic colloquia.

If you are interested in a research stay at the IAI and need a formal invitation as a guest researcher, please send us a cv (no more than 5 pages) and a detailed description of the project (definition of the topic as well as the central questions of the investigation; methodical procedure; current status of the project; justification for the necessity of carrying out research at the IAI; bibliography). Please be aware of the fact that we usually will need four weeks to answer your inquiry, and send the documents in time.

Any guest researchers who would like to present information on this part of the website during their stay at the IAI should contact:

Dr. Friedhelm Schmidt-Welle
Referat Forschung und Publikationen
Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut PK
Potsdamer Str. 37
D- 10785 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 266 45 3201
Fax: +49 30 266 35 1550

If you have questions on the use of the library or bibliographic research please contact:

Dr. Ulrike Mühlschlegel
Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut PK
Referat Benutzung
Potsdamer Str. 37
D- 10785 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 266 45 2200
Fax: +49 30 266 35 1550



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