Short-term research grants available at Siberia Centre, MPI Halle

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at
Sat Apr 19 13:29:52 UTC 2003

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Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 18:12:40 +0200
From: Joachim Otto Habeck <habeck at>
Subject: Short-term research grants available at Siberia Centre, MPI Halle

Please circulate the attached advertisement for short-term grants in
anthropological research, send it to your colleagues and friends.

Best regards,

Joachim Otto Habeck

The newly established Siberian Studies Centre, Max Planck Institute for
Social Anthropology in Halle (Germany) is offering a number of
short-term research grants. Starting in July 2003, grants for a period
of six months will be available for both doctoral and post-doctoral

The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology has an international
reputation for excellent anthropological research. With the aim of
continuing the successful work of the Siberia Project Group (2000-2003),
the Siberian Studies Centre wants to attract a new group of scholars to
carry out innovative research in social anthropology with Siberia as the
regional focus.

The topics of the new projects are open but should complement the main
fields of the institute's research: integration and conflict, religion
and civil society, property relations and legal pluralism. However, we
also welcome other suggestions and encourage all applicants to formulate
their research proposals in a creative way.

The short-term research projects are expected to lead to long-term
projects to be financed by external funding and based at the Siberian
Studies Centre. Therefore, part of the six-month period will be spent
preparing applications to national and international foundations and
scientific programmes.

It is likely that the Max Planck Institute will be able to fund some
projects internally in 2004 and 2005, allowing some scholars to continue
their research, not pending the decisions of external funding bodies.

Successful applicants are expected to start in Halle on 1 July 2003 (the
exact time is negotiable). After a preparatory period here at our
institute, they would conduct one or two months of fieldwork in Siberia
in autumn. Previous fieldwork experience in the Russian Federation is an
essential requirement. We also expect candidates to have established
contacts with academic institutions in the regions where they intend to
work. Fieldwork expenses will be covered by the Max Planck Institute.

In November-December 2003 each researcher should participate in a
workshop at the institute, contribute to our working-paper series and
begin preparation of a publication in a peer-reviewed journal or edited

Post-doctoral grants can only be awarded to scientists who have acquired
their doctorate within the last ten years. The Max Planck Society is
committed to raising the proportion of women in underrepresented fields;
we thus explicitly encourage applications by women. Handicapped
individuals will be given priority, assuming equal qualifications.

Personal interviews are likely to take place in the second half of May.
Applications (including a CV and a two-page project proposal and the
names of two referees) should reach the institute by 2 May 2003.

For further information, please contact

Joachim Otto Habeck
Siberian Studies Centre
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
PO Box 11 03 51
D-06017 Halle (Saale)
habeck at
(+49 345) 29 27 216  phone
(+49 345) 29 27 502  fax

Information about the institute can be found at

Applications should be sent to

Personnel Administration
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
PO Box 11 03 51
D-06017 Halle (Saale)
foellner at

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