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Centres for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Centres for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences are a special type of funding instrument specifically tailored to the working methods used in these particular fields.

Centres for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences should be headed by experienced and well-established researchers.

Centres for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences should tackle a topic that is broadly defined enough that it ties into existing interests and strengths at the site, while remaining capable of providing a framework for the integration of individual research concepts. Centres for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences should be outstanding centres of humanities and social sciences research. Centres for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences may achieve their specific profiles and attractiveness by, in particular, deliberately adopting comparatively open-ended approaches or a decidedly experimental character. No thematic focus is prescribed. Interdisciplinarity is not mandatory.

The key characteristics of Centres for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences are

  • intensive independent research performed by the researchers responsible – where applicable, made possible through leave of absence
  • a fellow programme for visiting researchers from Germany and abroad; these visiting researchers are to be invited for periods of up to two years and will maintain links with the Humanities Centres for Advanced Studies once their visit is over
  • the integration of early career researchers

The funding period is up to eight years. The proposal process is a multi-stage one, in which draft proposals are accepted after consultation with the appropriate advisers.

Once an advisory group has selected the most promising proposals, applicants are requested to draw up a full proposal.

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