Dimensions of Europeanization
The newly established Field of Excellence at the University of Graz deals with processes of "Europeanization" in past and present. It focuses on the analysis of changing discourses of Europe, especially in regard to the transfer of concepts, values and ideas from a hegemonic center to the periphery - and vice versa. These processes can be particularly well identified in Southeastern Europe, where "Europeanization" is a complex, historically grounded process. It serves as basis for comparison for other regions inside and outside Europe.
The Field of Excellence “Dimensions of Europeanization” builds on the historically grown Southeast European focus of the University of Graz. It is based on the goal of redefining the concept of Europeanization, in particular in Southeastern Europe, and of identifying the historically grounded cultural, economic and social processes that are circumscribed by it.
In recent decades, Europeanization research has been determined by politics and law and has dealt with issues of integration of states into the European Union. Southeastern Europe, however, looks back on a 200-year tradition of transferring external institutions, laws, but also ideas, ideologies and cultural and economic models. The new Field of Excellence seeks to bring legal and political research on Europeanization into a wider dialogue with sociology, history, geography, cultural studies, economics, theology, as well as digital methods. It includes more than a dozen faculty members from five different faculties at the University. The Field of Excellence includes doctoral training, research projects and a new fellowship program.
Junior Visiting Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 1250 Euros for the duration of 4 months (October 2019-January 2020 or March 2020-June 2020) and travel costs to Graz. The application should include a CV, including referees, and a one-page research plan that clearly highlights how the research links to “Dimensions of Europeanization”. Junior Visiting Fellows need to have completed their PhD by the time they begin their fellowship. Applications should indicate the preferred semester for the fellowship. Deadline is 1 May 2019.
Senior Visiting Fellows will receive an apartment for the duration of their stay and a return flight ticket (economy class) from their ordinary place of residence to Graz for the duration of 4 months (October 2019-January 2020 or March 2020-June 2020) and a small monthly stipend for expenses depending on seniority. Senior Visiting Fellows are open to researchers with an established international reputation. The application should include a CV and a one-page research plan that clearly highlights how the research of the fellows links to “Dimensions of Europeanization”. Applications should indicate the preferred semester for the fellowship Deadline is 1 May 2019.
EFB BIEPAG Policy Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 1250 Euros for the duration of 4 months (October-January or March-June). The application should include a CV, including references, and a one-page policy oriented research plan that clearly highlights how the research of the fellows links to “Dimensions of Europeanization”. Applications should indicate for which semester the fellow applies. Deadline is 1 May 2019.
The University of Graz Field of Excellence “Dimensions of Europeanization” will host 2 senior, 4 junior and 2 EFB BIEPAG Policy Fellows during the academic year 2019-20. Fellows will receive workspace, library access and will be involved in the activities of Dimensions of Europeanization and participating institutes, as well as the Centre for Southeast European Studies. All fellows are expected to present their research during their stay, attend other presentations and contribute to the academic environment of the university. Fellows are expected to work on a specific publication during their stay. The university will cover accident insurance, while health insurance needs to be covered by fellows.
For further questions, please contact Florian Bieber at florian.bieber(at)uni-graz.at.