Post-doctoral Fellowships in Intercultural Dialogue (Switzerland)

Call for Candidates: Post-doctoral Fellowships in Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue 2015-2016

In the framework of an agreement signed in 2006 between the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue (FIIRD), the Foundation will grant at least three post-doctoral fellowships for the academic year 2015-2016. They are intended for a research programme set up at the UNIGE, particularly in the Autonomous Department of Protestant Theology and the Humanities Department.

Funded by FIIRD, the fellowships (from 33,800 to 36,566 Swiss Francs maximum for each one) will be granted to young researchers having a doctorate when sending this application, a background in one of the three monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) and wishing to specialize in the field of interreligious and intercultural dialogue.

The programme aims to set up a research group to deepen the understanding among persons of different religions and to bring forth leaders to respond to Intercultural and Interreligious challenges. Besides the attendance of course and seminars, the program consists of participation in a common bi-monthly seminar organized by FIIRD as well as the carrying out of independent research.

Period of allocation: beginning in September 2015 and continuing until August 2016 (twelve months).

Application deadline: 19 December 2014 for submission of complete files.
UPDATE as of January 7, 2015: Deadline extended to January 31, 2015

For further information about program and eligibility criteria, see the full calls in English and French.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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