Visiting Scholar/Researcher Program
The Institute for the Study of Islamic Culture and Religion welcomes visiting scholars and researchers to pursue research, traineeship or teaching at Goethe University Frankfurt. Visiting scholars are generally university affiliates who have completed their PhD while visiting researchers are those still enrolled as PhD researchers at a university abroad. The program provides the opportunity of using university research facilities, including library access and office space. However, funding or accommodation is not covered. Due to the large number of applicants, only selected scholars will be invited. Successful scholars are expected to be available at the institute and, depending on the length of their stay, teach a course and/or present their research at the colloquium.
Applications are normally accepted under two categories:
Category 1. Scholars/researchers visiting for 1-2 weeks.
Category 2. Scholars visiting for more than 2 weeks.
The academic year at the University of Frankfurt is divided into two semesters. The winter semester begins in October and ends in March, while the summer semester begins in April and ends in September.
Application deadlines for each semester are given below.
Category 1 Scholars
15 May for applicants wishing to begin their visit during the winter semester (decisions will be announced by the end of June)
15 November for applicants wishing to begin their visit during the summer semester (decisions will be announced by the end of December)
Category 2 Scholars
15 March for applicants wishing to begin their visit during the winter semester (decisions will be announced by the end of May)
15 September for applicants wishing to begin their visit during the summer semester (decisions will be announced by the end of November)
The following documents are required at the time of application:
- Duly filled out and signed application form
- Confirmation of the institutional affiliation issued by home university/department
- Cover letter (mention reasons for applying to this institute for your research)
- Recommendation letter
- Description of current research and teaching at applicant’s home university
- Short description of intended research to be carried out at the host institute (Frankfurt)
- Time plan during stay in Germany including proposed activities at the institute
If any extra documents are needed, you will be notified by email.
Gather all documents in one PDF, name it “Family name, Visiting Application WiSe 20_” for winter semester and “Family name, Visiting Application SoSe 20_” for summer semester and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the same subject as the file name.