4A Lab is a joint program of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, a research institute of the Max Planck Society, and the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz in collaboration with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Forum Transregional Studies and other partners.
The program welcomes projects from a wide range of topics relating to plants that place emphasis on aesthetic processes, history of thought, and material culture, from the 4A disciplines but also from philosophical or literary studies, in a transregional perspective. 4A Lab fellows are given the opportunity to pursue their individual research projects within a transdisciplinary and transregional context. They are expected to engage in the program activities, such as regular seminars, workshops, and conferences.
The fellowship starts on 1 October 2020 (9 months). In particular cases, shorter or longer fellowship terms may be considered. A possible extension of the doctoral fellowships up to an overall maximum of two years can be negotiated.