Call for Applications: Doctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowships, Kunsthistorisches Institut

January 30, 2020


Applicants should have obtained their master's degree or their doctorate (within the last seven years prior to their application) in one of the relevant disciplines.

Applications are welcome from all regions, with various disciplinary formations, such as Art History, Aesthetics, Archaeology, Anthropology/Ethnology, and History. 


The Berlin-based research and fellowship program "4A Lab: Art Histories, Archaeologies, Anthropologies, Aesthetics" invites scholars to apply for up to two doctoral and six postdoctoral fellowships for the academic year 2020/2021, in the framework of the annual theme: Plants II.

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.


Please see the posting webpage for complete application information. Please email [email protected] with any questions.