The Lichtenberg-Kolleg, the Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, invites applications for up to 4 Early Career Fellowships.

Opening its doors in 1737 Göttingen quickly established itself as one of Europe’s leading Enlightenment universities. Named after one of the most important and versatile representatives of the Göttingen Enlightenment, the Lichtenberg-Kolleg is an interdisciplinary research institute with a strong focus not only on the Enlightenment(s), but also on “bridges” between the human and natural sciences and the history of political thought.

For the period March 2016 to July 2017 we are inviting early career scholars to join one of the research groups for the study of either:

–          Globalising the Enlightenment: Knowledge, Culture, Travel, Exchange and Collections (1 Fellowship), or:

–          European Intellectual History / History of Political Thought (2 Fellowships), or:

–          Primate Cognition: Philosophical, Linguistic, and Historical Perspectives (1 Fellowship).


Deadline for applications: 7th January 2016. Further information: and the document Fellowships Goettingen

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