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Call for Applications: Rachel Carson - Simone Veil Fellowship


The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC) and Project House Europe (PHE), both located at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, invite applications for their joint fellowship. The RCC fosters innovative research and education in the environmental humanities and social sciences. PHE promotes cutting-edge research from around the world on the history of Europe in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. As international and interdisciplinary research centers, they award one joint fellowship to a postdoctoral or senior scholar working across disciplines and striving to contribute to the public dialogue on contemporary European environmental history.

Applicants’ research and writing should encompass the central themes of both the RCC and PHE. Research at the RCC is concerned with questions of the interrelationship between environment and society, and the social, political, cultural, and environmental factors shaping this interrelationship. PHE focuses on the history of Europe’s inner (dis)entanglements and its place in the world since 1918, in particular, forms of transnational and international cooperation and their crises.


Fellows will be based in the heart of Munich at either the RCC or PHE and have no teaching obligation. They are expected to spend their fellowship in residence, to work on a major project, and to participate actively in life at the RCC and PHE, including presenting their work.


  • can be granted for a period of one to three months;
  • may begin on 15 April 2024, or the first day of any of the following months;
  • end on or before 19 July 2024;
  • cover travel costs to and from Munich and a monthly living and accommodation allowance.

The RCC and PHE offer time, guidance, and space for dialogue to conduct excellent research and provide an office space and access to LMU’s facilities. The fellowship does not support field trips or archival research. Health insurance and other social benefits are not part of the fellowship and remain the responsibility of the fellow.

To apply, please send your cover letter (max. 750 words), CV (max. 3 pages), project description (max. 1,000 words), and the contact information of three scholars as references (these should be people who know you and your work well—please note that we do not initially require letters, and we will not necessarily contact your referees) in a single PDF document to Thomas Süsler Rohringer at phe@lmu.de AND to Katherine Arnold at applications@rcc.lmu.de by 1 November 2023.

Enquiries should be directed to Thomas Süsler-Rohringer or Katherine Arnold.