Deadline: October 6, 2017
The Stiftung Deutsch-Amerikanische Wissenschaftsbeziehungen (SDAW/Foundation on German-American Academic Relations) is soliciting proposals for a “brainstorming conference” on the future of transatlantic academic collaboration. For its preparation, scholars from North America and Germany are invited to propose small working groups with specific project ideas addressing key challenges for the transatlantic community in the field of political, security, economic, societal and cultural relations. The conference will provide an opportunity to further develop and refine these project ideas in small working groups. The working groups may have a disciplinary or an interdisciplinary character. The “brainstorming conference” is going to take place in the second half of 2018 in North America or Germany. A significant portion of the time available will be devoted to enable the working groups to develop their ideas. However, there will also be joint plenary events.
The overall goal of the “brainstorming conference” is to generate both a broader research agenda as well as specific ideas for full-scale collaborative research projects to be pursued in the near future.
Funding for such follow up activities may be provided by SDAW or other institutions. The proposed working groups will normally consist of three to five scholars from universities, think tanks and other research institutions in North America, Germany, and, where appropriate, other European countries. The inclusion of junior scholars is mandatory for each working group as is at least one member from both Germany and North America. For financial reasons we favor small working groups. Our call specifically aims at scholars from Political Science, International Relations and Political Communication. However, scholars from other disciplines are welcome to submit proposals or participate in working groups if a good case can be made that an interdisciplinary perspective will add value to a specific project idea. While working group proposals from three to five scholars are preferred, individual proposals will also be considered if they fit in well with other proposals.
Proposals should include a standardized title page (see following page), a detailed description of the project idea (up to two, single-spaced pages) as well as short CVs of each working group member (up to two pages per person). Proposals should be submitted by e-mail. Incomplete proposals cannot be considered. Decisions on proposals will be made in November 2017.
The closing date for the receipt of proposals is October 6th, 2017.