Call For Applications: CEDITRAA International Fellowship 2023 at Goethe University Frankfurt in Germany



The  Cultural Entrepreneurship and Digital Transformation in Africa and Asia (CEDITRAA) – is a joint research project by Goethe University Frankfurt, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, and Pan Atlantic University Lagos.  For the year 2023, the CEDITRAA team based at Goethe University Frankfurt offers two international fellowships based in Frankfurt with a duration of up to one month.

Eligibility: CEDITRAA is seeking applications from excellent junior as well as outstanding internationally established researchers who can contribute to and complement our research, particularly around the following questions:

  • How do novelty spirals in regionally specific constellations of form, formats and contents (1), legal frameworks (2), archives (3), and arenas of reception (4) evolve and contribute to novel cultural products in Subsaharan Africa and East Asia?
  • How does digitization affect cultural production in Nigeria and South Korea? What kind of new cultural practices have evolved under digital circumstances in the cultural production fields of film, literature, and music?
  • Which challenges do these processes pose for scholarship in African and Asian studies?
  • Which new methods need to be developed to conduct research in area studies, and, in particular, which digital methods are suitable to enhance the development of area studies?


Type: Fellowship

Award Value: The chosen fellows will attend CEDITRAA meetings and events during the time of the fellowship, give a public lecture and offer a seminar meeting with CEDITRAA doctoral students and post-docs to discuss their current research. Funding of up to €3,500 per fellowship is available to cover all travel and other expenses for a stay of up to one month.


Number of Awards: 2

Method of Application: Please submit a letter of expression of interest, a description of the focus topic of your fellowship, and an academic CV to the project coordinator, Bertram Lang, [email protected].

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