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Apply now: Short-Term fellowships for the CRC 1475

The Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1475 “Metaphors of Religion” at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Germany, offers Short-Term Fellowships for International Master's Graduates and Ph.D. Candidates available between April and December 2024.

The CRC 1475 “Metaphors of Religion” is an interdisciplinary research network consisting of 16 projects and more than 40 scholars. The CRC combines research in religious studies, philology, and linguistics on the significance of metaphors for the formation of religious meaning-making. The research is conducted in a historical-diachronic as well as culturally comparative perspective. It has been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) since 2022.

Short-Term Fellowship Program

The short-term fellowship program of the CRC 1475 provides international graduates and doctoral candidates from non-German universities the opportunity to get acquainted with the CRC's research approach and to develop their research project in exchange with the CRC's principal investigators (PIs). The research projects of the fellowship holders should be thematically related to one or more of the subprojects (A01–A04, B01–B05, and C01–C04) of the CRC so that the principal investigators and their teams can support their work. Information on the CRC's subprojects can be found here:

In addition, fellows are assigned to the integrated “Graduate School of Metaphor and Religion” (GSMR) of the CRC and benefit from its structured training and mentoring program.

The CRC offers an international environment for interdisciplinary research on religious meaning-making via metaphors, an extensive program of events, and excellent training in the study of religions, linguistics, and digital humanities.

The duration of each fellowship is between 3 and 6 months. We will grant a fellowship of 1.365 € per month to each successful applicant. If applicable, an additional child allowance will be paid (400 € per month for the first child, an additional 100 € for each further child). Further, we provide office space, library access, and administrative support.

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Application Procedure

Please submit your application as a single pdf file to the GSMR coordinator Maren Jordan (, by October 31, 2023. Late applications may be considered if positions are unfilled.

Your application must include:

For further information, please contact the GSMR coordinator, Maren Jordan, at

Download the PDF here.