Call for applications: Johann-Lorenz-Bausch-Fellowship 2021

Call for applications for the Johann-Lorenz-Bausch-Fellowship 2021.

Please note that a complete application in time is necessary. Deadline is the 31st of January 2021.


In general, the Leopoldina-Centre for Science Studies in Halle (Saale) is the place of residence during the fellowship. Due to the worldwide Corona-pandemic there are individual coordinations concerning the stay possible.


The Leopoldina Akademie Freundeskreis e.V. announces the “Johann-Lorenz-Bausch Fellowship” for 2021.

Johann Lorenz Bausch (1605-1665) founded the Academia naturae curiosorum, the Leopoldina, on 1 January 1652 in Schweinfurt together with four other physicians. This makes it the oldest continuously existing academy of medicine and the natural sciences in the world. The Leopoldina was appointed as the German National Academy of Sciences on 14 July 2008. It addresses key issues of particular significance for the future of society from a scientific perspective and independently of economic or political interests, shares its findings with policymakers and the public, and puts these issues up for discussion on a national and international level. In addition, it takes on the classic tasks of an academy by carrying out research, for example in the field of the history of science, and promoting young scientists and researchers.


Target group and possible topics
The fellowship is aimed at young scientists and researchers who work academically in the field of the history of science in a narrower or wider sense and fit into the Leopoldina-Centre for Science Studies’ portfolio of projects and activities. This announcement is not restricted to specific disciplines or methodical approaches.

The place of work for the duration of the fellowship is the Leopoldina Centre for Science Studies in Halle (Saale). During your research you have access to the extensive collection at the Leopoldina library and archives as well as the local and regional libraries and archives. You can find a list of the research subjects currently being pursued at the Leopoldina Centre of Studies here:

Other subjects that deal with history of science, the academy’s history, its publications and its members’ works and contributions are also possible though.


Services and funding
The scholarship grant is €5,000 maximum. The grant can be awarded for a period of up to four months and amounts to €1,250 a month.
The Leopoldina Centre of Studies assists fellows logistically. It provides the necessary working environment for the fellows’ work and facilitates exchange with other ongoing research projects and Leopoldina members.


Application requirements
A full application includes the following documents:
- Project description (max. 2 DIN A4 pages) with detailed description of the work to be carried out at the Leopoldina in Halle
- Academic curriculum vitae
- List of publications, if applicable


Application deadline and process
Please send your application with the enclosed documents mentioned above to the following address by 31 January 2021Leopoldina Akademie Freundeskreis e.V., Postfach 11 05 43, 06019 Halle (Saale),


An academic selection committee will shortlist the candidates soon after the application deadline.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Director of the Leopoldina Centre for Science Studies Prof. Dr. Rainer Godel, if you have any questions.