Landhaus Fellowship Program
  • Fully Funded

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society and Herrmannsdorfer Landwerkstätten is pleased to invite applications for a new fellowship program that will be based in Herrmannsdorf. The Landhaus Fellowship Program is a residential program. Ten fellows will live and work together in the newly renovated historic house on the Herrmannsdorfer organic farm outside Munich.

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These fellowships are open to excellent doctoral, post-doctoral, and senior scholars who are working in the field of environment and society.All fellows are expected to spend their fellowship in residence at the RCC Landhaus, to work on a major project, and to participate actively in life at the RCC. Please note that the RCC does not sponsor field trips or archival research.  Applicants are welcome to apply individually or as interdisciplinary teams; they also accept applications for scholarly outreach projects (journalism, documentary film, community engagement, etc.)


  • The Landhaus fellowship includes the use of a single-occupancy room with its own bathroom in the RCC Landhaus.
  • Fellows will receive a monthly stipend to cover basic living costs (food and transport) based on their career level at the start of the fellowship.
  • 500 Euros for doctoral fellows.
  • 750 Euros for post-doctoral fellows.
  • 1000 Euros for senior fellows (15+ years post-doctoral).
  • Fellows will also receive a monthly food voucher for the on-site farm shop to the value of 125 Euros.
  • The RCC will provide assistance with local transportation (e-bikes, subsidies for train travel to Munich, etc.)
  • Fellows at the RCC Landhaus will share kitchen, dining, and living spaces, which include a spacious conference room and large outdoor terrace and garden.
  • Landhaus fellows will also be integrated in the academic life of the RCC in Munich.
  • Fellows will be allocated a workspace there, have full access to libraries and academic support, and will attend regular events at the center.


  • Fellows must have a demonstrated academic record in the field of environment and society.
  • Fellows must either be enrolled in a doctoral program or finished with their doctoral degree by 15 June 2021.
  • Fellows must commit to a stay of between three and twelve months.
  • Fellowships must always start on the first day of the month and always conclude on the last day of the month.
  • Fellows must be willing and able to live in a residential accommodation with a diverse group of other scholars; please note that there are no facilities for partners and children at the RCC Landhaus and rooms are single occupancy only.
Eligible Regions: Open for All.

Application Process

  • Applications must be made in their online portal.
  • Cover letter (750 words maximum).
  • Curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum).
  • Project description (1,000 words maximum).
  • Research schedule for the fellowship period (300 words maximum).
  • Names and contact information of three scholars as referees; these scholars should be people who know you and your work well.
  • Those submitting joint applications will each need to set up an account in the online submission system, and then upload the same cover letter, project description, and research schedule.

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Application Deadline: June 15, 2021

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