Postdoctoral Program

The PostDoc program of GEAS covers workshops, seminars, and other research projects at GEAS.

GEAS hosts 3 core positions for highly qualified postdoctoral fellows in Japanese, Chinese and Korean Studies with international research experience to conduct their own research at GEAS in relation to our core focus on institutional theory. In addition, both teaching courses at GEAS and the institutes as well as international research trips are supported by GEAS each year in order to allow the fellows to expand their academic profile and independence further (from ESR 2 to ESR 3). One of our postdoctoral fellows has received a tenured position as Professor at Seoul National University as of 2016.

GEAS also hosts 2 postdoctoral fellows from the EU Marie-Curie-Skłodowska cofunding line of POINT (Dahlem Research School).The aim of the DRS Postdoc Fellowship program is to support fellows in their further career development and the transition to the next career step at Freie Universität Berlin. POINT Fellowships are open to postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and nationalities with at least two years of research experience outside Germany. Both fellows are trained in Chinese Studies and are avtive members of GEAS. During their stay they are integrated into research groups and assigned a professor as scientific advisor. The most notable project of one of our fellows was the 2016 conference "Beyond the Sinosphere", hosted by Volkswagen Foundation and GEAS.

As members of Dahlem Research School, fellows benefit from a tailored qualification program and the opportunity to develop teaching and leadership skills. Furthermore, all fellows are supported in obtaining funding for follow-up research projects at Freie Universität Berlin. PostDocs thus are highly encouraged to use the PostDoc Portal and Professional Development Program opportunities of the DRS.