The program’s purpose is to support highly-qualified international postdocs. COFUND is designed to support the further academic career of researchers by offering a tailored qualification program. For 15 months researchers get financial support carrying out their own research project. Final goal is a successful grant application for a subsequent research project at Freie Universität.
In 2012, Susanna Harris and Kathryn Piquette have been awarded COFUND Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. Their scientific work will be based in the Excellence Program TOPOI:
Susanna Harris examines the statue menhir evidence. Her project is a spatial analysis of regional costume motifs in the Final Neolithic and early Bronze Age throughout France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. The results will provide a and large scale analysis of social identity expressed through costume. –> Profile (Freie Universität Berlin)
Meanwhile Kathryn Piquette is about to gain a new understanding of the ways in which early Egyptian and Near Eastern writing and art was deployed in the construction and transformation of space and cultural knowledge. –> Profile (Freie Universität Berlin)
More about the COFUND researcher’s work with TOPOI follows soon.
Further information and application process COFUND: