Funding opportunities of TRA 4 'Individuals & Societies'

We support your third-party funding application from the idea to networking, start-ups and service to the application:

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  • Idea: Use TRA-specific calls, programs and events
  • Network: find cooperation partners, develop & discuss ideas in workshops
  • Start-up: launch projects & apply for (financial/ideal) funding for start-ups or events
  • Service: Application consulting for TRA and third-party funds
  • Application: project support and contact to specific consulting and service institutions

Collaboration: activities and platform

Find project partners: Collaboration Platform of TRA 4

On our Collaboration Platform, our members can present and discuss their current research ideas. Tell your TRA network that you are looking for collaboration partners or contribute your expertise to other projects and ideas.


TRA 4 Events
Lecture series: ‚DenkReise‘: ‚Landwirtschaft‘
Center for Life Ethics, ...
04:00 - 06:00
(Prof. Dr. Jan Börner, Universität Bonn – Institut für Lebensmittel- und Ressourcenökonomik) Off to new shores! Together with experts, we will embark on a ...
Lecture series: ‚DenkReise‘: ‚Finanzen‘
Center for Life Ethics, ...
04:00 - 06:00
(Prof. Dr. Thomas Dohmen, Universität Bonn – Institut für Angewandte Mikroökonomik) Off to new shores! Together with experts, we will embark on a journey ...
Lecture series: ‚DenkReise‘: ‚Kunst‘
Center for Life Ethics, ...
04:00 - 06:00
(Prof. Dr. Birgit Münch, Kunsthistorisches Institut der Universität Bonn) Off to new shores! Together with experts, we will embark on a journey of thought ...
Lecture series: ‚DenkReise‘: ‚Transformation‘
Center for Life Ethics, ...
04:00 - 06:00
(Prof. Dr. Stefan Tewes, FOM – Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management; Harry Gatter, zukunftsInstitut) Off to new shores! Together with experts, we will ...

TRA 4 & Teaching

Courses associated with the TRA 4

Further information will follow.


Job offers of TRA 4
Argelander Professorship Call for Applications (Application deadline: 19.12.2021)

The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn is an internationally operating research university with a broad spectrum of subjects. Over 200 years of history, around 38,000 students, more than 6,000 employees and an excellent reputation both at home and abroad: the University of Bonn is one of the most important universities in Germany and has been recognized as a university of excellence.

To sharpen and further develop its scientific profile, the university has established six transdisciplinary research areas (TRAs). As novel innovation-promoting organizational structures, the TRAs direct university research toward central scientific, technological and societal issues of the future. They serve as creative and explorative platforms on which subjects and faculties connect in a topic-oriented manner and coordinate their strategic development.
The promotion of scientists at all career stages is one of the most important goals of the University of Excellence Bonn. In this context, Argelander Tenure Track Professorships specifically serve to promote excellent young scientists and enable them to work on and further develop their research questions at the interface between disciplines. In the Transdisciplinary Research Area "Individuals, Institutions and Societies" (TRA Individuals, Institutions and Societies) at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, an Argelander Professorship (W1) in Environmental Economics, Sustainability and Inequality (tenure-track to W2) is to be filled as soon as possible within the framework of the Excellence Strategy.

Advertisement SHK/WHK (Application deadline: 5.12.2021)

The TRA Individuals, Institutions and Societies and the International Center for Philosophy NRW are looking for the project 'Ethics for Future' for the next possible date a
Student Assistant (SHK) or Research Assistant (WHF) (m/f/d) with a working time of 8 hours per week until 31.12.2022.

Your tasks:
- Support the scientific director of the IZPH in the planning of a third-party funded project with a focus on questions of ethics, politics, social theory and theoretical
philosophy;
- Research work, preparation of summaries, overviews, literature work, etc.;
- Image editing, creation of flyers, invitations, posters, maintenance of the web presence, etc.;
- Support in the organization, preparation/follow-up and implementation of events such as conferences, workshops, retreats (digital and presence);
- Support in administration and budget planning as well as communication with project partners in Germany and abroad;
- Collaboration in publication processes.

Your profile:
- Advanced degree in social sciences, law, cultural studies or humanities (Bachelor or Master) with very good grades and a connection to
Topics in ethics, politics, social theory and/or theoretical philosophy;
- Very good knowledge of literature research and the usual forms of citation in philosophy or the willingness to familiarize oneself with the latter in a short time;
- Enrollment at the University of Bonn;
- German language skills on a native level as well as very good written and spoken English, further language skills desirable;
- confident handling of the common MS-Office programs and ZOOM;
- confident handling of LaTeX, WordPress, Plone, HTML and/or Adobe Illustrator desirable;
- Interest in inter/transdisciplinary as well as intercultural collaboration and research;
- Independent and proactive approach, organizational skills, ability to work in a team;
- Strong written and verbal communication skills;
- Initial experience in organizing events and/or supervising projects.

We offer:
- a varied and challenging job in a team-oriented work environment with one of the largest employers in the region;
- flexible working hours and work arrangements;
- Insights into university science and project management as well as national and international inter/transdisciplinary research;
- Compensation in accordance with the applicable guidelines for the employment of student and research assistants at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn.

Advertisement WHF (12h/w) (Application deadline: 30.06.2021)

The TRA Individuals, Institutions and Societies is looking for a Research Assistant (WHF) (m/f/d) with a working time of up to 12 hours per week initially until 31.12.2021 with the prospect of extension initially until 31.12.2022.

Within the TRA Individuals, Institutions and Societies, researchers investigate the complex relationships between individuals, institutions and societies and develop new perspectives on micro-phenomena (e.g. personality development, competencies, individualization) and macro-phenomena (e.g. world society, globalization). For example, the goal is to identify key factors that influence social cohesion, equality of opportunity, efficiency, resource protection and the development of individual capabilities in the interplay of all these factors.


Your responsibilities:
- Supporting the TRA Manager.
- Research work, preparation of summaries, overviews, etc.
- Image editing, creation of flyers, invitations, etc.
- Support in the organization, preparation/follow-up of events (analog/digital)
- Setting up and sending out the TRA 4 newsletter, maintaining the membership mailing list
- Editing and maintenance of the TRA 4 homepage (temporarily together with another assistant)

Your profile:
- completed university studies (Bachelor) in social sciences, economics, social sciences, law, culture or humanities with very good grades
- matriculation at a university
- German language skills at native speaker level as well as very good written and spoken English skills
- proficient handling of the common MS-Office programs and ZOOM
- interest in inter-/transdisciplinary as well as intercultural cooperation and research
- independent and proactive approach, organizational skills
- strong written and oral communication skills
- experience with Plone 5 and eCampus (desirable)
- initial experience in organizing events and/or supervising projects

We offer:
- a varied and challenging job in a team-oriented work environment with one of the largest employers in the region
- flexible working hours and work arrangements
- insight into university science and project management as well as national and international inter-/transdisciplinary research
- remuneration according to the applicable guidelines for the employment of student and research assistants at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

Due to personnel law requirements, only students who have not previously been employed at the University of Bonn may apply.

Call for applications WHK (1h/w) in the project 'Semantization in discourses on the future' (deadline: 23.07.2021).

TRA 4 is looking for a Research Assistant (WHK) (m/f/d) with a working time of 19 h per week in the project "Semantization in Future Discourses. Agency and Integrity in the Face of Grand Challenges".


In view of the major (world) societal challenges, the question of an appropriate perception, description and interpretation of these phenomenon complexes arises. Already their semantizations operate with concepts, categories, linguistic images and value patterns that have implications for the imaginary and real space of action for dealing with, shaping and norming this challenge. This project investigates what notions of agency and integrity are associated with particular semantizations in future scenarios. For this purpose, theological and religious studies approaches from historical, systematic, and action-oriented perspectives will be combined.

Your tasks:
- Supporting the project management in the administrative coordination of the project.
- Research of and familiarization with German and European funding programs
- Preparation and follow-up of internal meetings and workshops
- Collaboration in publication processes (proofreading, layout)


Your profile:
- a university degree in humanities or social sciences (Master) with outstanding achievements
- German language skills on native level and very good English skills in written and spoken form
- proficient handling of the common MS Office programs (especially Word, Excel) and Zoom
- interest in research and research funding topics
- Interest in inter-/transdisciplinary as well as intercultural cooperation
- Independence, reliability, organizational talent, communication and team skills
- Initial experience in organizing events and/or supporting publications (desirable)


We offer:
- a varied and challenging job with one of the largest employers in the region
- opportunities for further education and training
- flexible working hours and work arrangements in consultation with the project team
- insights into science management, inter- and national interdisciplinary research
- payment according to the guidelines of the University of Bonn

Events for early career researchers
Lecture series: ‚DenkReise‘: ‚Landwirtschaft‘
Center for Life Ethics, ...
04:00 - 06:00
(Prof. Dr. Jan Börner, Universität Bonn – Institut für Lebensmittel- und Ressourcenökonomik) Off to new shores! Together with experts, we will embark on a ...
Lecture series: ‚DenkReise‘: ‚Finanzen‘
Center for Life Ethics, ...
04:00 - 06:00
(Prof. Dr. Thomas Dohmen, Universität Bonn – Institut für Angewandte Mikroökonomik) Off to new shores! Together with experts, we will embark on a journey ...
Lecture series: ‚DenkReise‘: ‚Kunst‘
Center for Life Ethics, ...
04:00 - 06:00
(Prof. Dr. Birgit Münch, Kunsthistorisches Institut der Universität Bonn) Off to new shores! Together with experts, we will embark on a journey of thought ...
Lecture series: ‚DenkReise‘: ‚Transformation‘
Center for Life Ethics, ...
04:00 - 06:00
(Prof. Dr. Stefan Tewes, FOM – Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management; Harry Gatter, zukunftsInstitut) Off to new shores! Together with experts, we will ...
Announcements for early career researchers
Workshop (09.12.2022): ‚Was hält die Demokratie zusammen?

Die „Großen Herausforderungen“, wie die Folgen des Klimawandels, die Frage nach Mobilität und Migration sowie die rasanten Veränderungen der Gesellschaft durch Digitalisierung und Künstliche Intelligenz betreffen alle Menschen. Die Frage nach der angemessenen Wahrnehmung, Beschreibung, und Deutung dieser Phänomenkomplexe ist zentral, denn bereits ihre Semantisierung formiert durch die Nutzung bestimmter Konzepte, Kategorien, Sprachbilder und Wertungsmuster mögliche Akteur*innen und Handlungsräume. Verschiedene Semantisierungen führen so zu jeweils bestimmten Vorstellungen von Agency und Integrität innerhalb der aufgemachten Zukunftsszenarien. Genau dieses Verhältnis soll im Projekt untersucht werden. Innovativ ist dabei die analytische Verbindung der Begriffe Semantisierung, Agency und Integrität. Diese werden als sich im Wechselverhältnis gegenseitig konstituierend verstanden, wodurch das Prozesshafte des Ringens um eine adäquate Zukunftsbeschreibung herausgearbeitet und konzeptualisiert werden kann.

Workshop: 'Autonomy in the Digital Age: Rethinking Relationsships between Humans, Technology and Society'

20. - 22.11.2022 | University of Bonn

An international Conference of the Research Group “Autonomy and autonomous Systems” of the Universities Bonn & RWTH Aachen

Autonomy, originally a core concept of the Enlightenment epitomizing aspirations of modernity, has become one of the central and particularly high-profile concepts in debates on digital transformations.

Project completion: Health information on the Internet "Gesucht: Verlässliche Gesundheitsinfos im Internet"

Just ask "Dr. Google"? For many consumers, the Internet is the first port of call for questions about health. The skills that are helpful when dealing with online health information and how competencies can be strengthened are currently the subject of much discussion and research. In the project "Orientation aids in dealing with online health information" (OriGes), the websites www.gesund-im-netz.net for adults and www.klick2health.net for adolescents were further developed as orientation aids for dealing with online health information from 2020 to 2022. To mark the successful conclusion of the project, we cordially invite you to our public closing event. We look forward to presenting the results to you and discussing them with you. The event will take place hybrid.

Thursday, December 1, 2022
17:30 - 19:30

Call for Application: Forum Humanum Fellowships/Fall Institute ‘A.I. – The Art of Interpretation’

In association with the Udo Keller Stiftung Forum Humanum, the TRA 4 – Individuals, Institutions and Societies (University of Bonn) is offering up to 10 Forum Humanum fellowships to qualified doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers from any department in the social sciences or humanities at the University of Bonn to participate in an event to be held at the recently founded Institute for Philosophy and the New Humanities at the New School for Social Research (NYC).


Contact

Johanna Tix

Manager of the TRA

Poppelsdorfer Allee 24

53115 Bonn

+49 171 33 160 47

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