CHCI-Mellon Global Humanities Institute 531 views

Type of Funding

Fully funded




The CHCI-Mellon Global Humanities Institute is inviting applications from early career researchers and advanced graduate students from the interdisciplinary humanities and social science studies, to attend the 2020 CHCI-Mellon Global Humanities Institute on “Migration, Logistics and Unequal Citizens in Contemporary Context”. The summer school will be hosted by the International Center for Cultural Studies, NCTU, in Hsinchu, Taiwan, from 1 to 10 June 2020.

The 2020 CHCI-Mellon Global Humanities Institute on “Migration, Logistics and Unequal Citizens in Contemporary Context” is a partnership of 5 universities: National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan), Western Sydney University (Australia), Mahidol University (Thailand), University of Malaya (Malaysia), and Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland).

The Global Humanities Institute will focus on the following 3 interrelated themes:

  • Conditions of Migration and Precarious Lives
  • Logistics, Geo-economics, Zoning Politics, and Local Infrastructure Initiatives and
  • Theoretical Issues Concerning the Questions of Unequal Citizens.

This GHI will form a platform for interdisciplinary collaboration for people studying or working on issues related to migration, logistics, and unequal citizens in the global context.  Activities in the institute include seminars, participant presentations, workshops, group discussions, film and performance viewings, and site visits. The working language for the summer institute and all activities will be mainly English, but when needed, simultaneous interpretation will be provided.


Participants’ travel, accommodation, and main meals will be covered for the residency on the condition that they fully participate in the Institute. Travel must be booked and paid for by each participant and will be reimbursed upon completion of the residency.

It is hoped, that through this summer institute, a network or the Consortium for the Transnational Joint Research Center for Migration, Logistics, and Cultural Intervention, will be formed to initiate the relevant research issues, keep the project socially engaged and for members to work with one another after the summer institute has ended.


Applicants must be applicants must be currently affiliated with a CHCI member-organization or a university hosting a CHCI member-organization (see Official Website for CHCI directory).

Advanced graduate students and early career researchers from the interdisciplinary humanities and social science studies, including but not limited to literature, history, philosophy, culture studies, gender studies, film and documentary studies, audio-visual arts, performing arts, law, anthropology, sociology, journalism, social media, digital platform, and other forms of practitioners, are eligible to apply.

Up to 20 participants for the summer institute in NCTU, Taiwan will be selected. Each institution will nominate 2 participants to attend the summer institute. In addition to this, there are up to 10 places open to early career researchers in any member CHCI institutions (see Official Webite for directory).


Applications are to be done online by 1 October 2019.

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