The Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies (IZO) at Goethe University Frankfurt is a research institution which spans a number of different disciplines. Research and teaching at the IZO focus on an understanding of the contemporary cultures and societies of China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia and their historic roots, combining the perspectives of various subjects. The aim is primarily to strengthen interdisciplinary, theory-based research and work with original documents, which requires a high degree of proficiency in the respective languages. The Centre is an integral element of the internationalisation strategy of the Goethe University. Find out more about research activities at the IZO on the IZO Research page.
Prof. Dr. Michael Lackner
Chairman of the Advisory Board
Sinology, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg
Prof. Dr. Joachim Kurtz
Institute for Sinology, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg
Volker Gempt (Chairman)
President of the German-Japanese Society Frankfurt am Main e. V
Dr. Petra Kolonko
Former Political Correspondent for East Asia at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Deputy Head of Department at the Hessian Ministry for Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development
Dr. Jurgen Ratzinger
Managing Director at the Frankfurt am Main Chamber of Industry and Commerce for the International business area
Prof. Dr. Heinz Riesenhuber
Former Federal Minister for Research and Technology, former member of the German Bundestag
Former President, Chief Operating Officer and Representative Director of Takata Corporation, Japan
Member of the partner group B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. Holding AG, Chairman of the German-Japanese Economic Circle (DJW)
The Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies (IZO) offers Fellowships for a duration of between one and three months to highly qualified external researchers. We welcome unsolicited applications as well as nominations from the extended governing board of the IZO.
Specific criteria for consideration and acceptance as an IZO Fellow are:
The primary purpose of the Fellowship is generally speaking to allow work on an individual time-limited research project which during the time spent in Frankfurt or immediately afterwards will lead to a publication in one of the IZO publication series. In addition, every Fellow is obliged to give a public lecture organised by, or with the assistance of, the IZO. Fellows will be present in Frankfurt during the entire duration of the Fellowship and will make themselves available for regular communication with the IZO. If it is required by the IZO, a Fellowship may be awarded that facilitates primarily the collaboration on an ongoing or prospective joint research project and which does not necessarily result in a publication.
Detailed applications with reference to the above criteria and with a precise outline of a research project should be submitted to email@example.com.
Bockenheimer Landstr. 133, Neue Mensa R. 305, PO 20
Tel. +49 (0) 69-798-23284, email: izo[at]uni-frankfurt.de
Rostocker Straße 2, SKW, 5th floor, room 05.B140
Sinology/MEAS, FB09 - Linguistics, Cultures, and Arts
Tel. +49 (0)69-798-28795, email: m.troester[at]em.uni-frankfurt.de
Matthew Kwan-ho Lee (IZO), E-Mail: k.lee[at]em.uni-frankfurt.de
John Droß, (IZO/MEAS), E-Mail: dross[at]em.uni-frankfurt.de