Terms, Conditions & Data Privacy

Terms, Conditions & Data Privacy

The deadline for application is 11:59pm CEST on Friday, 1 May 2020. To guarantee fair conditions for everyone, we cannot accept any application that reaches us after 1 May 2020, no matter how it was transmitted.

To ensure a good working and learning environment for our participants, we will only be able to accept 26 applicants for the Autumn Research School. The organizing committee will decide on applications according to academic strength of the project proposal and the suggested topic area, and inform you about their decision until 1 June 2020. The committee will endeavour to achieve a balance of topic areas, disciplines and participants from different continents.

Application is only possible via the online application form. In the application form, you will be requested to enter general information regarding your name, address, position, affiliation and university education and nationality. You will be asked to submit a short CV, a letter of motivation, a project outline (no longer than one page). This information is needed to judge the applications and decide on a list of participants, as well as to contact you about the decision. 

Data Privacy

The information you share with us through the application form on this website will be stored on the University Bremen server and only be accessible to members of the organizing committee. The information will only be used for means of choosing participants, preparation and organisation of the Autumn School 2020. The University of Bremen takes data privacy very seriously (see Data Policy of University of Bremen). We will treat your data confidentially and according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you are not chosen as a participant or decide to withdraw your application or participation, your information will be deleted within one month of notification. If you become a participant, will we delete your information one month after completion of the autumn school.

By accepting these terms, conditions and data privacy regulations, you consent to your information given in the application form (name, email and postal address, position, affiliation and university education, nationality, CV, a letter of motivation and project outline) are stored and used as explained above.

Fees and Travel Costs

Due to generous funding by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) participants will not have to pay fees or costs for accommodation. Participants can apply for financial support in form of a refund of travel costs according to DAAD rates for travel allowances. Please, do not hesitate to inform us if you would like to apply for financial support for travel costs. Please, note that the number of travel allowances given are limited. Travel allowances will be granted depending on the number of applicable candidates and available funds. Unfortunately, participants based in Germany are not applicable for this funding. Double financing is not accepted. As funding will be granted according to the DAAD rates for travel allowances, the refund might only partially cover your travel costs. Unfortunately, YISARES 2020 does not cover any costs in connection with your visa application. Should after receiving your letter of acceptance for any reason you decide not to participate in the Autumn School or be forced to cancel, you must inform the organizers at least one week in advance, so that we can cancel your hotel reservation.

Visas and Travel

All participants are responsible for their own travel bookings, travel insurance and visa applications. Participants are asked to apply for their visas in due time. The organizers will provide participants with a formal letter of acceptance to the Autumn School. It cannot, however, guarantee a successful application.


Please, contact yisares@uni-bremen.de, if you have any further questions.

Organizing Team

Dr. Ulrike Flader, Postdoc Researcher, Research Group Soft Authoritarianisms, Worlds of Contradiction
Prof. Dr. Shalini Randeria, University of Bremen Excellence Chair
Prof. Dr. Michi Knecht, Spokesperson, Worlds of Contradiction
Prof. Dr. Ingo H. Warnke, Spokesperson, Worlds of Contradiction
Dr. Jens Adam, Postdoc Researcher, Research Group Soft Authoritarianisms, Worlds of Contradiction
Hagen Steinhauer, PhD Researcher, Research Group Soft Authoritarianisms, Worlds of Contradiction
Natasha Deasy, Student Assistent

Universität Bremen
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