Rachel Carson Center RCC Landhaus Fellowship Program 2023

Rachel Carson Center (RCC) Landhaus Fellowship Program 2023

Herrmannsdorfer Landwerkstätten and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society are glad to solicit applicants for a new fellowship program headquartered in Herrmannsdorf.

The Landhaus Fellowship Program is a living-learning environment. In the freshly rebuilt medieval house on the Herrmannsdorfer organic farm south of Munich, up to nine men will live and work together. Excellent doctorate, post-doctoral, and senior academics studying in the field of environment and society are eligible for these grants.

Individuals or interdisciplinary teams are encouraged to apply; RCC also accept applications for scholarly outreach projects (journalism, documentary film, community engagement, etc.). All fellows are required to live at the RCC Landhaus for the duration of their fellowship, work on a major project, and engage actively in RCC life. Please keep in mind that the RCC does not fund field excursions or archive research.

Fellows at the RCC Landhaus will have their own bedroom and bathroom, as well as shared kitchen, dining, and living areas, including a large outdoor terrace and garden. Landhaus fellows will also be integrated into the RCC’s academic life in Munich, where they will be assigned a workspace, have full access to libraries and academic support, and attend regular events.

Awards for Fellowships – Rachel Carson Center RCC Landhaus Fellowship Program 2023

Fellowships are typically granted for three, six, nine, or twelve months in most situations. The following dates are possible start dates: 1 January 2022, 1 April 2022, 1 July 2022, and 1 October 2022; applicants must commit to one of these dates. In their application, applicants should specify their chosen duration and a firm start date.

In the RCC Landhaus, the Landhaus fellowship includes use of a single-occupancy room with its own bathroom. Fellows will be paid a monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses (food and transportation) based on their professional level at the commencement of the fellowship; the monthly stipend may be changed slightly depending on the fellowship’s specific terms and circumstances.

Candidates can usually expect to get the following funding:

  1. Doctoral fellows will receive 500 euros.
  2. Post-doctoral fellows will receive 750 euros.
  3. Senior fellows (15+ years post-doctoral) will receive 1000 euros.

Fellows will also receive a 125 Euro monthly food voucher for the on-site farm shop. The RCC will assist with local transportation (e-bikes, subsidies for train travel to Munich, etc.). Unfortunately, the RCC is unable to reimburse travel expenses to and from Munich/Herrmannsdorf from the fellow’s home country.


  • Fellows must have a track record of academic achievement in the field of environment and society.
  • By June 15, 2021, fellows must either be enrolled in a PhD program or have completed their doctoral degree.
  • Fellows are required to commit to a three- to twelve-month stay;
  • Fellowships must always begin on the first of the month and end on the last day of the month.
  • Fellows must always be willing and able to live in a residential setting with a diverse group of other scholars; please keep in mind that there are no facilities for partners or children at the RCC Landhaus, and rooms are only available for single occupancy.

How to Enter

The application date is July 31, 2022. Our online application platform is the only way to apply. The application portal will be open from July 1, 2022, through July 31, 2022. It will end on July 31, 2022, at 23:59 (Central European Time). Decisions will be made public by October 31, 2022.

The following should be included in the application (in English):

  • Cover letter (maximum of 750 words);
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages);
  • Description of the project (1,000 words maximum)
  • Research plan for the fellowship period (300 words maximum), including start date (must be fixed) and preferred length of stay; the fellowship can be started on 1 January 2022, 1 April 2022, 1 July 2022, or 1 October 2022.
  • Three references’ names and contact information; these scholars should be people who are familiar with you and your work. Please keep in mind that we do not require letters at first and may not contact your referees.

Joint applicants must each create an account in the online submission system and upload the same cover letter, project description, and research timetable.


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