PhD Scholarships at Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies

Deadline: 20 August 2015
Open to: holders of Master’s, Magister, Diploma, State Examination or equivalent degree
Scholarship: monthly stipend of USD 1,365, travel funds, grants for material costs and child-care expenses


The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies is a cooperative venture organized by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich and the Universität Regensburg. The School is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) as part of the German Excellence Initiative and started in November 2012. The holders of PhD scholarships will be expected to successfully conduct an independent research project which contributes to the Graduate School’s research fields. Participation in the Graduate School’s seminars and qualification program is mandatory. In an international working environment the Graduate School offers ideal conditions for the realization of excellent PhD-projects in the Humanities as well as in Social and Legal Studies which focus on East and Southeast Europe and the entanglements of this region with other regions of the world. The Graduate School is part of the centers for East and Southeast European studies at both sites which beside the universities include non-university research institutions. As an international research institution the Graduate School also explicitly invites applications from foreign candidates. The Graduate School’s seminars are bilingual (German and English). Appropriate language skills are expected.


  • Very good graduate degree (Master’s, Magister, Diploma, State Examination or equivalent degree);
  • Independent research project within the fields of interest to the Graduate School;
  • Interest in interdisciplinary research questions and sensitivity for transnational and spatial perspectives;
  • Knowledge of German and English;
  • Knowledge of the language of the object of studies.


PhD Scholarships are awarded with a basic monthly stipend of EUR 1,365, plus travel funds, grants for material costs as well as child-care expenses in accordance with DFG guidelines where applicable.

How to apply?

Please submit the complete application online including the following documents:

  • Research proposal of 4 to 6 pages;
  • Work plan and time schedule;
  • Letter of motivation;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Degree certificates (after higher education entrance qualification);
  • Abstract of the Master’s thesis;
  • List of publications if applicable;
  • References by two university professors.

Application deadline is 20 August 2015.

For more information please visit the official website.

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