Fellowships and PhDs at Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies

Deadline: 24 August 2014
Open to: master graduates with a comparable qualification
Scholarship: monthly stipend of 1,365 EUR for PhD position; for research position: Grade E 13 of the German Public Service Salary Scale


Research at the Graduate School is conducted in three broad interdisciplinary fields: Origins and Forms of Social and Political Change, Cultural Systems and Infrastructure, Migration and Transfer of Knowledge. Research at the Graduate School focuses particularly on interrelations and inter-dependencies between East and Southeast Europe and other regions of the world. In the context of its primary focus on East and Southeast Europe, the Graduate School draws on the following disciplines: History, Literary and Language Studies, Art History, Theatre Studies, Political Science, and Law. The holders of both the doctoral positions and the 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 will be mandatory.



  • Very good graduate degree (Master’s, Magister, German 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 a third language is preferred.


PhD Scholarships are awarded for two years with the option of extension for another eighteen months. A basic monthly stipend of 1,365 Euro is provided, plus travel fundsgrants for material costs as well as child-care expenses. The remuneration for Research Fellow Positions is based on Grade E 13 (65%) of the German Public Service Salary Scale. It includes a teaching obligation of one semester hour per week.


Please submit the online application which should include the following documents:

  • Research proposal of 4 to 6 pages;
  • Work plan and time schedule;
  • 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.

Deadline for applications is 24 August 2014. Eligible candidates will be invited for an interview in Munich on 2 October 2014.

For further information, please visit the official call for applications.

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