Deadline: 15 August 2016
Open to: candidates with very good graduate degree, independent research project within the fields of interest to the graduate school and with knowledge of German and English
Scholarship: monthly stipend of EUR 1,365, plus travel funds, grants for material costs, 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. Research at the Graduate School is conducted in three broad interdisciplinary fields:
- Origins and Forms of Social and Political Change;
- Cultural Systems;
- Infrastructure, Migration and Transfer of Knowledge.
Research at the Graduate School focuses particularly on interrelations and interdependencies 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, Social Sciences, and Law. In the context of cross-regional comparisons and transfer studies the School’s expertise in Area Studies is complemented by insights from Chinese, Japanese and North American Studies.
- Very good graduate degree (Master’s, Magister, Diploma, State Examination or equivalent degree);
- Knowledge of German and English;
- 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 the language of the object of studies.
PhD Scholarships are awarded with basic monthly stipend of EUR 1,365, plus travel funds, grants for material costs, child-care expenses in accordance with DFG guidelines where applicable.
How to apply?
In order to apply please submit the following documents to the online-application platform latest by 15 August 2016
- 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.
For more information, please visit the official website.