1 February 2019
Up to 8 PhD scholarships.
Giessen University’s International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), co-funded from 2006-2019 by the German federal government’s Excellence Initiative, offers a three-year, structured PhD-programme in the study of culture.
with its excellent research environment, a doctoral programme which is tailored to the needs of Ph.D. students and the intensive personal support it provides, the Graduate Centre offers doctoral researchers optimum conditions for their PhD-projects and custom-made preparation for the time thereafter, both with regard to academic and non-academic careers.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.
- We invite applications from students who graduated with excellent marks (from two-year research-track master’s programmes in one of the GCSC’s academic subjects* or the arts/humanities, cultural studies or social sciences no longer than two years ago as well as from students who expect to obtain a first or upper second class honours M.A. degree (or the equivalent).
- The GCSC encourages applications which make a significant contribution to the study of culture in various historical contexts, including contemporary phenomena. An international research perspective, i.e. international study experience, is an advantage.
- The GCSC’s working languages are German and English, and applicants must be fluent in at least one of them; knowledge of both is an advantage and should be acquired during the scholarship period.
- The GCSC focuses its research within the following Research Area
1: Cultural Memory Studies | Research Area.
2: Cultural Narratologies | Research Area.
3: Cultural Transformation and Performativity Studies | Research Area.
4: Visual and Material Culture Studies | Research Area.
5: Media and Multiliteracy Studies | Research Area.
6: Cultural Identities | Research Area.
7: Global Studies and Politics of Space | Research Area.
8: Cultures of Knowledge, Research and Education.
- Includes a monthly stipend of approximately €1,468 (plus family allowances when applicable).
- Scholarships are offered for one year with the possibility of two extensions, each of one year.
- The GCSC supports young researchers with families: appointees with children under the age of twelve are eligible for renewals of up to four years.
- There are no tuition fees for doctoral students at the JLU, except for an enrolment fee of approximately €300 per semester.
To apply for GCSC scholarships, you will first be asked to register on the application platform from here.
Please fill in and upload the following documents:
- a 1-2 page cover letter, explaining your motives for applying at the GCSC;
- a short abstract of your research project (approx. 500 words), including the title of your project and a brief outline of the methodology you will use;
- a curriculum vitae.
- two letters of recommendation provided by university professors.
- Copies of your school and university diplomas
- A dissertation-project proposal that includes an overview of the current state of research pertaining to the topic, your main research questions and methodology as well as a selected bibliography. Please make clear the extend to which your research project contributes to the GCSC’s research profile. Your proposal should not exceed 10 pages (excluding bibliography).
- A detailed schedule describing the specific stages of your work over a period of three years
- a digital copy of your M.A.-thesis
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Sara Idris/ Egypt “
Reviewed by” Hend Younis/ Egypt “
MARJ3 Scholarships team