Doctoral Scholarships in Transcultural Studies (Heidelberg University)

The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) of the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies at Heidelberg University welcomes applications for up to six doctoral scholarships beginning in the winter semester 2018/19.

In accordance with the research scheme of the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies, the three-year graduate programme focuses on the dynamics of cultural exchange processes between and within Asia and Europe, and challenges established notions of national, ethnic, and disciplinary categories. The GPTS offers an excellent, highly interdisciplinary and international research environment combining the German model of individualized doctoral studies with a system of guided courses. The scholarships amount to 1.200 EUR over a period of 36 months.

Applicants are expected to propose a doctoral project with a strong affiliation to the research framework of the GPTS. They must hold an M.A. or equivalent in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade and provide proof of advanced language skills in English.

Applications, including a CV, a letter of intention, a project proposal, a schedule for the dissertation, and two letters of recommendation are submitted through an online application system.

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2018.

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