Stipendien Uni Giessen

10 PhD Fellowships International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) Due to generous support from the German Research Foundation (DFG), the GCSC invites applications for up to 10 PhD fellowships. PhD candidates seeking an excellent research environment will find ideal conditions and maximum support at the GCSC, which was awarded the status of a ‘DFG - Graduate School of Germany’s Excellence Initiative’ in 2006. The PhD fellowships include a monthly stipend of approximately €1.000 and are offered for one year with the possibility of two extensions, each of a year. The fellowships commence on October 1st, 2008. Fellows are required to participate in the study programme and the wide-ranging events offered by the GCSC, and expected to get involved in the relevant GCSC graduate research areas. Fellowship holders must be registered as PhD students at Justus Liebig University, and are expected to take up residence in or near Giessen. PhD supervisors from among the GCSC faculty may be chosen by the applicants before or after their admission. There are no tuition fees for doctoral students at JLU, except for an enrolment fee of approximately €200 per semester. The GCSC encourages applicants who have graduated with excellent marks from their home universities in one of the GCSC’s academic subjects* or in the arts/humanities, cultural studies or social sciences. The proposed research project should fit into one of the GCSC’s research areas*. Candidates must be fluent in either English or German. To apply, please complete and submit our online application form (via email) and send the following materials by post to the address indicated below: [ul][li]A short CV [/li][li]Copies of all degree certificates [/li][li]A research proposal of no more than 10 pages. Proposals should include a brief abstract summing up your aims and methods, sketch the guiding questions of your project while embedding them in the current academic debate, and show that the dissertation will make an innovative and important contribution to the field. The proposal should also clearly indicate the ways in which the project connects to the GCSC research profile and outline the source materials that will be used[/li][li]A time-plan [/li][li]Two references from university teachers [/li][li]A copy of the degree/master’s thesis [/li][li]Two additional copies of the entire application (with exception of the degree thesis)[/li][/ul] The closing date is May 2nd, 2008. Applications should be submitted to: Director of Graduate Studies Prof. Dr. Ansgar Nünning International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) Justus Liebig University Giessen Alter Steinbacher Weg 38, 35394 Giessen Germany Please quote the reference number PHD08. The selection criteria include the academic qualification of the candidates as well as the quality of the research proposal and suitability of the project to the GCSC research programme. Short-listed candidates will be invited for a 30-minute interview, telephone interviews can be arranged for candidates from overseas. For further information, please visit our website or contact us at On April 7th, the GCSC will host an Open Day to give potential applicants the opportunity to meet staff and students involved in the programme and to learn more about the academic profile and aims of the Centre, the wide range of interdisciplinary courses, colloquia, conferences, and research support on offer, as well as the international networks and publishing opportunities available to our members. *) see