Giessen University’s International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), co-funded by the German federal government’s Excellence Initiative, offers a three-year, structured PhD-programme in the study of culture.
The GCSC supports young researchers with families: appointees with children under the age of twelve are eligible for renewals of up to four years.
The University of Giessen, officially called Justus Liebig University Giessen, is a large public research university in Giessen, Hesse, Germany.
Applicants must obtain a first or upper second class honours M.A. degree (or the equivalent). 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.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for PhD programme at Giessen University.
Study Subject: The GCSC expects scholarship holders to:
· Pursue a dissertation project that contributes to the GCSC’s research profile* and can be supervised at the Justus Liebig University,
· Actively participate in one of the GCSC’s research areas* by initiating, coordinating and documenting collaborative research projects, such as conferences or publications,
· Participate in the GCSC’s curriculum.
Scholarship Award: The PhD scholarship period starts on October 1, 2017 and 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. Acceptance of a scholarship requires participation in the study programme and wide-ranging events offered by the GCSC, as well as active involvement in at least one Research Area and one other GCSC/GGK research group.
Doctoral members of the GCSC must register as PhD students at the Justus Liebig University. There are no tuition fees for doctoral students at the JLU, except for an enrolment fee of approximately €300 per semester. All scholarship holders are expected to assume residency in or near Giessen.
How to Apply: The main selection criteria are the candidates’ academic qualifications, the academic quality of the research proposal and the suitability of the project for the GCSC’s research programme. Short-listed candidates will be invited to a 30-minute interview. The application deadline is February 1, 2017. All applications (including an application form and further documents as stated on the GCSC website) have to be submitted online.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1/2/2017.