[KS] Doctoral scholarships in Transcultural Studies/Heidelberg

Kamm, Bjoern-Ole kamm at asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de
Tue Mar 6 14:23:10 EST 2012

Dear colleagues,

The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies of the Cluster of
Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" at Heidelberg University
welcomes applications for eight doctoral scholarships, subject to
budgetary approval of the Cluster for the second funding period in the
Excellence Initiative of the German central and state governments. A
decision is expected by June 16, 2012. In case of success, the new funding
period would start on November 1, 2012.

The programme offers a monthly scholarship of 1.000 Euro. It further
supports scholarship holders in framing their research through advanced
courses and individual supervision and mentoring. Half of the scholarships
are reserved for young scholars from Asia.

Applicants are expected to propose a doctoral project with a strong
affiliation to the research framework of the Cluster. They must hold an
M.A. or equivalent in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences
with an above-average grade. Applications, including a CV, a letter of
intention, a project proposal, a schedule for the dissertation, and two
referees for recommendation are submitted through an Online Application

After an initial evaluation and selection, applicants will be asked to get
in contact with possible supervisors at the Cluster of Excellence to
discuss their project proposal. Following a positive decision on the
second funding period in June, the most promising applicants would be
invited to present their projects to the selection committee in
Heidelberg. Subsequently the scholarship holders would be selected.

The deadline for applications is May 15, 2012.

For more information about the Graduate Programme for Transcultural
Studies and the scholarships
see:http://www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/en/gpts or send an e-mail to:
application-gpts at asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de.

We would be grateful if you circulate this email among prospective

With best wishes

Oliver Lamers, Graduate Programme Manager
Alexander Haentzschel, Press Officer

The Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" is an
interdisciplinary network of researchers at Heidelberg University. About
200 scholars examine the processes of cultural entanglements between Asia
and Europe from a global perspective.

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