Call for Applications: Doctoral Scholarships in Transcultural Studies

The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” at Heidelberg University welcomes applications for doctoral scholarships beginning in the winter semester 2016/17.

The programme offers a monthly scholarship of 1.200 Euro. It further supports scholarship holders in framing their research through advanced courses as well as 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 one of the four research areas 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 letters of recommendation are submitted through an Online Application System.

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2016.

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@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de.

Heidelberg University’s core strategic partners in Korea is Seoul National University and for Heidelberg PhD students with an interest in Korea it is likely that they would pursue their research also in Korea during their doctoral training.

The Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” is an interdisciplinary network of researchers at Heidelberg University. About 200 scholars examine in which dynamics the transcultural processes between and within Asia and Europe develop.
http://www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/