The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies of the Cluster of Excellence « Asia and Europe in a Global Context » at Heidelberg University welcomes applications for four doctoral scholarships beginning in the winter semester 2015/16.
The programme offers a monthly scholarship of 1,200 Euro. It further supports scholarship holders in framing their research through advanced courses, 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.
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. The most promising candidates will be invited to present their projects to the selection committee in Heidelberg around mid-May. Shortly after this, the scholarships will be awarded.
The deadline for applications is March 15, 2015.