4 Research Grants for Ph.D. students
The Graduate School "Society and Culture in Motion" (GS SCM) offers grants for Ph.D. students and also for junior researchers at the Postdoc level. For the time being, Ph.D. grants are at EUR 1050/month and Postdoc grants at EUR 2000/month.
For applicants outside the Schengen Area, the School offers assistance in obtaining visas. Travel expenses for those individuals coming to Germany (in order to take conduct research in Halle) can be paid for.
The Graduate School “Society and Culture in Motion” (SCM), Halle (Germany) announces the following openings:
4 grants for Ph.D. students (EUR 1050/month) for 24 months with the possibility of a 12 month extension
Applications must be received (not postmarked) by February 19th, 2016
April 1st, 2016
Who can apply for a Ph.D. stipend?
Potential Ph.D. students must hold an MA degree (equivalent to the German MA) in social sciences or humanities, or an equivalent degree entitling the holder to take up Ph.D. studies in Germany. In order to fully participate in and take advantage of the GS SCM’s activities, continuous presence of the students in Halle is required. Applications must include the following documents:
- Cover letter
- Copy of M.A. certificate (English or German)
- Transcript of Records (if available)
- Outline of a research proposal together with project timeline (3000 - 5000 words). This proposal should relate to the general topic "Estrangement as a learning process" (see above for a description of the central research topic). Furthermore, we ask that you include details of your research progress (if any) up to the time of application.
- Letter of recommendation written by an academic supervisor from the previous university.
- Proof of adequate knowledge of English (if a non-native speaker).
What we offer Ph.D.s
- Trans-disciplinary seminars and workshops on various subjects.
- Presentations and talks by visiting scholars.
- Workshops related to key skills training.
- A framework for discussing dissertation projects.
- In addition to the grants, the GS SCM offers additional financial support forgrantees with children.
- The GS SCM can also contribute to field work expenses (if applicable). If this kind of support is required, then it should be stated and explained in the research proposal.
The GS SCM programme is not only directed at the GS SCM grantees; a number of other Ph.D. students and junior researchers are continuously taking part in the programme.
While the working language of the GSSCM is English, we nevertheless request that students acquire a working knowledge of German (for everyday communication as well as reading skills in scholarly literature). German language instruction is available through the university.
What is expected from participating Ph.D. students?
- We expect a sustained effort in the Ph.D. work, together with
- a willingness to actively take part in the GS SCM schooling programme. This involves giving presentations and papers at the trans-disciplinary seminars, workshops, as well as on other occasions
- a general interest in methodological and epistemological enquiries.
Successful completion of the degree (Ph.D.) takes place according to the guidelines and regulations of the corresponding faculty.
Submission of applications
Please submit complete applications
- by e-mail to: email@example.com
- or by ordinary mail to the following address:
Graduate School “Society and Culture in Motion”
D-06114 Halle (Saale)