Call for Applications: 12th EAJS Workshop for Doctoral Students
Venue: EHESS (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales/School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences), Paris, France
Date: 4-7 July 2016
Project director: Dr Sébastien Lechevalier (EHESS)
Language for applications and during the workshop: English
Application deadline: 31 March 2016
To apply please use our online application system.
The European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) invites doctoral students in all humanities and social sciences to apply for the 12th EAJS Workshop for Doctoral Students (4 -7 July 2016). The workshop will take place at EHESS (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales/School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences) in Paris, France. EAJS will cover the costs of travel (up to 400 EUR) and accommodation for the duration of the workshop for a group of 18-20 doctoral students and 4-5 senior scholars who will act as advisors.
Application and Selection Process
Please be aware that EAJS uses an online system to manage submissions for its workshop for doctoral students.
In the first instance your application should include:
- A curriculum vitae
- A short cover letter (maximum 250 words), indicating why you wish to attend the workshop as well as the current state of progress of the doctoral work
- A summary of the dissertation project (maximum 500 words), explaining topic, relevance, research question, methodology, and current stage of the dissertation project
These documents must be submitted via the application website by 31 March 2016. Selected candidates will be notified by 30 April 2016.
Short-listed candidates will then be required to send a project report (about 5000 words) to the project director by 31 May 2016.
This project report should have the following structure:
1. title and author
2. abstract with keywords
3. current state of research (empirical findings and theories) and research gap(s)
4. research question of project and its relevance respectively own motivation
5. theoretical framework, methodology of project, and schedule
6. hypotheses and/or preliminary results
7. (possible) difficulties in realizing research project
8. quoted literature
It goes without saying that the project report should conform to best academic practice (language, referencing, etc.). It will be the basis for short presentations on the individual research projects, for group presentations and discussions, and for the individual supervision.
Note that the second application stage will not be competitive. Each applicant who receives a request to send in a full project report will be accepted. However, an extension of the deadline for the project report will not be possible since all project reports need to be sent to all participants. Shortlisted candidates who fail to submit their project report by the deadline will not be admitted to the workshop.
All selected candidates will furthermore be required to submit a short report (250-300 words) on their participation in the workshop until 31 August 2016.
Reports by participating scholars will appear on the EAJS website at www.eajs.eu as well as in the EAJS Bulletin.
Accepted candidates will also be required to join the European Association for Japanese Studies.
For all enquiries please feel free to contact us via email at office[at]eajs.eu.