Eastern Europe – Global Area (EEGA)
EEGA@future: Postgraduate-Grants (Preparation of PhD)
The Leibniz ScienceCampus “Eastern Europe – Global Area” (EEGA) is committed to developing new research perspectives on Eastern Europe, engaging in knowledge exchange activities on the region with stakeholders, and promoting young researchers. It follows the idea that the multi-disciplinary and multi-faceted examination of processes of globalisation are a key for a better understanding of actual societal developments. The focus is on Eastern Europe’s diverse, tension-filled, and sometimes paradoxical globalisation projects “from within” and “from the outside”, and thus, on the selfpositioning of Eastern European societies under the global condition.
The EEGA brings together interdisciplinary knowledge and expertise from researchers affiliated with both universities and research institutes in the Leipzig-Jena-Halle science region. Together with partners from the region, the EEGA explores the fields of migration and mobilities; business strategies and political economies; cultural and intellectual perspectives and identities; and political integration in a changing global arena. Overcoming prejudices and clichés, some of which are rooted in the era of the Cold War, and promoting an informed understanding of Eastern Europe in its diverse traditions and positions, developments and (internal) dynamics, are the primary mission.
Research Areas: The EEGA focuses on five Research Areas:
- Research Area 1: Mobilities and Migration Regimes in Eastern Europe (Coordination: Judith Miggelbrink and Helena Flam)
- Research Area 2: The Self-Positioning of Eastern Europe in a New World Order In-The-Making (Coordination: Frank Hadler and Matthias Middell)
- Research Area 3: Business Strategies and Frameworks of Political Economies (Coordination: Sebastian Henn, Thomas Glauben and Thorsten Posselt)
- Research Area 4: Cultural and Intellectual Perspectives and Identifications (Coordination: Jürgen Heyde, Yvonne Kleinmann and Stefan Troebst)
- Research Area 5: Eastern Europe in Times of Europeanisation (Coordination: Gert Pickel and Holger Lengfeld)
To support scholarship holders during the period of intense proposal writing, the EEGA awards individual scholarships of 750 Euros per month for 3 months of funding. The coaching programme starts on 1 October 2017 and ends on 31 December 2017. Extensions are not foreseen. By no later than 4 weeks in advance of the scholarship a formal scholarship agreement will be signed by the spokespersons of the ScienceCampus EEGA and the scholarship holder. Failure to submit the first draft of the PhD proposal will lead to the discontinuation of the scholarship. Repayments will be claimed.
Applications must include:
- Motivation letter
- Abstract (250 – 500 words), field of research and 5 keywords describing the intended PhD project
- Letter of reference
Please submit your application as 1 PDF (max. 10 pages, 3 MB) to email@example.com by 15 May 2017.
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