Scholarship for Doctoral Studies - "Ancient Philosophy and History of Ancient Science“ Program 2019, Germany

Free University of Berlin


December 01, 2018

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Graduate School Scholarship Program Advertisement of Two Scholarships for Doctoral Studies in the „Ancient Philosophy and History of Ancient Science“ Program

The Graduate School Scholarship Program (GSSP) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering two doctoral scholarships to research and complete a doctorate within the “Ancient Philosophy and History of Ancient Science” program at the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS). We welcome applications from highly qualified graduates from the fields of Ancient Philosophy, Classics, or History of Ancient Science. Candidates must hold an outstanding Master's degree, or equivalent degree, in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion. The scholarships are available from October 2019 for three or four years (subject to a satisfactory annual progress review). 

The call is open only to applicants

  • who are not German citizens
  • who have not resided in Germany continuously for longer than 12 months as of the application deadline
  • whose last final exam (M.A.) should have taken place no longer than 5 years and 9 months ago

Further qualifications Dissertation proposals: For the Ancient Philosophy pathway of the program we particularly welcome dissertation proposals, which involve both philosophy and one or more special sciences (including mathematics, medicine, and other disciplines that we might not today consider special sciences, such as grammar or divination). For the History of Ancient Science pathway of the program we also (but not exclusively) welcome dissertation proposals that consider philological, social and cultural aspects of the ancient sciences, both in the Greco-Roman and in the ancient Near Eastern, Early-Christian and Islamic world.

Language skills: Candidates are expected to have sufficient command of the relevant ancient languages for their dissertation project. Since the language of instruction is predominantly English, their English should be good enough to join discussions and write papers.

We strongly recommend that you contact a potential supervisor of your choice for your dissertation project, before submitting your application; your first supervisor must be one of the professors at Freie Universität zu Berlin or Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. In accordance with DAAD guidelines, doctoral scholarship holders receive a basic monthly stipend of 1,200 Euros: a travel allowance: a combined health, accident and liability insurance policy; allowances for study and research and, where applicable, rent and family allowances, as well as financial support for a pre-sessional language course. 

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November 03, 2018
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