Starting in April 2018, the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne will award 9 Integrated Track doctoral scholarships.
The a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School serves the entire Faculty of Arts and Humanities and covers all qualification levels of academic training in the arts and humanities – from Master to postdoc. The structured model of doctoral studies of the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne, the so-called “Integrated Track”, enables students to complete a high-quality dissertation within three years in a lively interdisciplinary research environment.
With its distinctive interdisciplinary emphasis, the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School encourages young scholars to go beyond the boundaries of their disciplines. This dialogic, cross-disciplinary approach aims to foster an understanding of a wide range of knowledge processes in all their complexity. Seeking to bridge the disciplinary divide between the humanities and the natural sciences, a.r.t.e.s. focuses on the complex intersections between language, history, culture, mediality, anthropology, and ethics.
Candidates admitted to the structured doctoral model Integrated Track are supervised by a team of three researchers and participate in a curriculum that includes, among other things, the attendance of regular meetings with one of the interdisciplinary graduate classes.
Information regarding double/multiple applications
Please note: It is not possible to apply simultaneously for an a.r.t.e.s. doctoral scholarship and for a fellowship in the a.r.t.e.s. EUmanities programme in the winter semester 2017/18.
If you have – successfully or not – applied for a funding programme of the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School in the summer semester 2017, we kindly ask you to read the additional information regarding double/multiple applications in our FAQ.
When applying for an a.r.t.e.s. doctoral scholarship in the winter semester 2017/18, you may not apply again for other funding programmes of the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School in the summer semester 2018.
To apply for an a.r.t.e.s. doctoral scholarship, please send all your application documents (application form and additional documents) by post. The deadline for applications is November 3, 2017 (application receipt). Additionally, please submit only the application form – completed digitally – as one (1) PDF file by e-mail to artes-application(at)uni-koeln.de.
Please submit the following documents (single-sided, A4, loose sheets without paper clips, staples, or clear plastic folders):
- Completed application form
(Please note: Please do not complete the application form in your browser. Instead, save the file on your computer and use the "Acrobat Reader" or an equivalent programme to complete it.)
- Covering letter
- Curriculum vitae
- List of publications (if applicable)
- Copy of university diploma (final degree)
(Please note: Intermediate certificates or Bachelor's degree diplomas are not required.)
(Please note: Diplomas of universities from non-EU-countries have to be submitted as certified copies. These documents will be returned after the application process has been finalised.)
- Copy of Transcript of Records
- Report on degree thesis (e.g. M. A. thesis)
- Research proposal for the doctoral dissertation project
(7,000–12,000 characters plus appendix & bibliography)
- Expert report on the doctoral dissertation project
Please do not send original documents! The documents will not be returned.
The university diploma and the report on your degree thesis may be handed in later. The deadline for this is November 28, 2017 (application receipt).
Please send your complete application documents by November 3, 2017 (application receipt) to the following address:
a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne
University of Cologne
Dr. Artemis Klidis-Honecker
D - 50923 Cologne
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