Starting in April 2020, the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne will award 8 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, 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.
Each year, the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School offers Doctoral Scholarships, awarding at least fifty percent of them to students who completed their studies at a university other than the University of Cologne. All applicants meeting the scholarship requirements will enter the selection process and will be reviewed by independent experts, who will determine a ‘review grade’. In addition to the review grade, the class mentors and the coordinator of the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School will agree upon a ‘commission grade’ in a commission meeting. Each grade makes up fifty percent of the overall score. Invitations to selection interviews will be issued based on this overall score. All shortlisted applicants will be interviewed in person by a committee consisting of the class mentors, the coordinator of the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School, and, in case of external candidates from a University other than Cologne, by the prospective supervisor at the University of Cologne. Important criteria informing the selection process during the interview include, among other aspects, an assessment of the candidate’s potential to engage with the interdisciplinary framework of the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School.
Call for Proposals
a.r.t.e.s. addresses excellent graduates of the humanities who are still in the process of developing their doctoral dissertation projects. Since the doctoral projects of the scholarship holders will be supervised by professors of the University of Cologne, applicants are urged to contact potential supervisors during the course of application.
The a.r.t.e.s. Doctoral Scholarship is a full scholarship of EUR 1,400 per month that is awarded for three years starting April 1, 2020.
Please submit your application by October 31, 2019. The interviews will take place in February 2020.
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