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Monday, 19 June 2017
The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies Scholarships
Deadline: 23 July 2017
Open to: graduates with a Master’s, magister, german diploma, state
examination or equivalent degree
Scholarship: basic monthly stipend of EUR 1.365, plus expenses
The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies (Munich/Regensburg,
Germany) calls for applications for up to 3 positions as a research
assistant (PhD candidate position) – employment according to the German
TV-L in part time (65 %) – and up to 3 PhD scholarships (beginning
November 15, 2017).
The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies
is a joint program by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich and
the Universität Regensburg. The School is funded by the Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) as part of the German Excellence Initiative and
started in November 2012. Research at the Graduate School is conducted in three
broad interdisciplinary fields:
Origins and Forms of Social and Political Change;
Infrastructure, Migration, and Transfer of Knowledge.
Research at the Graduate School focuses particularly on interrelations
and interdependencies between East and Southeast Europe and other regions
of the world.
In the context of its primary focus on East and Southeast
Europe, the Graduate School draws on the following disciplines: History,
Literary and Language Studies, Art History, Theatre Studies, Social Sciences,
In the context of cross-regional comparisons and transfer
studies the School’s expertise in Area Studies is complemented by insights from
Chinese, Japanese and North American Studies.
Applicants need to have:
Very good graduate degree (Master’s, Magister, German
Diploma, State Examination or equivalent degree);
Independent research project within the fields of
interest to the Graduate School;
Interest in interdisciplinary research questions and
sensitivity for transnational and spatial perspectives;
Knowledge of German and English;
Knowledge of the language of the research object.
Beginning November 15, 2017, available for 18 months with
the option of extension for another 24 months, the Graduate School
offers the following doctoral positions:
Up to 3 positions as a research assistant –
employment according to the German TV-L in part-time (65 %);
Up to 3 Ph.D. Scholarships.
These Research Assistant positions are assigned to conduct
an independent Ph.D. project. The remuneration is based on Grade
E 13 (65%) of the German Public Service Salary Scale. It includes a teaching
obligation of one semester hour per week.
Ph.D. Scholarships are awarded with a basic monthly
stipend of 1.365 Euro, plus travel funds, grants for material costs as
well as child-care expenses in accordance with DFG guidelines where
Both forms of doctoral positions can be realized either
at the LMU Munich or at the Universität Regensburg, depending on the advisor’s
The holders of both the doctoral positions and the
scholarships will be expected to:
Successfully conduct an independent research project which
contributes to the Graduate School’s research fields;
Participate in the Graduate School’s seminars and