GCSC offers doctoral scholarships for international students in Germany. The GCSC offers up to 13 doctoral scholarships per year. GCSC research areas are Cultural Memory Studies, Cultural Narratologies, Cultural Transformation and Performativity Studies, Visual and Material Culture Studies, Media and Multiliteracy Studies, Cultural Identities, Global Studies and Politics of Space and Cultures of Knowledge, Research, and Education. Scholarship is offered for one year with the possibility of two extensions of one year each. Doctoral scholarships include a monthly stipend of € 1468. The application deadline is 1st March.
Study Subject(s): GCSC research areas are Cultural Memory Studies, Cultural Narratologies, Cultural Transformation and Performativity Studies, Visual and Material Culture Studies, Media and Multiliteracy Studies, Cultural Identities, Global Studies and Politics of Space and Cultures of Knowledge, Research, and Education.
Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing PhD degree level.
Scholarship Provider: GCSC
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility: The GCSC particularly welcomes applications for PhD scholarships from students who
–graduated with excellent marks from two-year research-track master’s programmes in one of the GCSC’s academic subjects or in cultural studies.
-If applicant’s main subject does not appear on the list of affiliated departments (for example, if you have a degree in Cultural Studies), he/she may still be eligible for membership of the GCSC, provided his/her research project can contribute to one of the GCSC’s research profile.
-are proposing a research project that contributes to one (or several) of the GCSC’s research areas and that they have not worked on for more than one year
-are fluent in English or German, knowledge of both is an advantage and should be acquired during the scholarship period
Scholarship Open for International Students: GCSC welcomes and encourage applicants from around the world.
Scholarship Description: Acceptance of a scholarship requires participation in the study and research programme and the wide-ranging events offered by the GCSC, as well as active involvement in the relevant GCSC graduate research groups. Appointees of doctoral scholarships are also expected to contribute to one of the GCSC’s research areas and to initiate coordinate and document collaborative research projects, such as conferences or publications.
Scholarship holders must be registered as PhD students at Justus Liebig University and are expected to take up residence in or near Giessen. PhD supervisors from among the GCSC faculty may be chosen by the applicants before or soon after their admission. There are no tuition fees for doctoral researchers at JLU, except for an enrolment fee of approximately € 200 per semester.
Number of award(s): The GCSC offers up to 13 doctoral scholarships per year.
Duration of award(s): Scholarship is offered for one year with the possibility of two extensions of one year each.
What does it cover? Doctoral scholarships include a monthly stipend of € 1468.
Other Benefits: Not Known
Selection criteria: The selection of candidates will be determined by their academic qualifications as well as by the quality of their research proposal and the suitability of the project to the GCSC research programme. Short-listed candidates will be invited to a 30-minute interview at the GCSC (10-12 June).
Notification: By March 20th, GCSC will notify the applicants of the success of their application to proceed towards 2nd stage. GCSC will notify the applicants(about May 15th) whether they will be invited to an interview for one of the GCSC scholarships as well as memberships.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. It is a two-stage application process for doctoral scholarships and postdoctoral research team positions.
First Stage:To apply for GCSC scholarships, you will first be asked to fill in and submit our online application form and to upload the desired documents before the current deadline (March 1st).
2nd Stage By March 20th, GCSC will notify the applicant of the success of his/her application. The student will be requested to submit the following documents (as one single PDF-file and labeled according to the following format: Lastname_Firstname.pdf) electronically to [email protected] by April 4, 2013: -Copies of school and university diplomas
-A project proposal including an abstract, an overview of the State-of-the-Art, your research questions and methodology as well as a selected bibliography. Proposals of candidates applying for doctoral research team positions or scholarships should not exceed 10 pages.
-A detailed schedule describing the specific stages of your work over a period of three years
Additionally please submit a printed copy of the M.A.-thesis by post (no cd-roms) to the following address:
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1st March (to fill in and submit online application form).