Open Calls

Study and Research Opportunities

6 Doctoral Positions in Research Training Group Globalization and Literature. Representations, Transformations, Interventions

The Research Training Group invites applications for 6 PhD Student Positions (65%, German TV-L scale 13) starting April 1, 2018 for up three years (on the condition of a positive evaluation after 1,5 years). Remuneration is based on the E 13 salary bracket of the German Public Service Salary Scheme (TV-L). Additional funding for travel is also available.

Applications (in English or German) are invited from highly-qualified graduate students. Applicants should have a university degree equivalent to Master level in literature, with a G.P.A. above the average. In exceptional cases, admission is possible on the basis of a B.A. (honours). The research projects should contribute to the thematic focus of the Research Training Group. Therefore, the outline of the research project should make an explicit connection to the research profile of the group. Projects that include the exploration of earlier historical periods are particularly welcome.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2017


Katja SimonsLMU Munich
Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies

The program promotes a new generation of young North American scholars with specialized knowledge of modern and contemporary Germany and Europe. It supports scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on the period since the mid-18th century. Fellowships are awarded for doctoral dissertation research as well as postdoctoral research which leads to completion of a monograph.


German Studies Association (GSA) – is the premier multi- and interdisciplinary association of scholars focused on German, Austrian, and Swiss history, literature, culture studies, political science, and economics. 

Application Deadline: October 1, 2017