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PhD Program Berlin Graduate School Muslim Studies

The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS) investigates the plurality, changeability, and global connectedness of Muslim cultures and societies. The area of study includes Muslim societies in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, as well as Muslim communities in Europe and North America. The Graduate School examines, in a systematic and comparative way, concepts, practices, and institutions variously understood as Islamic. Special attention is given to relations between Muslims and non-Muslims, as well as forms of inter- and intra-cultural communication.

The Graduate School's three-year doctoral program begins in October. Up to fifteen doctoral students are admitted annually, ten of whom are awarded scholarships provided by the Graduate School.

Application deadline: November 18, 2017

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PhD Programs at International Max Planck Research School on the Life Course

LIFE provides an attractive research environment for exceptionally talented graduate students who intend to pursue an academic research and teaching career. During the program, doctoral students are advised by at least one member of the School's faculty. In the course of the training, the fellows obtain additional supervision and feedback from LIFE faculty at the partner institutions. LIFE fellows are encouraged to spend up to three months at one of the other cooperating institutions to engage in collaborative research and obtain supervision and feedback from LIFE faculty at the partner institutions.

The IMPRS aims to have a high share of international students. To be admitted to LIFE in Berlin students must have recently finished an M.A., Magister, or Diploma in a discipline relevant to the School's program (developmental and cognitive psychology, neuroscience, sociology, educational science, evolutionary biology, developmental and aging biology). Over two years, students receive a monthly scholarship to cover their living expenses. Upon acceptance into the second and third phase, the scholarship will be extended for another six months each (three years in total).

The application deadline is November 30, 2017

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PhD Programs at International Max Planck Research School for Moral Economies of Modern Societies

The International Max Planck Research School for Moral Economies of Modern Societies offers an international, English-language PhD program in History, jointly run by the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin.  Six doctoral stipends are annually granted to applicants with outstanding academic records and a background in history or related fields such as cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, political science.

The PhD program of the IMPRS Moral Economies supports research projects that investigate the values, emotions, and habits that informed and inspired modern social formations, particularly in Europe, North America, and South Asia. The relationship between modern history of emotions and the development, consolidation and transformation of morals stands at the center of the research focus.

The application deadline is December 1, 2017.

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Doctoral Scholarships at The Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies

The Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS) is home to five doctoral programs located at Freie Universität Berlin and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Each program includes traditional curricula, while at the same time breaking new ground by placing increasing emphasis on interdisciplinary research.

In accordance with DAAD guidelines, doctoral scholarship holders receive a basic monthly stipend of 1.000 Euros, a travel allowance, a combined health, accident and liability insurance policy, allowances for study and research and, where applicable, rent and family allowances, as well as financial support for a pre-sessional language course.

Doctoral scholarships are available for the following programs:


Languages and Cultures of the Silk Road

The Graduate School Scholarship Program (GSSP) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering one doctoral scholarship to research and complete a doctorate in the "Languages and Cultures of the Silk Road" program at the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS). We welcome applications from highly qualified graduates from the fields of Central Asian studies, Iranian studies, Turkology, Central and East Asian Archaeology. Candidates must hold an outstanding Master's degree, or equivalent degree, in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion. The scholarship is available from October 2018 for three or four years (subject to a satisfactory annual progress review).

The application deadline is December 1, 2017.

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Ancient Philosophy and History of Ancient Science

The Graduate School Scholarship Program (GSSP) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering one doctoral scholarship to research and complete a doctorate in the "Ancient Philosophy and History of Ancient Science" program at the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS). We welcome applications from highly qualified graduates from the fields of Ancient Philosophy, Classics, or History of Ancient Science. Candidates must hold an outstanding Master's degree, or equivalent degree, in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion. The scholarship is available from October 2018 for three or four years (subject to a satisfactory annual progress review).

The application deadline is December 1, 2017

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5 Doctoral Positions at the Munich Doctoral Program for Literature and the Arts (MIMESIS)

The International Doctoral Program (IDP) MIMESIS is dedicated to innovative doctoral research in the fields of literature and the arts, with special emphasis on historical, theoretical and transdisciplinary perspectives. It will enable cooperation between research projects in literature, theatre, performance, music, film studies, architecture, aesthetics and the visual arts, offering both a forum and a framework in which interests drawn from any one of these areas enter into a dialogue with other areas in the wider spectrum of creative engagements.

Its research program is framed by the term mimesis, a key concept throughout the history of the arts, right up to the most recent developments in critical and cultural theory. MIMESIS offers a structured program of doctoral study combining seminars, workshops, lecture series and master classes. In addition internships with leading cultural institutions and at partner universities will be integrated into the study program.

Application Deadline: October 20, 2017

Katja SimonsLMU Munich
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
Doctoral Program Environment and Society

The Doctoral Program Environment and Society invites applications from graduates in the humanities and social sciences who wish to research the complex relationships between environment and society within an interdisciplinary setting. 

The program is based at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC), a joint initiative of LMU Munich and the Deutsches Museum. The RCC is an international center for research and education in the environmental humanities and social sciences: its mission is to advance research and discussion concerning the interrelationship between humans and nature.

The online application portal opens 1 October 2017. Please submit your application by 15 November 2017. 

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Research Program in Training Network for the Immunotherapy of Cancer

The overall scientific objective of the Training Network for the Immunotherapy of Cancer (IMMUTRAIN) is to enhance the efficacy of antibody-based therapies through combination with other immunotherapeutic approaches. Each Early Stage Researcher (ESR) is appointed for a scientific project by a partner of the network (host institution) and supervised by a one or more senior scientists (PI). Each project is part of one of the four scientific work packages of IMMUTRAIN.

The IMMUTRAIN project is looking for one Early Stage Researcher (ESR) to join the training and research programme at Institut Gustave Roussy, Paris, France, under the supervision of Prof. Laurence Zitvogel. The research project of the ESR will be part of the work package 4, “Target discovery and validation for antibody combination therapies”.

Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be within your first four years of research experience after completion of your masters degree or equivalent
  • Not have spent more than 12 months within the past 36 months in France (mobility rule)
  • Not hold a doctoral degree at the time of recruitment
  • Be proficient in the English language both written and spoken (proof required)

The application deadline is November 19, 2017.

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Alexa Ballresearch, LMU Munich
Doctoral Positions at the Graduate School of Quantitative Biosciences Munich (QBM)

QBM seeks to train a cohort of young scientists who, while firmly anchored in their home discipline, are well versed in multiple approaches and styles of thought. The goal is for the students to get comfortable in communicating across traditional boundaries, especially across the divide between experiment and quantitative theory – to become, in effect, scientifically bi- or multilingual. All applications have to be submitted through an online application tool. 

Application Deadline: November 21, 2017

Katja SimonsLMU Munich
PhD Program Graduate School Life Science Munich

The Graduate School Life Science Munich (LSM) offers an international doctoral program in life sciences covering areas of Anthropology, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Microbiology, Plant Sciences, Systematics and Zoology. The members of the Graduate School are part of the Faculty of Biology and the Faculty of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacy of LMU München. 

The LSM offers outstanding young researchers an innovative and high quality German doctoral degree in life sciences. The program is taught entirely in English and provides comprehensive scientific training in one of Europe's top ranking universities. The program combines both supporting course work and as well as individual research. The LSM program is highly multidisciplinary, as it represents the entire spectrum of research and teaching carried out in the Faculty of Biology plus aspects in pharmaceutical sciences and chemistry. 

The application deadline is November 29, 2017. 

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Alexa BallLMU Munich
LMU Munich Research Fellowship Program

LMU Munich invites applications from early-stage postdoctoral researchers from all fields of research who have recently completed their doctoral degree. The program gives successful candidates the opportunity to carry out an independent research project with the support of an LMU professor and enhances their career development by fostering the training and mobility of fellows. The University offers ten Incoming LMU Research Fellowships to outstanding international junior academics. Fellows will receive an attractive salary and a substantial research budget.

The call for applications will open on October 2, 2017.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2017 

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Alexa BallLMU Munich
PhD Programs Graduate School Language & Literature Munich

The Graduate School of Language and Literature Munich was founded in 2013 with the goal of improving the basic academic conditions of all the doctoral and habilitation candidates in the subjects Linguistics, Literature, Language Education and Cultural Studies at the Faculty of Languages and Literatures of the LMU. It offers outstanding young researchers an excellent environment to advance their careers. The Graduate School unites all of the structures and programs that serve to educate young researchers. 

The Graduate School Language & Literature Munich provides innovative instruments of support also for post-doctoral researchers and is developing a qualification module that will enable selected Bachelor degree graduates to begin doctorate studies directly.

The following programs are seeking qualified applicants: 


The Class of Literature

The Class of Literature, integrated into the Graduate School Language & Literature Munich is one of the most renowned doctoral programs in its field in Germany and is supported by all faculties involved in literary studies at LMU Munich. The program offers a systematically structured curriculum with an emphasis on academic research, covering new ground both in terms of organisation and of professional specialization.

Applications are invited from highly qualified graduate students with experience in their field of work. Eligible applicants must have completed a Master's degree with thesis in one of the subjects related to the program. 

The application deadline is December 3, 2017

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The Class of Language 

The systematically structured doctoral program addresses highly qualified graduates in Linguistics who wish to obtain a doctoral degree in a research-oriented and interdisciplinary environment. Professors from 13 linguistic disciplines represent a broad and inter-related range of theoretical positions, methodological approaches and practical orientation. Doctoral dissertations comprise studies from a general linguistic viewpoint, comparative approaches, the investigation of a specific language (synchronic or historic), as well as studies of texts and discourses with a view to their institutional context, the social significance and impact of their language. Lectures, tutorials, symposia, guest lectures, workshops and doctoral colloquia introduce the research of the professors and doctoral candidates participating in the program as well as that of leading international experts. The program actively cooperates with other universities in the awarding of double degrees. International applications are welcome.

Applications are invited from highly qualified graduate students with a university degree in one of the following program subjects: General Linguistics and Language Typology, Theoretical Linguistics, Phonetics and Verbal Communication, Psycholinguistics and Science of Speech, English Philology / Linguistics, Romance Philology / Linguistics, Slavic Philology / Linguistics, German as a foreign language / Transnational German Studies, German Linguistics, Comparative and Indo-European Linguistics, Finno-Ugric / Uralic Studies, Albanian Studies.

Applicants must have knowledge in European academic languages (ideally three, one of which must be German).

The application deadline is December 3, 2017.

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The Class of Language Education

The doctoral program offers a research-oriented and integrated curriculum open to doctoral candidates in all language education majors of the Faculty of Languages and Literatures at LMU Munich. Professors from German and English language education, as well as romance and classical languages, present a wide spectrum of theoretical positions, research methodology approaches, and practical applications. The interdisciplinarity of the courses focuses on the processes and results of teaching and learning language, literature and culture in first, second, and foreign languages, both in and outside of school contexts. Dissertation projects can deal with historical, theoretical, or empirical questions in language, literature or media didactics, as well as classroom research. Participation in this program requires fluency in German.

Applications are invited from highly qualified graduate students holding a university degree in one of the following (didactic-oriented) subjects: English, American Studies, German, Romance Languages and Literatures, Classical Philology, Language Education Research. 

Applicants must have knowledge in European academic languages (ideally three, one of which must be German).

The application deadline is December 3, 2017.

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PhD Program at Berlin Mathematical School

The Berlin Mathematical School offers a fast-track doctoral program in the rapidly developing scientific landscape of Berlin presenting an exciting variety of possibilities both for mathematical research and graduate education. As a BMS student, you will join a diverse community of fellow graduate students coming from over 50 countries around the world of which more than 30% are women.

Berlin Math School offers:

  • A broad range of courses
  • Pure and applied mathematics
  • Full course program in English
  • Scholarships funding for conferences and summer schools
  • Mentoring program and soft skills training
  • Funding for students with children

BMS is now accepting applications for admission from talented students completing their Bachelor's degree or above.

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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.

Partners

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. 

Deadline: December 1, 2017

FUBiS - Winter Term at Freie Universität Berlin  

FUBiS is an intensive, academic program through which students can earn credits that may be counted towards their degrees at their home institutions. FUBiS sessions run for 3 to 6 weeks and take place both in summer and winter. FUBiS offers subject classes and German language classes for learners from all levels of proficiency. Most classes are held in English by distinguished German and international faculty.Courses on European culture, history, and politics, as well as German language courses.

Registration for the FUBiS winter term is now possible. You can register for Term 1 2018 via an online registration form. 

Term I Registration Deadline: December 6, 2017