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Doctoral Positions and Project Scholarships at Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies

The Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies (FSGS) at Freie Universität Berlin was established as a part of the German Universities Excellence Initiative in 2007. FSGS promotes and supervises outstanding PhD projects in the field of Literary Studies analyzing texts of European and Non-European origin. The Graduate School strives for the advancement of genuine research perspectives of Literary Studies which cross single-language borders and challenge the technologies of globalization.

FSGS offers two different formats within the structural doctoral program: doctoral positions and project scholarships. the primary working language is German. 

The online portal for applications will open on November 6, 2017. 

The deadline for applications is December 15, 2017.

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Doctoral Positions

Up to 10 doctoral positions with a duration of three to four years will be awarded. The doctoral positions are coupled with a travel budget and allow for funding requests to be made to the school's board for academic events. All applicants must provide proof of financial support via a scholarship or academic post (by June 2018 at the latest). The doctoral studies program will begin on October 1, 2018. 

Project Scholarships

Up to 6 project scholarships with a duration of 10 months will be awarded. The project scholarships support master's students in developing a doctoral dissertation expose with the goal of obtaining PhD funding. International students are strongly encouraged to apply. The project scholarships will begin in May/June of 2018.