DFG Research Training Group Doctoral Fellowships in Germany, 2015

Applications are invited by DFG-Research Training Group at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich for up to 7 available doctoral fellowships starting in April 2015 for 1,5 years (18 months). The scholarship amounts to € 1,300 per month; additional funding for travel grants etc. will also be available.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) Researchers work in close consultation with a group of supervisors whose fields of competence include literature written in English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and other languages. The application deadline is December 1 2014.. The DFG Research Training Group sets out to examine the function of literature in processes of globalization from a broad historical perspective, ranging from antiquity to the present day. Research interests focus on the question of how literature may be both a product and an active generator or producer of the cultural, economic, and political dynamics, collectively described as globalization. Researchers work in close consultation with a group of supervisors whose fields of competence include literature written in English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and other languages. The study program, including critical theory and theories of globalization, is designed to provide a forum for intense exchange between fellows, professors, and visiting scholars from the fields of both literary studies and social studies.. Fellowships are awarded for pursuing PhD research program.
The research areas of this scholarship are:  Research interests focus on the question of how literature may be both a product and an active generator or producer of the cultural, economic, and political dynamics, collectively described as globalization.
Who can apply to this scholarship? 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). Their research projects should contribute to the thematic focus of the Research Training Group. Therefor, 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. Teaching and discussions will be bilingual. Applicants must therefore have an adequate comprehension level of both English and German, and speak at least one of these languages fluently. Please provide some evidence and/or documentation of your language competence.
Benefits of the scholarship: The scholarship amounts to € 1,300 per month; additional funding for travel grants etc. will also be available.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Fellowship will start in April 2015 for 1.5 years (18 months). Another year (12 months) or even up to 1,5 years (18 months) of funding might be provided, depending on the extension of the funding period for the Training Group through the German Research Council.
Number of scholarships: There are 7 doctoral fellowships available.

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