DFG-funded doctoral research studentships International Research
Training Group "Baltic Borderlands: Shifting Boundaries of Mind and
Culture in the Borderlands of the Baltic Sea Region"
> Location: Germany
> Grant Deadline: 2009-11-04
> Starting date: 1st January 2010 (subject to approval from the DFG)
> Value of the studentship: � 13,236 p.a. (consisting of monthly: �
> 1,000 maintenance grant plus a � 103 grant for books and other
The studentship will be awarded for two years initially, and can be
> extended for a further year after review.
> The International Research Training Group was initiated by the
> University of Greifswald, the University of Lund (Sweden), and the
> University of Tartu (Estonia) to provide a common programme for
> doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers. Around 20 PhD
> studentships and 5 post-doctoral positions will be awarded in
> Greifswald, Lund and Tartu during the first three-year cycle. In
> Greifswald, the subject areas offered are history, Baltic and Slavonic
> Languages and Literature, psychology, political science, and
> systematic theology. The complementary disciplines of ethnology,
> geography, and communication studies are offered in Lund and Tartu.
> Applications are invited from candidates willing to conduct research
> relating to one of the following themes:
> 1. The emergence and transformation of historical borderlands
> 2. The cultural contexts of cross-border action in borderland areas
> 3. The economic permeability and persistence of borders
> 4. New border regimes: The political dimension of border formation and
> 5. The theorisation of synchronic and diachronic processes of change
> The programme of study within the International Research Training
> Group includes relevant courses held locally at each university as
> well as tri-national workshops in Greifswald, Lund and Tartu.
> Furthermore, it is expected that each PhD student will spend time as a
> visiting researcher at the partner universities. The costs of such
> research visits will be covered by a mobility grant awarded in
> addition to the monthly allowance.
> � applicants should hold a good first degree and normally have, or be
> about to obtain, a Masters qualification in a discipline relevant to
> the PhD topic.
> � exposé for a research proposal relating to one of the five themes of
> research (max. 10 pages)
> � good written and spoken English. Knowledge of German, Estonian or
> Swedish is desirable but not essential.
> The willingness and ability of the candidate to participate actively
> in an international research programme is a precondition. The
> programme of study is compulsory for all PhD students in the
> International Research Training Group. The University of Greifswald is
> committed to increasing the share of women and disabled people within
> the organisation. Women and disabled people are explicitly invited to
> Holders of a studentship are expected to take up residence in Greifswald.
> Applications (with curriculum vitae, copies of educational
> qualifications and degree thesis, list of publications, a written
> reference from a university professor, and a research proposal) should
> be sent to the speaker of the International Research Training Group,
> Professor Dr. Michael North by 4th November 2009.
> Professor Dr. Michael North
> Domstraße 9 a
> 17487 Greifswald
> Telephone: +49 3834 86-33 09
> Fax: +49 3834 86-33 05
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