Call for Applications for the DFG Research Training Group GRK 2833 „East Asian Futures“ (EAF)

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February 1, 2023 to March 31, 2023
Subject Fields: 
Social Sciences, Religious Studies and Theology, Linguistics, East Asian History / Studies, Literature
The DFG Research Training Group GRK 2833 „East Asian Futures“
at Ruhr University Bochum and University of Duisburg-Essen,
Germany, solicits applications for its doctoral programme:

For doctoral researchers, seven DFG-funded positions (0.75 FTE) and
six affiliated fellowships
For postdocs, one full DFG-funded position and three affiliated

The application period starts on 1 February 2023. Deadline for
applications: 31 March 2023. Start of the programme: 1 October 2023.

The interdisciplinary Research Training Group GRK 2833 will
investigate East Asian projections and conceptions of the future:
how they emerged, on what premises they were based, and how they
have been and continue to be applied to the paradigmatic fields of
(1) language, religion, and ideology, (2) self and society, (3)
resources and technology, and (4) sovereignty and governance. The
temporal focus is on the modern and contemporary periods.

The relevant fields of research are  Sinology/Chinese Studies,
Japanese Studies, Korean Studies and/or further disciplines with a
strong focus on East Asia, such as Social Sciences (Political
Science, Economics, Sociology), History, Religious Studies,
Linguistics, Literary Studies.
Further information on the research programme is given here:
For details on the application process and requirements, please refer to the EAF website at  and   and

and feel free to contact us at

Please upload your application as explained under onto the application
platform. Please do not send applications via email or mail.


Research Training Group GRK 2833 „East Asian Futures“ (EAF)
Ruhr University Bochum
Faculty of East Asian Studies
Universitätsstr. 134
44799 Bochum
Contact Info: 

Christine Moll-Murata