Georgian-German Cotutelle-based "Lehmann-Haupt International Doctoral Programme"

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March 9, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Eastern Europe History / Studies, Linguistics, Religious Studies and Theology, Political Science, Human Rights

The transdisciplinary “Lehmann-Haupt International Doctoral Programme” is a joint project between Ilia State University Tbilisi (ISU) and Georg-August-University of Göttingen (UGOE). The structured programme offers PhD positions in several science fields. Commencing in April 2018 the participating PhD students will undergo Cotutelle-based supervision and conduct doctoral studies at ISU in Tbilisi/Georgia and UGOE in Göttingen/Germany. The PhD students will each receive a maintainance stipend, as well as funding for research activities and conference travel in support of their doctoral project. Upon successful completion of the doctoral project a PhD degree by each of the two universities (double degree) will be awarded.

The science fields and the research subject are:

- General Linguistics

  • Sign Languages, Georgian Sign Language
  • Kartvelian Languages
  • Linguistic Typology

- Language And Language Change

  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Grammaticalization
  • Minority Languages

- East-European History

  • Everyday Life during World War II
  • Sport History (with Reference to World War II)
  • Late Socialism and Oral History
  • Memory and History

- Religous and Cultural Studies

  • The History and Theology of German Settlements in Georgia (Focus on German Protestant Theology)
  • The Coexistence of the Christian and Muslim Community (Focus on interreligious Dialogue)
  • The Social Role of the Georgian Orthodox Church (Focus on social and political Context)

- Political Science

  • Development of parliamentary System(s)
  • Origin and Development of political Parties
  • Development and Consequences of the Electoral System(s)
  • The Concept of Democracy

- Constitutionalism

  • Constitutions and constitutional Reforms
  • Europeanization and legal Approximation
  • The Role of Religion and Nationalism in political Transformation
  • Human Rights in Georgia and Germany

The application deadline is March 9, 2018, 12:00 p.m. Georgian time (GET). Applications must be submitted by E-Mail to: by the end of the application deadline. Please indicate “International Doctoral Programme” in the subject line.

Please download the complete calls for applications (containg further details on eligibility criteria, required documents etc.) and the application forms from our website: