Call for Applications
Six Doctoral Scholarships: Europe and America in the Modern World
The Leibniz ScienceCampus (LSC) Europe and America in the Modern World: Transformations and Frictions of Globality in Past and Present is a collaboration between the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS – www.ios-regensburg.de) and the University of Regensburg (UR – www.ur.de).
The LSC explores transatlantic interconnections in the past (since around 1800) and present. Inspired by area studies, the ScienceCampus investigates European-American relations and their global, social and cultural impact on Eastern and Southeastern Europe, Romance-speaking Europe, Germany and Central Europe, North America and Latin America.
The Leibniz ScienceCampus Europe and America in the Modern World is offering up to six scholarships for new doctoral researchers lasting a maximum of three and a half years. The scholarships are worth 1,500 EUR per month and will start on 1 March 2020.
We invite applications from candidates who have completed a Master’s degree (or equivalent), or are close to completing such a degree, with a very good grade in a discipline relevant to the ScienceCampus. The LSC welcomes doctoral projects exploring frictions, tensions and multifaceted transformations of globality relating to (parts of) both Europe and America. Projects should be relevant to at least one of the four Interdisciplinary Research Modules forming the LSC’s core research profile:
- Transatlantic Political Transformations
- Cultures and Hierarchies of Translation
- Transatlantic Trade and Institutions
- Practices of Belonging (Verheimatlichung)
We also invite proposals that explore the production of knowledge in the field of area studies. More details about the LSC and the modules can be found at www.europeamerica.de.
The deadline for applications is 17 November 2019. Applications must be submitted electronically via the IOS application portal: http://www.leibniz-ios.de/en/vacancies.html.
Applications must include the following in English or German:
- a covering letter (max. 1 page);
- a CV – including a publications if applicable;
- copies/scans of degree certificates and grade transcripts, including language certificates if applicable;
- an outline of your proposed doctoral project (68 pages, including a concise bibliography and suggestion for a potential supervisor at IOS or the University of Regensburg);
- a detailed schedule outlining a plan of your doctoral studies over a maximum of three and a half years;
- a onepage abstract of your master’s thesis (or equivalent);
- two reference letters from university lecturers or professors.
Any applicant yet to complete a Master’s degree (or equivalent) should include a note from their current supervisor or course leader confirming that you will have completed your degree by 1 March 2020.
To make the most of the doctoral program offered by the Leibniz ScienceCampus in Regensburg, candidates should have at least working knowledge of both English and German.
Applications will be assessed by a selection committee formed of the LSC Board of Directors and research module coordinators. Selected candidates will be invited for interviews expected to take place in the week beginning 9 December 2019.
For more information on the application process, please contact the manager of the ScienceCampus, Dr. Paul Vickers, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies and the University of Regensburg are equal opportunity employers. Applications from women are strongly encouraged. Applicants with disabilities possessing essentially equivalent qualifications will receive preferential consideration. If applicable, please mention your disability in the application. All information will be treated confidentially.
Dr. Paul Vickers, Manager of the Leibniz ScienceCampus - Europe and America in the Modern World, Regensburg