STIP: Ph.D. Scholarships in German Studies and Humanities, University of Colorado Boulder (10.1.2018)

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The German Program at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for two fully funded Ph.D. scholarships as part of the newly founded Consortium of Doctoral Studies in Literatures and Cultures.

What we offer:

  • 5 years of funding, including stipends and tuition waivers
  • Substantial summer stipends for 4 summers
  • No teaching in the 1st and 5th years
  • TAships with reduced teaching loads from 2nd through 4th year
  • Cross-disciplinary work environment and mentorship
  • Digital Humanities Training
  • Speaker events, workshops, seminars
  • Professionalization guidance

What makes CU Boulder different?

Our program offers close mentorship and a vibrant intellectual exchange between students and faculty. Graduate students work closely with leading scholars of modern literature, culture, philosophy, and the arts from the Enlightenment to the present. PhD students are encouraged to conduct interdisciplinary research in German Studies and a secondary concentration (i.e. classics, environmental science, art history, Jewish studies), and they are full members of the innovative cross-disciplinary Consortium for Doctoral Studies in Literatures and Cultures, which offers inter-departmental mentorship and trans-cultural exchange. To see the wide range of subjects covered in the German Program, consult the research and publication profiles of our faculty and graduate students:


What are your advantages?

If accepted into the Ph.D. program, you will work and study with established scholars of German Studies whose fields of expertise include aesthetics, literary criticism and theory, history of science and technology, critical theory, cultural studies, and contemporary art. You will participate in student-centered colloquia, workshops, and the annual Graduate Summer School in German Studies, which brings to Boulder graduate students and scholars from leading German programs. You will join the Consortium for Doctoral Studies in Literatures and Cultures, and you can take advantage of its cross-disciplinary environment, inter-departmental mentorship, workshops, lectures, and conferences. In combination with advising in literature, you might seek advising in law, popular culture, media, and other fields.

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the University of Colorado Boulder is one of the most beautiful campuses in the country and part of a lively city that is well known for its quality of life, art and music scene, outdoor activities, and stunning views of the Rockies. All the cultural attractions of the vibrant city of Denver are only 25 miles away.

How to apply?
Information about the application process can be found here:

The deadline for completed applications for Fall admission is January 10.

More information about the Consortium for Doctoral Studies in Literatures and Cultures can be found here:

If you have any questions, please contact the German Program’s Director of Graduate Studies, Arne Höcker (


Categories: Organization
Keywords: Humanities, STIP