STIP: 5-Year PhD Fellowships at Johns Hopkins (15.01.23)

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The German program at the Johns Hopkins University invites applications for PhD students to begin in Fall 2023, with 5 years of generous funding, including summer scholarships, to be offered to all admitted graduate students.

The German program at Johns Hopkins is among the most distinguished in North America. It has been a leading force in literary criticism with recognized strength in the intersections of literature and philosophy from the Enlightenment to the present. The faculty is committed to the study of works of art and literature in conjunction with political theory, gender and sexuality studies, environmental thought, history of science, religion, anthropology, psychoanalysis and media theory. The interdisciplinary orientation of the program has led to important contributions in the study of phenomenology and poetry, romanticism and gender, early modern science and baroque literature, the modern novel and print history, cognitive aesthetics and literary affect, among many other topics. The exceptional interdisciplinarity of the curriculum has led to Johns Hopkins’ extraordinary placement record in academia.

In addition to its own distinguished faculty, the program hosts regular visitors from European universities and facilitates active graduate exchange programs with Universität Hamburg, Rheinische Friederich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin. The program also hosts the Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought dedicated to exploring the political, cultural, historical and philosophical developments associated with the German discourse on knowledge.

For more information, and profiles of our permanent faculty, please visit the department website: For further questions please contact Professor Jennifer Gosetti-Ferencei, Director of Graduate Studies ( Applications can be submitted to: admissions/. The deadline for submitting applications is January 15, 2023.