Scholarship Description: The Graduate School Human Development in Landscapes at Kiel University is calling applications for unique research environment position at the interface of the Humanities, the Natural and the Social Sciences. This call is opened for international students.
In the Graduate School, PhD projects in principle are designed to be finished within 3 years. The GS curriculum is taught in English and it rests on an introductory workshop and four pillars.
The global theme of human development in their cultural and natural environment is linked to the detection of cross-linkages between different factors: the influence of man on nature and vice versa. The Graduate School “Human Development in Landscapes” joins expertise from a wide range of disciplines, as represented by 16 institutes from five CAU Faculties, the Schloss Gottorf Archaeological State Museum, and the Leibniz Institute of Science Education (IPN).
Degree Level: Scholarships are available to doctoral researchers.
Available Subject: Scholarships are awarded to pursue a unique research environment positioned at the interface of the Humanities, the Natural and the Social Sciences.
Scholarship Benefits: The initial scholarships are granted for two years with the prospect of being extended for the third year. A monthly scholarship grant currently amounts to 1450€. All scholarship holders can apply for research funds from the Graduate School.
Eligible Nationalities: International students are eligible to apply.
Number of Scholarships: Up to 5 scholarships are available.
Entrance Requirements: University is seeking highly qualified and motivated doctoral fellows to conduct high-quality interdisciplinary research. Eligible candidates must hold an outstanding university degree (MA, MSc or equivalent) in a field relevant to the multidisciplinary theme of “Human Development in Landscapes”. The graduate program is jointly offered by academics in the Humanities, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and Social and Life Sciences. Thus, the Graduate School fosters the formation of interdisciplinary PhD teams. The GS welcomes applications from outstanding young researchers with a MA, MSc, Diploma or equivalent degree in the fields of Archaeoinformatics, Archaeozoology, Archaeobotany, Historical Geobotany, Plant Ecology, Ecosystem Research, Landscape Ecology, Geoinfomation, Soil Science, Mineralogy, Microanalysis of Materials, Materials Science, Geophysics, Physical Geography, Isotope Research, Palaeoclimatology, Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology, Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Ancient History, Social and Economic History, Regional History, Economic Regional Research, Classical Philology, Slavic Language and Literature, Medicine, Human Biology, Molecular Biology, Medieval and Modern Church History, Environmental History, Environmental Archaeology, Environmental Anthropology; Multimedia Information Processing. Related fields are also welcomed provided that your PhD topic is related to the research areas at the Graduate School: Clusters.
Application Procedure: The documents needed for the application are:
- An outline of your research project (for topics and formal requirements follow the links to the position announcements). This outline must be written in English.
- A curriculum vitae
- A copy of the degree certificates from institutes of higher education (including transcripts)
- Two letters of reference from professors or scholars in similar position
- proof of English proficiency
Deadline: December 31, 2017