Three PhD Fellowships in Global History, Georg-August-University Göttingen (Germany)
For readers looking for ways to finance the writing-up of a doctoral dissertation—and based at institutions within the Volkswagen Foundation-funded "Global Network for Global History"—here's a terrific opportunity at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies at the University of Göttingen. As a recent announcement explains, the Centre is offering three PhD fellowships in global history beginning January 1, 2017:
The transnational research group "A Global Network for Global History" directed by the Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), University of Göttingen in cooperation with the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, and the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, advertises 3 PhD scholarships for the funding period from 1 January - 30 June 2017.
The "Global Network for Global History" is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and seeks to organize a community of scholars interested in the systematic scrutiny of developments that have unfolded across national, regional, and continental boundaries and who propose to analyze the interconnections - cultural, economic, ecological, political and demographic - among world societies.
PhD Fellows at CeMIS are appointed for six months and are provided time, guidance, office space, and access to the facilities of Göttingen University. They should be prepared to devote their entire time to productive scholarship and may undertake sustained projects of research or other original work. They will join a vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholars at CeMIS and the newly founded Forum for Global and Transregional Studies at the University of Göttingen.
The scholarship is granted for six months and amounts to EUR 1.600 per month (incl. compulsory health insurance and travel allowances). The work location is Göttingen.
Requirements for candidates are:
+ An affiliation with:
o Delhi University, India o Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal o East China Normal University, China o Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil o International Institute of Social History, Netherlands o Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard University, USA
+ a master's degree in History or Social Sciences;
+ independence, individual initiative and commitment;
+ excellent knowledge of English and the languages relevant to the research location;
+ sound knowledge of the relevant scholarly debates
Applications should contain a full CV, copies of relevant examinations, a research proposal (max. 5000 words), a writing sample (a chapter or essay), and the names and addresses of two referees. They should be sent electronically by 31 July 2016 to Prof. Dr. Ravi Ahuja.
Post-doctoral applicants should be aware of the related call for post-doctoral fellowships posted to the Global History Blog recently.