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Fri Dec 12 2008

Support: General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Giessen

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        1.    Vera Stadelmann, General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Giessen, Germany

Message 1: General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Giessen, Germany
Date: 11-Dec-2008
From: Vera Stadelmann <vera.stadelmanngcsc.uni-giessen.de>
Subject: General Linguistics: PhD Student, University of Giessen, Germany
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Institution/Organization: University of Giessen
Department: Int. Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture
Web Address: http://gcsc.uni-giessen.de

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Job Rank: PhD

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


Giessen University's International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture
(GCSC), funded by the German federal government's Excellence Initiative, offers
a three-year structured PhD-programme in the study of culture. With its
excellent research environment, a doctoral programme which is tailored to the
needs of PhD students and the intensive personal support it provides, the
Graduate Centre offers postgraduate students optimum conditions for their
PhD-projects and a custom-made preparation for the time thereafter, both with
regard to academic and non-academic careers.

From 01st October 2009, the GCSC offers up to 9 PhD scholarships.

PhD scholarships include a monthly stipend of approximately 1.000 Euros and are
offered for one year with the possibility of two extensions, each of a year.
Scholarships commence on October 1st, 2009.

Acceptance of a scholarship requires participation in the study programme and
the wide-ranging events offered by the GCSC, as well as active involvement in at
least one GCSC graduate research group. Scholarship holders must register as PhD
students at Justus Liebig University. There are no tuition fees for doctoral
students at JLU, except for an enrollment fee of approximately 200 Euros per
semester. Scholarship holders are expected to take up residency in or near Giessen.

The GCSC encourages applications from graduate students who have or expect to
obtain a first or upper second class honours MA -degree (or equivalent) in one
of the GCSC's academic subjects* or in the arts/humanities, cultural studies, or
social sciences. Fluency in either English or German is required.

The main selection criteria are the candidates' academic qualification, the
academic quality of the research proposal and the suitability of the project for
the GCSC's research programme. Short-listed candidates will be invited to a
30-minute interview; telephone interviews can be arranged for candidates from

The closing date for applications is 1st March, 2009. All applications
(including an application form and further documents as stated on the GCSC
website) have to be submitted online. Please find further information on the
two-stage application procedure on our website:


If you have any questions concerning your application, please contact us at
gcsc-applicationuni-giessen.de. On 2nd February 2009, the GCSC will host an
Information Day at the Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC),
Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, Alter Steinbacher Weg 38, 35394 Gießen. The
Information Day gives potential applicants the opportunity to meet the staff and
students involved in the doctoral programme. You will also have the chance to
obtain more information on the research areas and academic objectives of the
GCSC, the wide range of interdisciplinary courses, colloquia, and conferences,
the research support on offer, our international networks and partner
institutions, as well as on publishing and funding opportunities available to

*) see www.uni-giessen.de/gcsc or http://gcsc.uni-giessen.de/research

Applications Deadline: 01-Mar-2009

Web Address for Applications: http://gcsc.uni-giessen.de/wps/pgn/home/GCSC_eng/notes_application_process/

Contact Information:
        Vera Stadelmann

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