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PhD memberships "Literary and Cultural Studies"
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Justus Liebig University GiessenGießen
The International PhD Programme “Literary and Cultural Studies“ (IPP) at Justus
Liebig University Giessen offers a three-year structured PhD-programme with an
excellent research environment and intensive personal support. The IPP provides
doctoral researchers with optimum conditions for their PhD-projects and custom-made
preparation for the time thereafter, both with regard to academic and non-academic
The IPP invites applications for one of up to
12 PhD memberships
The programme period for new members begins on October 1, 2017. The IPP offers
a clearly structured and research-oriented doctoral programme of high academic
standard. Its curriculum is tailored to suit the needs of national and international
postgraduate students and facilitates the completion of the doctoral degree within
three years, while at the same time ensuring the academic quality of the PhD.
Participating departments include English and American Studies, German Studies,
Romance Studies, Slavic Studies, Comparative Literary Studies and Theatre Studies.
The languages of instruction are English and German.
The IPP constitutes an international meeting point for postgraduate students and
scholars of diverse academic backgrounds and has thus established a lively context
for stimulating academic debates. It is committed to cutting-edge research in four
key areas in the field of Literary and Cultural Studies: Literary and Cultural Theory,
Genre Theory, Literary and Cultural Historiography, Comparative and Interdisciplinary
As a member of the IPP you are entitled to:
participate in the IPP's curriculum and the GGK/GCSC study programme, which
consists of a wide range of courses tailored to suit your needs, including bi-weekly
graduate colloquia, workshops, master classes with top ranking international scholars
as well as courses offered by theGGK/GCSC Career Service and the GCSC Teaching
apply for travel grants for research and conference trips;
receive support and guidance in all matters relating to the PhD throughout your
benefit from excellent opportunities to gain international conference, publishing and
pursue independent research in the GGK research and working groups;
rely on expert scholarship advice, helping you to secure funding for your postgraduate
Eligibility: Applicants need to hold a university degree in literary or cultural studies
with a G.P.A. well above average (international degrees must be equivalent to German
'Diplom', 'Magiste', 'Master' or 'Erstes Staatsexamen' degrees). Only projects for which
supervision can be offered within the departments at Justus Liebig University Giessen
and which are relevant to the IPP profile can be considered. An international research
perspective and/or international study experience are an advantage.
Application procedure and deadline:
The main selection criteria are the candidates' academic qualifications, the academic
quality of the research proposal and the suitability of the project for the IPP's research
If you are interested in applying to the IPP, please submit the following documents:
a covering letter stating your motivation for applying to the IPP, addressing how
your project fits with the IPP profile, and mentioning two potential supervisors at JLU
curriculum vitae with a detailed description of your academic profile
copies of all relevant school-leaving / university entrance certificates and university
degree certificates (including transcripts of records)
a copy of your diploma/MA thesis
two letters of reference from a university teacher providing information about your
an outline of the dissertation project of no more than 10 pages as well as an indication
of the time-frame envisaged for the completion of the project
The application deadline is February 1, 2017. All applications have to be submitted
via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send all application documents as
one pdf-file, titled
<last name>_Application, IPP, 2017, (no larger than 2 MB) and
attach your diploma/MA thesis as a separate pdf-file, titled
Covering letters should be addressed to the academic director of the IPP:
Prof. Dr. Ansgar Nünning
International PhD Programme (IPP) „Literary and Cultural Studies“
Giessen Graduate School for the Humanities (GGK)
Justus Liebig University Giessen
Alter Steinbacher Weg 38, 35394 Giessen, Germany
For further information on how to apply please visit our website, http://ipp.uni-giessen.de,
or contact us at email@example.com.
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