LINGUIST List 26.1601

Wed Mar 25 2015

Summer Schools: Preparing for a Doctoral Project / Munich, Germany

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Date: 24-Mar-2015
From: Kathrin Krogner <>
Subject: Preparing for a Doctoral Project / Munich, Germany
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Preparing for a Doctoral Project / Munich, Germany

Host Institution: Graduiertenschule für Ost- und Südosteuropastudien
Coordinating Institution: Graduiertenschule für Ost- und Südosteuropastudien

Dates: 01-Jun-2015 - 03-Jun-2015
Location: Munich, Germany

Focus: Do you want to pursue a doctoral project about Eastern and Southeastern Europe in history, cultural studies or social sciences, but you do not have a final dissertation proposal yet? The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies (Munich and Regensburg, Germany) invites applications from graduates from non-German universities for the workshop “Preparing for a Doctoral Project."

The workshop is designed for graduates who want to pursue a PhD project on Eastern or Southeastern Europe. One of the subjects involved is linguistics. The workshop is taught by several postdoctoral scholars, two of them being linguists.

The workshop aims at supporting students who have finished an M.A. program or are in the final phase of their graduate studies to prepare a PhD project, with which they can apply for a scholarship from the Graduate School.

Minimum Education Level: MA

Special Qualifications:
Good knowledge of both German and English is mandatory.

The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies is a cooperative post-graduate program organized by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich and the University of Regensburg. The School is funded by the German Excellence Initiative and was established in November 2012.

The Graduate School organizes a comprehensive and competitive doctoral program with an interdisciplinary profile; its faculty comes from history, literary and language studies, art history, theatre studies, political sciences, and law. The Graduate School also studies the relationships and entanglements of Eastern and Southeastern Europe with other parts of the world. Therefore, specialist from other area studies (Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, North American Studies, European Studies) are included in the School’s faculty as well.

The research of the Graduate School addresses three broad fields:
- Origins and Forms of Social and Political Change
- Cultural Systems
- Infrastructure, Migration and Transfer of Knowledge

As part of its recruitment program, the Graduate School organizes an annual workshop for graduates from foreign universities in order to support them preparing an application for the Graduate School. We will invite up to ten graduate students, who will work with researchers of the Graduate School on potential dissertation projects. They will also be informed about the particularities of academia and PhD studies in Germany. The workshop, as the curriculum of the Graduate School, is held in English and German.

For more information please contact:

Caroline Fricke
Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies
LMU Munich
Maria-Theresia-Straße 21
81675 Munich
Tel.: +49 (0)89/2180-5485
Fax: +49 (0)89/2180-17760

Heidrun Hamersky
Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies
University of Regensburg
Landshuter Straße 4
93047 Regensburg
Tel.: +49 (0)941/943-5332
Fax: +49 (0)941/943-5363

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics

Language Families: Slavic Subgroup

Tuition: 0 USD

Tuition Explanation: Tuition is free of charge. The Graduate School will cover the travel costs of the invited participants and their accommodation in twin rooms in Munich.

Registration: 24-Mar-2015 to 26-Apr-2015

Contact Person: Kathrin Krogner

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
If you are interested in participating in the preparatory workshop, please submit your application in English or German online.

The application must include:
- a short C.V.
- an abstract for a dissertation proposal (maximum two pages)
- an abstract of your M.A. thesis (maximum four pages)
- a copy of your last university certificate

Workshop participants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievements and their preliminary dissertation project.

Deadline for Applications: April 26th, 2015

Page Updated: 25-Mar-2015