2013 DFG Research Training Group Doctoral Fellowships at LMU in Germany

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The DFG Research Training Group offers LMU Munich Doctoral Fellowship Programme in Globalization and Literature in Germany. Seven doctoral fellowships are offered starting in October 2013, for the duration of up to 3 years. Students must be highly-qualified graduate students. Student must have a university degree equivalent to master level in literature, with a G.P.A. above the average. Students must speak English and German language fluently. Projects that include the exploration of earlier historical periods are particularly welcome. The fellowship covers amounts to € 1,300 per month and additional funding for travel grants etc. Applications should be sent via online process.. The DFG Research Training Group sets out to examine the function of literature in processes of globalization from a broad historical perspective, ranging from antiquity to the present day. Research interests focus on the question of how literature may be both a product and an active generator or producer of the cultural, economic, and political dynamics, collectively described as globalization. Researchers work in close consultation with a group of supervisors whose fields of competence include literature written in English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and other languages. The study program, including critical theory and theories of globalization, is designed to provide a forum for intense exchange between fellows, professors, and visiting scholars from the fields of both literary studies and social studies.. This fellowship is available for pursuing PhD degree.
The research areas of this scholarship are:  Research interests focus on the question of how literature may be both a product and an active generator or producer of the cultural, economic, and political dynamics, collectively described as globalization.
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· Applications (in English or German) are invited from highly
· qualified graduate students.
· Applicants should have a university degree equivalent to Master level in literature, with a G.P.A. above the average. In exceptional cases, admission is possible on the basis of a B.A. (honors). Their research projects should contribute to the thematic focus of the research training group.
· Projects that include the exploration of earlier historical periods are particularly welcome.
· Teaching and discussions will be bilingual.
· Applicants must therefore have an adequate comprehension level of both English and German, and speak at least one of these languages fluently.
Benefits of the scholarship: Funding amounts to € 1,300 per month; additional funding for travel grants etc. will also be available.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: The Doctoral Fellowships are offered for up to 3 years. Fellowships will start in October 1, 2013.
Number of scholarships: Not provided

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