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Open Positions 2
Time Span 01 Oct 2020 for 3 years
Application Deadline 01 Dec 2019
Financing yes
Type of Position
  • PhD - Doctoral Programme
Field of Research
  • Language and Cultural Studies
Subjects Ancient Philosophy, Classics,History of Ancient Science
Description The Graduate School Scholarship Program (GSSP) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers two doctoral scholarships to research a doctorate within the “Ancient Philosophy and History of Ancient Science” program at the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS). We welcome applications from highly qualified graduates (M.A.) from the fields of Ancient Philosophy, Classics, or History of Ancient Science.

The scholarship is available from October 2020 for three years (subject to an annual progress review), and possibly for a fourth year. Included: a scholarship installment of currently € 1,200 per month; a travel allowance; payments toward health, accident and personal liability insurance cover; a research allowance of € 460 per year; preliminary German language course; a material resource and supervision allowance of € 1,000 per year (which is paid upon application to the host university), and further, where applicable, rent and family allowances.

The call is open only to applicants
• who are not German citizens and who have not resided in Germany continuously for more than 12 months prior to the application deadline
• whose last final exam (M.A.) should have taken place no longer than 2014, February 28th

For the Ancient Philosophy pathway of the program, we particularly welcome dissertation proposals, which involve both philosophy and one or more special sciences (including mathematics, medicine, and other disciplines that we might not today consider special sciences, such as grammar or divination).

For the Ancient Philosophy pathway of the program, we particularly welcome dissertation proposals, which involve both philosophy and one or more special sciences (including mathematics, medicine, and other disciplines that we might not today consider special sciences, such as grammar or divination).

For the History of Ancient Science pathway of the program, we also (but not exclusively) welcome proposals that consider philological, social and cultural aspects of the ancient sciences, both in the Greco-Roman and in the ancient Near Eastern, Early Christian and Islamic worlds.

Candidates are be expected to have sufficient command of the relevant a
ncient languages for their dissertation project. Since the language of instruction is predominantly English, their English should be good enough to join discussions and write papers (Please note that at Freie Universität C1-Level is mandatory).

Before submitting your application to BerGSAS, we strongly would recommend that you contact a potential supervisor. Please note that your first supervisor has to be a professor from either Freie Universität Berlin, or Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

The application procedure takes place in three stages.

1) Candidates must send their application before December 1, 2019 (as a single pdf document - no dossier) to application@berliner-antike-kolleg.org.

Please submit:
- an application form (download on the website: https://www.berliner-antike-kolleg.org/bergsas/faq/pdfs/BerGSAS-Bewerbungsformular-eng_R_C2.pdf)
- a research proposal (5 pages)
- a work plan and schedule for three years, including information about possible field studies/stays abroad (if you plan a stay abroad, please submit a short working plan and schedule of the trip/stay)
- a curriculum vitae (CV, resume)
- a letter that explains your motivation for applying to the doctoral program
- a writing sample (15-20 pages)
- a list of publications
- any documents certifying completed practical work (internship etc.)
- letters of recommendation by two professors from your home university. Please find the DAAD letter of recommendation form, template available here (http:///www.daad.de/imperia/md/content/de/foerderung/recommendation.pdf). The use of this form is mandatory!
- copies of certificates and copies of translated documents (the copies don’t have to be certified!):
-- copies of certificates of annual examinations taken at the home university
-- copies of certificates of any academic degrees (e.g. B.A., M.A., diploma and certificates of annual examinations taken at the home university), including grades and explaining the home university’s grading system (description of grade scale)
--copies of English Language certificates (please note that at Freie Universität C1-Level is mandatory)

2) Short-listed candidates are invited for an interview (on Skype) within two months of the application deadline.

3) If you have been selected for a scholarship by BerGSAS you will be required to upload your application to the DAAD submission system. The DAAD will make the final choice. Please note that admission to studies and receiving of a scholarship is based on assessments by both the hosting university and DAAD.

Questions regarding the application should be directed to the BerGSAS coordinator Dr. Carmen Marcks-Jacobs, carmen.marcks@berliner-antike-kolleg.de

Working Language
  • English
  • German
Language of Dissertation
  • English
  • German
Required Documents
  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Research Proposal
  • List of Publication
  • Others : https://www.berliner-antike-kolleg.org/bergsas/faq/pdfs/BerGSAS-Bewerbungsformular-eng_R_C2.pdf
More Information https://www.berliner-antike-kolleg.org/bergsas/ausschreibungen/index.html

Contact

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin • Humboldt Graduate School BerGSAS
Dr. Carmen Marcks-Jacobs
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin

Mail: carmen.marcks@rz.hu-berlin.de
Phone: +49-030-20931711
https://www.berliner-antike-kolleg.org/index.html