Call for Applications

Call for Applications – EEGA@future: Postgraduate-Grants

Deadline for submissions: 1 June 2018
Start of funding: starting from 1 October 2018
Funding period: 3 months

Please find the Call for Applications here.

The ScienceCampus EEGA invites for applications by talented Postgraduate students who are intending to develop a PhD proposal in the field of research of the EEGA, i. e. Eastern European Studies, European Studies, Global and Area Studies, and the disciplines involved in the ScienceCampus. The EEGA will provide both financial as well as topical support to scholarship holders. The EEGA facilitates access to existing infrastructures at the member institutions of the EEGA. Scholarship holders get the opportunity to participate in existing PhD- and institutional colloquia and other events of participating institutes The ScienceCampus also offers additional training measures and services to the scholarship holders. They will get the chance to receive specific counselling from EEGA PostDocs, individual consultation with research area coordinators in the EEGA, training sessions organised by EEGA, and financial support of participation in existing courses at other universities or research institutions in Germany.  Eligible for Postgraduate-Grants are MA students from Germany, foreign Postgraduate students who are currently situated in Germany and Postgraduate students from institutions in other countries that are related to the members of the EEGA through cooperation agreements. Main criterion for selection is the compatibility of the Postgraduate student’s research interest with the focus and aims of the EEGA. Eligible are Postgraduate students only. Generally, the submission of the MA thesis should not date back longer than 12 months.  Applications should be related to the research focus of one or more research areas of the EEGA.

To support scholarship holders during the period of intense proposal writing, the EEGA awards individual scholarships of 750 Euros per month for 3 months of funding. The coaching programme starts on 1 October 2018 and ends on 31 December 2018. Extensions are not foreseen.  By no later than 4 weeks in advance of the scholarship a formal scholarship agreement will be signed by the spokespersons of the ScienceCampus EEGA and the scholarship holder. Failure to submit the first draft of the PhD proposal will lead to the discontinuation of the scholarship. Repayments will be claimed.

Applications must include:

1. EEGA Application Form
2. CV
3. Abstract (250 – 500 words), field of research and 5 keywords describing the intended PhD project
4. Letter of reference

Please submit your application as one PDF (max. 18 pages, 10 MB) to leibniz-eega@ifl-leipzig.de and consider the notes for the specific funding measures the EEGA provides.

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