Newsletter 08/ 11.02.2020

Call for Applications – LERU Doctoral Summer School 2020 “Reasserting the Value of the Expert”


The 11th annual Doctoral Summer School of the “League of European Research Universities” (LERU) will take place at Trinity College Dublin, in Dublin, Ireland from June 28 to July 3, 2020.


The organizing team of this year’s summer school has developed a stimulating program to explore with participants current and emerging threats to the role and value of the expert in Europe and ways in which

researchers, and especially early-stage researchers can respond. The participants will discuss ways of reclaiming the role of the expert and ultimately put these strategies together into a position paper that will be submitted to LERU.


The summer school is aimed at doctoral students at an advanced stage of their training who are highly motivated to work in an international and interdisciplinary team.


The proposed program is available here.


As a member of LERU, Heidelberg University can send 1 or 2 doctoral students to the summer school. The Graduate Academy will select the final participants from the group of candidates.


Interested doctoral students should send their applications by email to the Graduate Academy ( at the latest by March 16, 2020. The application must consist of the following documents:


  • Curriculum vitae and motivation letter including a short description of the doctoral project (in English)
  • Letter of recommendation from the doctoral supervisor (in English)


The application should not be longer than 4 pages.


Participation in the summer school will be supported by the Graduate Academy with a travel grant (most likely covering the participation fee).


Further information:

► Proposed program Adobe

Verantwortlich: Eric Herbst
Letzte Änderung: 21.02.2020
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