Newsletter 004/2011


University of Heidelberg’s Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe”:

8 Doctoral Scholarships Deadline: March 31st, 2011

The Cluster’s Graduate Program for Transcultural Studies welcomes applications for 8 doctoral scholarships. Half of the scholarships are reserved for graduate students from Asia. The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies offers a monthly grant of 1.000 Euro. It further supports scholarship holders in framing their research through advanced courses and individual supervision and mentoring. The scholarships start in the winter term 2011/12 and are granted for two years with the possibility of an extension for an additional year. Applicants are expected to propose a doctoral project that can be affiliated with one of the ongoing projects at the Cluster. They must hold an M.A. or equivalent in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade. Applicants are asked to submit a letter of intention, a project proposal, a schedule for the dissertation, a letter of recommendation and her or his CV. The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies is a central pillar of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context”. Since 2008, it supports doctoral researchers with financial means, with a tailored curriculum to develop and apply theories and methodologies of transcultural studies, and with individual supervision and mentoring. Applications are accepted via the Online Application System (

For more information about the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies please see: (current call for proposals) (general information)

Oliver Lamers
Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies
Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies
Voßstraße 2, Building 4400
69115 Heidelberg
Tel: +49 6221 54 4009

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