Fully-Funded PhD Fellowship for International Applicants at Ghent University in Belgium, 2017

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Ghent University is delighted to offer Ph.D. Fellowship in Russian literature at the Department of Languages and Cultures. The successful candidate will work on a research project on the interwar Russian émigré historical novel and prepare a dissertation on the topic.

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research in both exact and social sciences. Ghent University aims to encourage its students to adopt a critical approach within a creative, development-oriented educational and research environment.

Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue a doctoral research program.

Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded in Russian literature at the Department of Languages and Cultures.

Scholarship Award: Scholarship award:

  • A fully funded four-year fellowship as a Ph.D. student (continuation being subject to positive evaluation after two years);
  • A substantial bench fee for research purposes;
  • The possibility to acquire academic and transferable skills through Ghent University’s Doctoral School program;
  • You will be based in the Department of Languages and Cultures at Ghent University’s Faculty of Arts and Philosophy.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Belgium

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • You hold a Master’s degree in Slavic and East European studies or an equivalent degree. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment;
  • You have demonstrable interest in (research on) Russian (émigré) literature;
  • You have an excellent command of Russian;
  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • You are interested in participating in a larger research project and have the skills to work both independently as well as in a team;
  • You will write and successfully defend a Ph.D. dissertation within the four years of the fellowship;
  • You will contribute to the scholarly activities of the research group.

Nationality: International applicants are eligible to apply for this fellowship program.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have Master degree in Slavic and East European studies or an equivalent degree.

English Language Requirements: You have excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

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How to Apply: A summary of the research project and further information about the position are available upon request.

Submit your application via email to Ben.Dhooge-at-UGent.be by October 2, 2017.
Applications should include:

  • A cover letter, in which you specify why you are interested in the project and why you consider yourself a suitable candidate
  • A CV
  • Transcripts of records (degree, grades, etc.)
  • A writing sample (excerpt from your Master’s thesis, article, etc.)

The four components of the application should be combined into one PDF file.

Additionally, a letter of recommendation should be sent by two referees directly to Ben.Dhooge-at-UGent.be no later than October 9, 2017.

Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is October 2, 2017.

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