Ghent University invites applications for fully funded PhD scholarships in European periodical studies tenable for a period of up to four year each in the Department of Literary Studies. The applicants should prepare a PhD on at least one of the five key thematic areas of the project (the early periodical, the novel, domestic ideology, consumer culture, women’s rights movements). The net salary will be approximately 1800 EUR per month, gradually rising to approximately 2000 EUR per month in the fourth year. The application deadline is October 31, 2015. .
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in the field of European Periodical Studies.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD programme in the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University, Belgium.
Scholarship Provider: Ghent University, Belgium
Scholarship can be taken at: Belgium
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-Applicant holds a Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant field, such as Literature, Comparative Literature or History. Experience in women’s history would be considered a plus.
-Applicant have an excellent command of at least two European languages – the term “European” taken here in the broadest historical sense of the word, not just the current European Union.
-Additional reading knowledge of other European languages would be a plus.
– Applicant has good oral and written communication skills in English.
– Applicant has an outstanding academic record.
– Applicant has an aptitude for original and creative work, independently as well as in a team.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Belgian citizens can apply for these fully funded PhD scholarships.
Scholarship Description: Applications are invited for three full-time fully funded PhD scholarships in European periodical studies tenable for a period of up to four year each in the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University, Belgium. The successful candidates will participate in the project “Agents of Change: Women Editors and Socio-Cultural Transformation in Europe, 1710-1920?, funded by an ERC Starting Grant and directed by Prof. dr. Marianne Van Remoortel. This project aims to map the transnational networks of intellectual and textual exchange through which women editors of periodicals impacted social and cultural life in early-eighteenth- to early-twentieth-century Europe.
Number of award(s): Up to three fully funded PhD scholarships are available.
Duration of award(s): The scholarships are offered for a period of two years, extendable for another two years after positive evaluation. The starting date is 1 June 2016 at the latest.
What does it cover? The net salary will be approximately 1800 EUR per month, gradually rising to approximately 2000 EUR per month in the fourth year.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: Submit your application via email to Marianne.VanRemoortel-at-UGent.be by 31 October 2015. 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 current CV
-transcripts of your qualifications to date (degrees and grade lists)
-a writing sample (excerpt from your Master’s thesis, article, etc.)
-a reference letter (e.g. from your thesis supervisor)
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is October 31, 2015.