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Research Positions for DFG International Graduate Program in Germany, 2015

DFG invites applications for research positions (PhD fellowships and a postdoctoral position) for a current international graduate program i.e. “The World in the City: Metropolitanism and Globalization from the 19th Century to the Present”. The value of PhD fellowship is 1,365 Euro / month for a maximum of three years) and for Post-doc position, salary is determined by qualifications TV-L E 13/14, full time, two years. Fellowships for three years and Post-doc position will be for two years. The application deadline is September 30, 2014.

Study Subject(s): “The World in the City: Metropolitanism and Globalization from the 19th Century to the Present” is the title of the current German Research Foundation -funded international and interdisciplinary graduate program, based at the Technical University of Berlin. The IGK hopes to close this research gap and offer a relevant contribution to interdisciplinary urban research within 4 thematic areas (architecture and urban planning; migration and mobility; knowledge and communication; environment and sustainability). The specific focus of the second phase (2015-2018) centers on notions of temporality.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing PhD and postdoctoral research program.
Scholarship Provider: German Research Foundation (DFG), Germany
Award can be taken at: Germany

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Eligibility: PhD candidates must complete their qualifying degree (MA, Magister, Diploma) by May 2015. Postdoctoral applicants must have successfully completed their PhD (degree in hand) by May 2015. The program languages are English (and German). All applicants must be proficient in English. Applicants must also be proficient in any other languages necessary for their proposed research projects.

Open for International Students: Citizens of Germany can apply for these research positions.

Description:  DFGThe DFG-sponsored International Graduate Research Program (IGK 1705/1) “The World in the City: Metro-politanism and Globalization from the Nineteenth Century to the Present” is now accepting applications for the fellowships and positions during its second phase, beginning May 1, 2015. Metropoles have always been dense and complex spaces characterized by heterogeneous populations,central economic and political functions, as well as by an abundance of material and cultural resources.

Number of award(s): Up to12 fellowships for PhD candidates and 1 Post-doc position will be available.

Duration of award(s): Fellowships for three years and Post-doc position will be for two years.

What does it cover? The value of PhD fellowship is 1,365 Euro / month for a maximum of three years) and for Post-doc position, salary is determined by qualifications TV-L E 13/14, full time, two years.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be conducted in early December.

How to Apply: Please email your application files which include application form, letter of intent (max. 1 page), research proposal (5-8 pages), CV, transcripts, the names and email addresses of two potential referees in one compiled document entitled ‘yourlastnameIGK2014’ to: igk-at-metropolitanstudies.de.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 30, 2014.

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