Announcement of scholarship

Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies is a graduate school focussing solely on literary studies to have been repeatedly successful in the German "Excellence Initiative". It supervises exceptional dissertation projects in the field of Literary Studies, examining European, American, Arabic and Asian literary texts, with an historical and/or inter- or transcultural approach.

The Graduate School will award in 2017:

  • up to 10 doctoral scholarships with a duration of generally not less than 2 years
  • up to 2 post-doctoral scholarships with a duration of generally 2 years
The scholarships will commence on 1st October 2017
The application deadline is 15th December 2016
The application platform will be available from 24th October 2016

Doctoral scholarships

The doctoral course “Literary Studies” offers doctoral candidates with an above-average degree in a literary studies degree course (M.A. or equivalent) a structured research programme with intensive individual supervision of the thesis. Doctoral candidates take part in activities that support their research within their individual disciplines, at the same time placing this research in an interdisciplinary context. These activities include:

  • Interdisciplinary research colloquia
  • Seminars on methodology and literary theory
  • Courses and workshops in the field of transferable skills

Besides, doctoral candidates may apply for funding of stays abroad, conference travels, guest invitations and own conferences.

Post-doctoral scholarships

The post-doctoral scholarships offer researchers with a doctoral degree the opportunity to focus on their own research within an excellent research context. PostDocs with own funding may apply for association. PostDocs, like doctoral candidates, are entitled to apply for travel expenses and funding of own events. We expect active cooperation.

German is the favoured working language in both programmes.

Online Application (available in German only)