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 2016:

  • up to 10 doctoral scholarships with a duration of 3 years max.
  • up to 2 post-doctoral scholarships with a duration of 2 years max.
The scholarships will commence on 1st October 2016
The application deadline is 31st December 2015
The application platform will be available from 26th October 2015

Doctoral scholarships

The doctoral course “Literary Studies” offers 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

Applicants must hold a completed degree (M.A. or equivalent) with above-average grades in the humanities, preferably literary studies.

Post-doctoral scholarships

The post-doctoral scholarships offer young researchers the opportunity to focus on their own research within an excellent research context. We expect active cooperation.

German is the favoured working languages in both programmes.

Online Application (available in German, only)