Applicants for a scholarship place in the structured doctorate program “Literaturwissenschaftliche Studien – Literary Studies” should:

  • have a University Master’s degree (or equivalent) in the humanities, ideally in the field of literary studies;

    • if more than two years have elapsed since graduation, be able to prove continuous academic activity in a field relevant for their doctoral project;
    • if applicable, have study, practical or work experience relevant for their doctoral project, preferably abroad;
  • be able to demonstrate a very good command of German and English;

    • if applicable, be able to prove command in the scientific language relevant for their doctoral project;
  • be of an age that provides a well-founded perspective to advance scientifically and professionally as young academics at universities, non-academic or other research institutions;

  • not receive or have received other funding for their current doctoral project from public sources or foundations;

  • be able to submit a proposal showing that their doctoral project is innovative, elaborated and well-grounded in theory;

  • find a supervisor matching their scientific area in our PI-list and contact them if applicable;

  • make a conscious and well-founded decision for a structured doctorate program.

Please contact our administration team to address further questions.