Application for Scholarships

Doctoral Scholarships

Currently there are no further scholarships available.

The doctoral scholarships are awarded for a period of two years and may be extended for another year.

Applicants are expected to have an excellent academic record. We are looking for candidates with an innovative research project, which matches the academic interests of the Research Training Group. The doctoral fellows are required to regularly participate in the study programme and the events of the Research Training Group. In addition, they need to enrol as doctoral candidates at Freie Universität Berlin. The study programme includes a mobility period of at least one term during which the doctoral fellows study at the academic partner institution in Copenhagen and are advised by its professors. Good German and English skills are compulsory (level B2 for English, DSH 2 for German).


Please include the following documents in your application:
  • Application form
  • the certificate of an excellent academic degree 
  • Curriculum vitae incl. a list of publications
  • M.A. thesis
  • Synopsis of the research project (approx. 3000 words incl. bibliography and a schedule)
  • Short abstract of the research project (max. 1 page)
  • If available, a significant publication


Postdoctoral Post

There are no postdoctoral posts available at the moment.

Postdoctoral posts are awarded for two years without the possibility of extension. A doctorate in one of the disciplines included in the Research Training Group and excellent German and English skills are required.

The postdoctoral fellows plan and organize events within the scope of the research and study programme. They also coordinate the Research Training Group together with the coordinator. A contribution to the research in the form of an individual research project in one of the subject areas of the Training Group is expected.


Please include the following documents in your application:
  • Application form
  • Doctoral diploma (or equivalent)
  • Curriculum vitae incl. a list of publications
  • Doctoral thesis
  • Research proposal (approx. 3000 words with bibliography) and an abstract of one page
  • If available, significant publications


Please send your application documents to

Freie Universität Berlin
Institut für Theaterwissenschaft
International Research Training Group "Interart Studies"
Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Erika Fischer-Lichte
Grunewaldstr. 34
12165 Berlin

If you wish to retrieve your records after the termination of the application process, please include sufficient return postage.

Costs incurred for the application or travel cannot be covered by the state of Berlin or the DFG.