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How to apply?

Applicants are asked to apply by proposing a research project which matches the thematic scope of the GRK. Significant and successful applications may be written in either English or German and should outline the theoretical approach, the interdisciplinary compatibility and the feasibility of the project. Post-Docs applications should not only demonstrate the interdisciplinary compatibility of the project but also its intrinsic interdisciplinary character.

You will need to provide the following:

  1. Evidence that you have obtained a degree in one of the disciplines included in the GRK: BA and MA Certificate (or equivalent) entailing a Transcript of Records. Postdoctoral applicants should also submit their doctoral degree certificate (or equivalent). 
  2. CV
  3. A statement of motivation which describes on how you plan to contribute to the GRK and how your proposed project will fit into the group’s research agenda and into its areas of investigation. Please, name the first and potentially the second supervisor. The statement should not exceed 3 pages.
  4. A thesis proposal including a project timetable of maximum 10 pages, including a bibliography, which does not add up to the total number of pages of the thesis proposal.
  5. One confidential reference from a university lecturer which details your academic ability and your academic potential. Confidentiality requires the reviewer to upload the document onto the web platform.
  6. PhD applicants please hand in one sample of their work, such as a chapter of their MA thesis, a paper (published or a forthcoming publication), a work-in-progress chapter of their dissertation. The sample should not be more than 25 pages long. Post-Doc applicants please hand in their entire dissertation.
  7. Applicants from universities outside of Germany must provide a proof of German language proficiency which is equivalent to DSH 1/TestDaF 3.

The documents need to be uploaded on a web portal which is run by the Dahlem Research School. This web portal will be accessible right after the kick-off event in March.