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Please direct all questions pertaining to the Graduiertenkolleg and the application process to: gkat@hca.uni-heidelberg.de

 
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What We Are Looking For

  • GKAT targets postgraduates with a background in the following disciplines: American Studies, geography, history, linguistics, literature and culture, political science, social science, and religious studies.
  • We strongly encourage international junior scholars to apply.

What You Should Bring To GKAT

  • An excellent master’s degree or equivalent
  • A high personal motivation for scholarly work and research
  • An interest in and readiness to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation
  • An innovative and feasible dissertation project within one of GKAT’s broadly defined research areas
  • Fluency in English and a familiarity with American culture
  • A willingness to take residence in Heidelberg and to enroll as a doctoral student at Heidelberg University.

What You Need To Submit

  • A standard curriculum vitae (1-2 pages)
  • An outline which identifies the topic, research area, research question, theoretical approaches and methodology of your proposed research project (2-3 pages)
  • A letter of motivation (1-2 pages)
  • A writing sample from your master’s thesis or equivalent which demonstrates familiarity with the standards of academic work.
  • Copies of degrees and diplomas

Please submit these materials in English in one collated PDF file to: gkat@hca.uni-heidelberg.de

  • Application deadline: March 15, 2017.

How We Will Proceed

  • Based on the applications received, GKAT faculty will select qualified applicants with an interesting profile. They will be asked to submit a more elaborate version of their project outline (max. 10 pages) and provide the names of two references.
  • Interviews will take place at a job market in Heidelberg in late April 2017 or, if necessary, by Skype.
  • Applicants will be notified in May 2017. GKAT collegiates are expected to take up residence in Heidelberg by October 2017.
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