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Graduate School Image and Time - Announcement of 12Scholarships

CAS 09/06/2008

eikones, the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Iconic Criticism based at the University of Basel, is engaged in scientific investigation of images and unites more than thirty young scholars in mutual endeavour. As of 1 January 2009, twelve scholarships will be granted to doctoral candidates who are interested in composing their scientific dissertations within the scope of the Graduate School Image and Time. The scholarships will be granted - upon successful intermediate evaluation - for up to three years.

The objectives
of the Graduate School Image and Time are:

- to examine the various layers and structures in which time is constitutive for an image
- to analyse the temporality of the image itself
- to question the extent to which time itself bears iconic quality see a detailed description at  (english) and (german)

The announcement is directed towards:

- doctoral candidates from the disciplines of philosophy, sociology, art history, studies of literature, culture, film and media, of Egyptology, Islamic Studies (or other cultures of writing), of history, science studies, theology as well as related subjects, psychology, natural and technical sciences
- researchers in the areas of visual arts and theory of design
- applicants inland and abroad, including from outside of Europe


- graduate degree completed with distinction (Master, Lizentiat, Diplom)
- initial research undertaken in the described area
- language requirements: German (main communication language of the project): minimum of very good passive knowledge is indispensable English: very good active knowledge is indispensable French, Italian, Spanish: desirable
- willingness for close interdisciplinary collaboration within the entire project

Application dossier (written, in duplicate, unbound)

- curriculum vitae and cover letter
- project description (3-5 pages)
- writing sample (e.g. chapter from master's thesis; max. twenty pages)
- copies of transcripts
- contact information of persons from whom recommendations can be obtained

Application deadline: 19 July 2008 (date of postmark)

Contact person:
Helen Dunkel

+41 61 267 1803

Graduate College Image and Time
Rheinsprung 11
CH 4051 Basel

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