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Fellowships "Cultural Orientations and Institutional Order in Southe astern Europe"

CAS 18/06/2008

Request for Proposal (RFP) for qualifying scholarships

DFG (German Research Foundation) Research training group “Cultural Orientations and Institutional Order in Southeastern Europe” at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (in cooperation with the Erfurt University)

Deadline for applications: July the 20th, 2008

The research training group “Cultural Orientations and Institutional Order in Southeastern Europe” (DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 1412), which is financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation), invites applications for four qualifying  scholarships for graduates in the arts and social sciences from South East Europe.

Applicants should have graduated or should be about to graduate. At the time of entrance into the research training group applicants are expected to have graduated.

Duration: one year, from October the 1st 2008 to September the 30th 2009 The funding provides the applicant with 737,00 € per month.

The qualifying scholarship serves as a preparation for a doctoral thesis (PhD thesis), respectively the application for a doctoral thesis at the research training group. It shall provide the improvement or consolidation of the applicant’s knowledge in German. It is also possible to visit university courses in order to comply with the requirements for an application later on.

The applicant should fit the profile of the research training group. The central focus of the research training group lies in the conflict between cultural foundations of Southeast European societies and Western concepts of politics, culture, religion and society as well as their institutional acquirement. Particular emphasis lies on the question on the relatedness of collectivity and individuality in the overall cultural concepts and patterns of behaviour, the basis and structures of interdenominational, interreligious and interethnic forms of cohabitate as well as the transfer and adaptation of institutions. The scholarship implies the regular participation in the research training group programme. It is expected that the stipendiary has his/her place of residence in Jena or Erfurt by the time the scholarship starts.

Applications should include:

- Curriculum Vitae
- either the university degree or a provisional degree together with a letter of reference
- letter of motivation (max. 2 pages)

and should be send at the latest on July 20th 2008 to:

Prof. Dr. Joachim von Puttkamer
Historisches Institut der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Fürstengraben 13
D-07743 Jena

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