Thursday, June 19, 2008

American School of Classical Studies at Athens Request for Proposals

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

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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