The Graduate School “Society and Culture in Motion” (GS SCM) offers € 1,500 / month of grants for Ph.D. students
For applicants outside the Schengen Area, the school offers assistance in obtaining visas. Travel expenses for those individuals who come to Germany (to carry out conduct investigations in Halle) can be paid.
Deadline: March 31, 2018
University of Study: The Graduate School Society and Culture in Motion (GSSCM)
Scholarship Sponsor: The Graduate School Society and Culture in Motion (GSSCM)
Place of Study: Germany
Level of Study: Grants are available to pursue Ph.D. programme.
Scholarship Benefits: The Graduate School Society and Culture in Motion (GSSCM) offers 1.500€/month grants for PhD students. For applicants outside the Schengen Area, the School offers assistance in obtaining visas. Travel expenses for those individuals coming to Germany (in order to take conduct research in Halle) can be paid for.
Study Subject: Grants are awarded within the Graduate School Society and Culture in Motion (GSSCM).
Ph.D. Grant Descriptions
The guiding subject matter of SCM is the study of the motion and transformation of ideas, artifacts, and models in space, time and between social fields. New technological, political, judicial, as well as economic frameworks have increasingly trans-local and quite often global meanings due to their translations into local contexts. GS SCM aims to devise concepts that allow for the description of these translation processes, paying particular attention to creative strategies of adaption, transformation and redeployment of travelling epistemic or normative elements. Thus, we aim to understand the reflexive and stimulating potentials in experiences with unfamiliar cultural or social orders.
Consequently, our primary concern goes beyond the migration of people as an economic and political process in order to focus on the challenges and chances that symbolic and normative elements in motion bring about.
From this perspective, we expect interdisciplinary research projects on aspects of creative resistance, adaptation and camouflage that can be identified as forms of translation of travelling ideas and models. The focus could be on historical and social as well as transdisciplinary movements.
Who can apply for a Ph.D. stipend?
Potential Ph.D. students must have a master’s degree (equivalent to a German master’s degree) in social sciences or humanities, or an equivalent qualification that entitles them to take a doctorate. studies in Germany. In order to participate fully and take advantage of the activities of GS SCM, the continuous presence of the students in Halle is required. The applications must include the following documents:
- Presentation letter
- Copy of the M.A. (English or German)
- Transcript of records (if available)
- Outline of a research proposal along with the project schedule (3000 – 5000 words). This proposal should be related to the general theme “Techniques of elaboration of the future” (see above a description of the central research topic). In addition, we ask that you include details of the progress of your investigation (if applicable) until the time of the request.
- Letter of recommendation written by an academic supervisor from the previous university.
- Proof of adequate knowledge of English (if you are a non-native speaker).