Kolleg PhD and Postdoctoral Scholarships for International Students in Germany, 2017




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The Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg is inviting applications for PhD and postdoctoral scholarships for international students. Applicants can apply for a project for a period of six to twelve months. Included is a working space in fully equipped offices.

The Kolleg is a center for advanced studies funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) that is dedicated to the study of the Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt and Syria, 1250-1517. For the coming year, AKS will broaden its focus both chronologically and geographically. Chronologically it will expand to include the wider Middle Islamic Period from the Ayyubids to the early Ottomans. Geographically it will include both the neighbours of the Mamluk Sultanate as well as those regimes with close relations to the Mamluks

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue PhD and Postdoctoral programme.

Study Subject: The Kolleg is a center for advanced studies funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) that is dedicated to the study of the Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt and Syria, 1250-1517. For the coming year, AKS will broaden its focus both chronologically and geographically. Chronologically it will expand to include the wider Middle Islamic Period from the Ayyubids to the early Ottomans. Geographically it will include both the neighbours of the Mamluk Sultanate as well as those regimes with close relations to the Mamluks.

Scholarship Award: The grant for PhD-students consists of:

  • A monthly stipend of Euro 1200,-
  • Travel allowance
  • Basic accommodation

The fellowship for Post-Doc graduates consists of:

  • A monthly stipend of Euro 2300,-
  • Travel allowance
  • Basic accommodation

Number of Scholarships: Three PhD scholarships and three junior fellowships (Post-Doc scholars) are available.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

Scholarship and fellowship recipients are expected to participate actively in the Kolleg’s overall research scopes and embrace it’s inter- and multidisciplinary environment. Regular attendance at the Kolleg is required, including attending the two research meetings and one informal gathering per week. Residency in Bonn or the nearby region is implied. The Kolleg is primarily an English-language institution. Therefore fellowship applicants should have a high level of proficiency in spoken and written English. We encourage all applicants with projects addressing our programming theme of the coming year (see below) to apply, but will generally consider all other Mamluk-related topics as well.

Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.

English language Requirements: The Kolleg is primarily an English-language institution. Therefore fellowship applicants should have a high level of proficiency in spoken and written English.

How to Apply: Applications should contain: –

  • A 1-2-page statement outlining the candidate’s current and longer term academic interest and a project description in English
  • A concise Curriculum Vitae with a list of principal publications
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A graduate-level transcript
  • All files, including letters of recommendation, should be sent in PDF format to Dr. Abdelkader Al Ghouz (aalghouz-at-uni-bonn.de)

Application Deadline: The deadline for application is May 15, 2017.

Scholarship Link

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