July 31, 2012

Visiting Fellow Grants at Bielefeld Graduate School

The Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology is a joint institution of the Faculty of Sociology and the History Department of the Faculty of History, Philosophy and Theology at Bielefeld University (Germany). Under the umbrella of the Graduate School, international doctoral programmes in sociology and history are offered. It provides an inspiring research environment for about 180 doctoral candidates.

The Graduate School is offering 1 – 2 Visiting Fellow Grants for international doctoral candidates to fund up to four month research stay at the Graduate School.

The scholarships will be awarded for the Winter Term 2012/2013 (1 October until 31 March 2013) and include a stipend of 1.200 Euro per month. Upon application, travel costs can also be covered by the Graduate School. If applicable, a children’s allowance will be added.

Requirements: Applications are invited from international doctoral candidates who work on a thesis in history, sociology, political science or social anthropology.

Applications: Applicants are asked to submit the following documents:

- cover letter detailing your interest in researching at the BGHS (800 words max.),
- curriculum vitae (in tabular form),
- research proposal (2,000 words max.),
- work schedule and timeframe for your stay at the BGHS,
- recommendation from two college or university professors (approx. 400 words),
- certificates of college and university degrees.

We strongly recommend contacting research associates or professors of the Faculty of Sociology or the Department of History at Bielefeld University before applying for the scholarship. Please name your contact(s) in your application.

All applications should reach the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology via email (bghs@uni-bielefeld.de) by 15 August 2012. Please compile your application in one single PDF-file and note that the BGHS will not process incomplete applications.

If you have any questions, please contact us at bghs@uni-bielefeld.de.
Dr. Karen Holtmann
General Management
Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS)
Bielefeld University
P.O. Box 10 01 31
33501 Bielefeld, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)521 106 6523
Email: bghs@uni-bielefeld.de

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