Call for Applications

Selection Procedure

For the current funding phase, there are no further Calls for Applications.

To apply for the programme, please submit the following documents in one file (max. 10 MB) by the deadline indicated in the Call for Applications:

  • current CV
  • copies of your final school and university degrees
  • copy of MA or diploma thesis
  • letter of recommendation by an academic teacher
  • outline of the PhD project you would like to pursue (see also our showcases)

The IGDK specifically calls on female and diverse researchers to submit applications, especially after a phase of family duties.

The selection process is structured by the following steps:

  1. formal eligibility (excellent degree, exposé with relevance for the overall project, complete application files)
  2. reviews of the application by the faculty
  3. personal interviews with the faculty

Our selection criteria are:

  • excellence of the candidate (proven by timely completion of MA or similar degree, bearing in mind specific situations, i.e. childcare, chronical illness, second chance education etc.), a qualification degree with above-average results and proven qualification specific to the IGDK as well as high self-motivation and initial experience in academic work);
  • excellence of the dissertation project (regarding methodology, degree of innovation, the state of research and the time schedule), and
  • affinity to the IGDK, especially concerning interdisciplinarity.

The IGS does not accept unsolicited applications.

Open Calls

There are no open calls.

Closed Calls


2 doctoral positions

Ph.D. projects
in the fields of Classics, History of Religion, Sociology, Philosophy and especially in the fields of North American and Modern History and Ancient History as well as related subjects within the framework of the International Graduate School

The positions are to be filled by 1 October 2020 for a period of 3 years.
Pay category E 13 TV-L (65 %)

Application deadline: 30 April 2020

Detailed Call


4 Doctoral Positions
Deadline: 15 April 2019


4 Doctoral Positions
Deadline: 15 April 2018