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:
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:
formal eligibility (excellent degree, exposé with relevance for the overall project, complete application files)
reviews of the application by the faculty
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 Call - 2 scholarships for Ph.D. projects
... according to the scholarship statute of the University of Erfurt
... 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 (IGS) “Resonant Self–World Relations in Ancient and Modern Socio-Religious Practices” directed by Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüpke and Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rosa (Erfurt) and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Spickermann and Prof. Dr. Irmtraud Fischer (Graz), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Austrian Research Foundation (FWF).
beginning 1 October 2021 for a period of 3 years with possible extension for a further 12 months.
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 %)