Giessen University’s International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) offers a three-year, structured PhD-programme in the study of culture, tailored to the needs of PhD students with optimal conditions and a custom-made preparation for the time thereafter. We encourage cooperation across status groups in interdisciplinary research areas and support the organisation of our own conferences and first publications already during the doctorate. Our doctoral students receive intensive supervision in regular research colloquia and financial support for research and conference travel. At the Teaching Centre, they can gain qualifications in higher education didactics and initial experience in university teaching; the GCSC's own Career Service prepares them for both academic and non-academic careers.
As of 1 October 2024, the GCSC grants for up to three years:
up to 6 PhD scholarships
up to 20 memberships
up to 2 PhD scholarships from the DAAD ‘Graduate School Scholarship Programme’ (GSSP) .
The GCSC expects members and scholarship holders to:
Eligibility – GCSC scholarships:
Additional requirements – GSSP scholarships:
*The GCSC focuses its research within the following Research Areas: Cultural Memory Studies | Cultural Narratologies | Cultural Transformation and Performativity Studies | Visual and Material Culture Studies | Media and Multiliteracy Studies | Cultural Identities | Global Studies and Politics of Space | Cultures of Knowledge, Research and Education |
In addition, the GCSC has established Emerging Topics Research Groups, dealing with particularly current challenges and dynamic issues. They are located at the intersections of cultural studies and migration, economics, life sciences and religion.
The application deadline is February 1, 2024.
Please fill in the online application form and upload all documents via our homepage https://www.uni-giessen.de/en/faculties/ggkgcsc/applic24
Details on the two-stage application procedure can be found at https://uni-giessen.de/gcscapplication (for GCSC)
Our digital information hub is accessible from December 1
( please see https://www.uni-giessen.de/en/faculties/ggkgcsc/infohub )
Or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.