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The following announcement is issued by the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies at Munich University. It is, however, explicitly open to people doing research in Ottoman and Turkish Studies as these fields are part of the scope defined by the research programme of the school. The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies invites applications for 5 Doctoral Positions (according to the German TV-L) and 5 PhD Scholarships. These positions and scholarships are available from November 15, 2013 for two years initially. Subject to evidence of satisfactory progress at the end of this period, they will be extended for a maximum of eighteen months. The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies is a cooperative venture organized by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich and the University of Regensburg. The School is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) as part of the German Excellence Initiative from November 2012 until October 2017. Research at the Graduate School will be conducted in three broad, interdisciplinary fields: . Origins and Forms of Social and Political Change . Cultural Systems . Infrastructure, Migration and Transfer of Knowledge Research at the Graduate School especially focuses on interrelations and interdependencies between East and Southeast Europe and other regions of the World. A lively interest in interdisciplinary research questions and sensitivity for transnational and spatial perspectives are therefore expected. In the context of its primary focus on East and Southeast Europe, the Graduate School draws on the following disciplines: History, Literary and Language Studies, Art History, Theater Studies, Political Sciences and Law. In the context of cross-regional comparisons and transfer studies the School's expertise in Area Studies is complemented by insights from Chinese, Japanese and North American Studies. For further information see: www.gs-oses.de The doctoral positions are available for a period of two years with the option of extension for another eighteen months. Remuneration is based on Grade E 13 TV-L (65%) of the German Public Service Salary Scale. The teaching obligation amounts to one SPW. PhD Scholarships are awarded for two years with the option of extension for another eighteen months. A basic monthly stipend of 1.365 Euro is provided, plus travel funds, grants for material costs as well as child-care expenses in accordance with DFG guidelines where applicable. The holders of both the doctoral positions and the scholarships will be expected to successfully conduct an independent research project, which contributes to the graduate school's fields of research. Participation in the graduate school's seminars and qualification program is mandatory. In an international working environment the Graduate School offers ideal conditions for the realization of excellent research projects in the Humanities as well as in Social and Legal Studies which focus on East and Southeast Europe, and the interconnections of this region with other regions of the world. The Graduate School is committed to equal opportunity and to the compatibility of family and career. It therefore explicitly encourages applications from women. As an international research institution, the School particularly welcomes applications from abroad. Applicants with disabilities possessing essentially equivalent qualifications will receive preferential consideration. Application Requirements . very good graduate degree (Master's, Magister, German Diploma, State Examination or equivalent degree) . independent research project within the fields of interest to the Graduate School . interest in interdisciplinary research questions and sensitivity for transnational and spatial perspectives . knowledge of German and English . knowledge of a third language . Resumé and References . research proposal of 4 to 6 pages . work plan and time schedule . Curriculum Vitae . certificate of eligibility for admission to university and degree certificates . abstract of the Master's thesis . list of publications if applicable . references by two university professors Please submit the complete application online to https://www.graduatecenter-lmu.de/ost-suedosteuropa/ Closing date for applications is September 1, 2013. Evaluation PhD candidates are chosen on merit, based on criteria such as the originality of the research project and feasibility of the work plan, the scientific potential of the applicant and her/his previous academic achievements, ability to interact und cooperate within the context of the Graduate School, and willingness to contribute to theoretical and methodological questions. Eligible candidates will be invited to Munich on October 7, 2013, for an interview with the two speakers of the Graduate School, the Admission Committee and their future advisors. Following the interview, the Admission Committee will decide on the candidate's admission to the Graduate School and the offer of a doctoral position or a PhD scholarship. For more information please contact: Caroline Fricke, M.A. Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Maria-Theresia-Straße 21 81675 München Fon: 089 2180-5485 Fax: 089 2180-17760 E-mail: email@example.com or Dr. des. Heidrun Hamersky Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies Universität Regensburg Landshuter Straße 4 93047 Regensburg Germany Germany Fon +49+941-943-5332 Fax +49+941-943-5363 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org -- Prof.Dr. Christoph K. Neumann Institute of Near and Middle East Studies Ludwig Maximilian University Munich Veterinärstraße 1 D-80539 München Tel. ##49-89-2180-5027, 2434 Fax. ##49-89-2180-3799 email@example.com --