Startstipendien / Starter scholarships / Bourses de début de thèse Basel Graduate School of History

The Basel Graduate School of History (BGSH) is offering four 1-year starter scholarships, each worth CHF 25’000 (approx. EUR 20’000, in two tranches with evaluation). Their purpose is to support graduates during the starting phase of their doctorate while the scholars are developing their research project and submitting it to the Swiss National Science Foundation, or other funding institution.

A high level of motivation is expected, with the ability to carry out a research project independently over the course of several years as an active member of the Basel Graduate School of History, and to contribute to academic debates both within and outside the Department of History. The scholarships are intended for graduates who hold a Master’s degree or a Licentiate in History, and who are interested in carrying out research within the fields of study represented at the Department of History. In this application round particular welcome will be given to dissertation proposals focusing on medieval and early modern history and on European history from a transnational perspective, as well as on projects interfacing with the topic of cultural topography.

The start date of the scholarship is the 1st of October 2014.
Deadline for applications: 7 April 2014 (12:00 p.m. – Central European Time).
Please use this link to submit your application.
In addition, please supply the following documents electronically to the coordinator at the Basel Graduate School of History, Dr. Roberto Sala:
1)    Covering letter
2)    CV (including a list of publications, where applicable)
3)    Outline of the dissertation project (max. 3 pages) or, if the exact topic has not yet been established, a motivation letter declaring your intention to develop such a topic within a particular research field (max. 2 pages)
4)    Degree certificate
5)    1-2 text samples (incl. at least 1 academic thesis)
Please submit the documents in two separate pdf files: Documents 1 to 4: one single file with the title >[surname]-bew.pdf<
; Text samples: one single file with the title >[surname]-texte.pdf<
Applications can be submitted in German, French, or English.

Applications of GRAINES members are welcome!

For further information, please contact Dr. Roberto Sala.

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