Five Doctoral Fellowships – Graduate Program: China in Europe, Europe in China: Past and Present

Hamburg, Germany
Deadline: 30th Sep 2016

The doctoral fellows will carry out research on the basis of an individual proposal concerning
the European-Chinese encounter from its beginnings to the present day with a preference for
topics from the more recent past and falling within any discipline in the humanities repre-
sented by the faculty. As part of the program, candidates are expected to conduct a long-term
research stay of 12 months at Fudan University in Shanghai.
In addition to the individual supervision for each candidate, further training opportunities and
supporting service will be provided by the Hamburg Graduate School.
Starting in December 2016, stipends are initially granted for two years and can be extended
for an additional year in Hamburg. In the first year of the candidature, the stipends will com-
prise 1300 Euros per month. The following year at Fudan University will be funded with a
scholarship of 100,000 RMB, round-trip airfare and additional benefits.


What we expect

Potential candidates must have an excellent Master or Magister in humanities. Beyond the
explicit interest in research in the Chinese-European Encounter, we expect good language and
communication skills in English, flexibility, focused research and the readiness to undertake
the one-year research stay in Shanghai. Candidates are expected to have a good command of
Chinese. Applicants must meet the admission requirements according to the
“Promotionsordnung” of the Faculty of Humanities of Universität Hamburg
( Due to rules and regula-
tions, the fellowship cannot be granted to Chinese citizens.
For application, please submit
• A research proposal of maximum five pages
• A curriculum vitae
• A representative excerpt from the applicant’s Master or Magister thesis
• Names and contact details of two potential referees (incl. telephone number and email address)

The deadline is September 30.

Interested candidates should submit their application containing the above mentioned documents in one PDF file to

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Birthe Kundrus
Universität Hamburg
Fachbereich Geschichte
Von-Melle-Park 6
20146 Hamburg
Tel. 0049-40-428384528


Download this announcement as pdf here: ausschreibung-promotion-china-2016