Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Environmental Humanities in Belgium, 2018

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The Ghent University is calling for applications for fully funded PhD Scholarship in Environmental Humanities in Belgium, 2018, in the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University, Belgium, tenable for a period of four years.

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. It aims to encourage its students to adopt a critical approach within a creative, development-oriented educational and research environment.

Scholarship Type:

Offer is available to pursue PhD programme. 

Field of study:

Scholarship is for the field of Environmental Humanities.

Scholarship Benefits:

  • The scholarship is initially offered for a period of two years and can be renewed for another two-year period upon positive evaluation.
  • The net amount of the scholarship will be approximately €1900 per month, gradually rising to approximately €2100 per month in the fourth year. The PhD student will also receive a holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus, and enjoy full social security coverage. Additional financial support is available for conference and workshop attendance.
  • The PhD student will be based at Ghent University.
  • The PhD student will complete the doctoral training programme offered by the Doctoral School of Arts, Humanities, and Law.

To be taken in(Country):

Belgium

Scholarship Number :

The project, which will employ four PhD students and one postdoctoral research fellow, will explore the role of the literary imagination, with a special focus on textual complexity and the tension between the global nature of ecological problems and culturally specific issues.

Eligible Nationality:

International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

Candidates should have:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant field, such as English, Comparative Literature, or Environmental Humanities (candidates near to completion may also submit applications, indicating the expected date of the degree);
  • outstanding academic record;
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills in English;
  • A reading knowledge of at least one of the other three project languages;
  • aptitude for original, independent, and creative work as well as for working in a team.
  • Applicants must have excellent writing and speaking skills in English.

Application Deadline:

30th April 2018

Application Procedure: 

Applications should be as a single PDF file via email to stef.craps@ugent.be.

Applications should include:

  • cover letter, specifying reasons for your interest in this position and why you consider yourself a suitable candidate;
  • An overview of how you would approach the project (max. 1000 words);
  • current CV;
  • Transcripts of your qualifications to date (degrees and grade lists);
  • A writing sample (Master’s thesis, article, etc.);
  • Names and full contact details of two referees.

You can begin the application by clicking on Scholarship Link

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