Ghent University Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Environmental Humanities in Belgium, 2018

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Ghent University Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Environmental Humanities in Belgium, 2018

Scholarship Description: The Ghent University is delighted to announce fully funded PhD Scholarship in Environmental Humanities in the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University, Belgium, tenable for a period of up to four years.

Scholarship Provider: Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research in both exact and social sciences. Ghent University aims to encourage its students to adopt a critical approach within a creative, development-oriented educational and research environment.

In order to be eligible applicants must 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).

Degree Level: Scholarship is available to pursue PhD programme.

Available Subject: Scholarship is awarded in the field of Environmental Humanities.

Scholarship Benefits: Conditions of employment:

  • The position begins 1 October 2018.
  • 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.

Number of Scholarships: 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.

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

Candidates should have:
  • A 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);
  • An outstanding academic record;
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills in English;
  • A reading knowledge of at least one of the other three project languages;
  • An aptitude for original, independent, and creative work as well as for working in a team.

Application Procedure: Applications should be submitted as a single PDF file via email to stef.craps-at-ugent.be.

Applications should include:

  • A cover letter, in which you specify why you are interested in this position and why you consider yourself a suitable candidate;
  • An overview of how you would approach the project (max. 1000 words);
  • A 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.

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Deadline: April 30, 2018