ASCA PhD fellowships 2013
Applications are invited for several PhD fellowships at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, tenable from September 1, 2013, for a period of up to 4 years.
Deadline for applications: December 15th, 2012.
Applications are invited for several PhD fellowships at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, tenable from September 1, 2013, for a period of up to 4 years. PhD fellows will be employed by the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam and receive a monthly salary. ASCA PhD fellows receive a tuition waiver, and have free access to the program of ASCA and the Graduate School for Humanities in Amsterdam.
Applications should include a description of the proposed research project (max. 2000 words), a full academic CV, and a list of MA grades. Applicants must have a completed MA degree in a relevant field before the start date of the fellowship.
Previous contact with ASCA or its members is not necessary, and international researchers are encouraged to apply. It is the responsibility of ASCA to match successful applicants with an appropriate and qualified supervisor, and we request that you do not specify a potential supervisor at this stage. PhD proposals can be relevant to either one or more specific ASCA projects or to the ASCA program as a whole.
ASCA invites proposals for theoretically informed, interdisciplinary research projects in modern and contemporary culture. The proposal should be concise (max. 2000 words), written in English, and address the project's aims and scope, its contribution to scholarship, and its methods (theoretical approach, objects of research, etc). It should be divided into the following categories:
· Provisional title
· Name of candidate
· Summary of 250 words
· Central issues/aims
· Objects of research (i.e. corpus/material)
· Work plan for four years
· Importance for ASCA
2. Academic CV:
The CV should contain full address and contact details, previous education, previous university (or relevant) employment, conference presentations, and publications.
3. MA Scores:
It is not necessary to submit an officially certified list of MA scores. A scan of the list is sufficient. Applicants must have completed all relevant coursework and examinations for the MA by September 2012. If the list of scores is not yet complete, please submit an overview of your scores at the time of application.
Completed applications should be submitted as one PDF file (please do not send multiple attachments) via email before December 15th, 2012, 1 p.m. (CET) to: Dr. Eloe Kingma, ASCA, email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org
Late applications will not be accepted.
The applications will be evaluated by a selection committee composed of ASCA members representing the five constellations of the ASCA program: Mediality, Argumentation, Globalization and Migration, Identity, and Cultural and Social Critique. The committee will make a selection of approximately 8-10 candidates to invite for a 20 minute interview in Amsterdam. Short-listed applicants will be asked to submit a sample of their academic writing (max. 6000 words, for example part of the MA thesis) in advance of the interview.
Final selections will be made following the interviews.