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Starter scholarships of the Basel Graduate School of History

Bourses de début de thèse de la Basel Graduate School of History

Startstipendien der Basel Graduate School of History

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Published on Friday, September 18, 2020 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

The Basel Graduate School of History (BGSH) is offering two 1-year starter scholarships. The purpose of the scholarships is to support you during the starting phase of your doctorate. Within the first six months of your scholarship, you must develop a grant application for your doctoral project and submit it to the Swiss National Science Foundation, or another funding institution.

Announcement

The Basel Graduate School of History (BGSH) is offering two 1-year starter scholarships (Start date: 1 April 2021).

Your tasks

The purpose of the scholarships is to support you during the starting phase of your doctorate. Within the first six months of your scholarship, you must develop a grant application for your doctoral project and submit it to the Swiss National Science Foundation, or another funding institution.

Your profile

The scholarships are intended for graduates who hold a Master’s degree or an equivalent qualification in History, and who are interested in carrying out research in one of the following areas: Medieval History, Early Modern History, Modern and Contemporary History, Eastern European History, African History, Jewish History, Global History. 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 BGSH, and to contribute to academic debates both within and outside the Department of History. For further information on the fields of study at the BGSH.

What we offer

The Basel Graduate School of History offers a structured graduate studies programme in history within an intellectually inspiring environment. Doctoral students at the BGSH benefit from a rich scholarly exchange, joint workshops and research seminars, and a vast international and interdisciplinary network. Moreover, the BGSH offers further instruments to pursue your doctoral project and supports the realization of own scholarly events. The 1-year scholarship amounts to CHF 30,000 and is paid in two tranches (with intermediate evaluation).

Application

Deadline for applications: 15 November 2020

The application is to be submitted electronically on following web page.

In addition, please email the following documents to the coordinator at the Basel Graduate School of History,

Laura Ritter (laura.ritter@unibas.ch):

  1. Covering letter
  2. CV (including a list of publications, where applicable)
  3. Outline of the dissertation project (max. 3 pages)
  4. Degree certificate
  5. One or two text samples (incl. master thesis or equivalent)

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. Applicants who are about to complete their studies can apply, provided that they can submit an official graduation certificate no later than 10 February 2021. Applications from doctoral students already enrolled at other institutions will not be considered. Holders of a starter scholarship must enrol as PhD students at the University of Basel.

Contact

For further information, please consult bgsh.geschichte.unibas.ch or contact Laura Ritter at laura.ritter@unibas.ch / +41 61 207 74 6 74

BGSH Commission

  • Prof. Dr. Jan-Friedrich Missfelder Early Modern
  • Claus Musterle, M.A. Modern and Contemporary History
  • Prof. Dr. Claudia Opitz Early Modern
  • Dr. Laura Ritter Eastern European History
  • Prof. Dr. Benjamin Schenk Eastern European History, Head of the BGSH
  • Dr. Ina Serif Early Modern

Subjects

Places

  • Hirschgässlein 21
    Basel, Switzerland (4051)

Date(s)

  • Sunday, November 15, 2020

Contact(s)

  • Laura Ritter
    courriel : laura [dot] ritter [at] unibas [dot] ch

Information source

  • Laura Ritter
    courriel : laura [dot] ritter [at] unibas [dot] ch

To cite this announcement

« Starter scholarships of the Basel Graduate School of History », Scholarship, prize and job offer, Calenda, Published on Friday, September 18, 2020, https://calenda.org/800993

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