The Graduate School Human Development in Landscapes at Kiel University is calling applications for unique research environment position at the interface of the Humanities, the Natural and the Social Sciences. This call is opened for international students.

In the Graduate School, PhD projects in principle are designed to be finished within 3 years. The GS curriculum is taught in English and it rests on an introductory workshop and four pillars.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to doctoral researchers.

Eligible Nationalities: International students are eligible to apply.

Number of Scholarships: Up to 5 scholarships are available.

Eligibility Criteria: University is seeking highly qualified and motivated doctoral fellows to conduct high-quality interdisciplinary research. Eligible candidates must hold an outstanding university degree (MA, MSc or equivalent) in a field relevant to the multidisciplinary theme of “Human Development in Landscapes”. The graduate program is jointly offered by academics in the Humanities, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and Social and Life Sciences. Thus, the Graduate School fosters the formation of interdisciplinary PhD teams. The GS welcomes applications from outstanding young researchers with a MA, MSc, Diploma or equivalent degree in the fields of Archaeoinformatics, Archaeozoology, Archaeobotany, Historical Geobotany, Plant Ecology, Ecosystem Research, Landscape Ecology, Geoinfomation, Soil Science, Mineralogy, Microanalysis of Materials, Materials Science, Geophysics, Physical Geography,  Isotope Research, Palaeoclimatology, Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology, Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Ancient History, Social and Economic History, Regional History, Economic Regional Research, Classical Philology, Slavic Language and Literature, Medicine, Human Biology, Molecular Biology, Medieval and Modern Church History, Environmental History, Environmental Archaeology, Environmental Anthropology; Multimedia Information Processing. Related fields are also welcomed provided that your PhD topic is related to the research areas at the Graduate School: Clusters. 

Method of Application: The documents needed for the application are:

  • An outline of your research project (for topics and formal requirements follow the links to the position announcements). This outline must be written in English.
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A copy of the degree certificates from institutes of higher education (including transcripts)
  • Two letters of reference from professors or scholars in similar position
  • proof of English proficiency

Scholarship Link

Scholarship Application Deadline: December 31, 2017