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[ecrea] 10 PhD Scholarships: School of International and Intercultural Communication | SIIC

Thu Jan 16 23:36:32 GMT 2014

The School of International and Intercultural Communication |SIIC, supported by MERCUR (Mercator Research Center Ruhr) and the UAMR-Universities Bochum, Dortmund und Duisburg-Essen, is offering up to

10 PhD Scholarships

starting May 1st, 2014.

The graduate school establishes a new center of international and intercultural research, which aims to synthesize yet distinct perspectives on communication, media, and journalism studies. Focus of investigations are current developments in political and/or cross-border communication in transformation countries and respectively in countries/regions of the Global South.

Fellows of the SIIC benefit from a cutting-edge curricula and an intense supervisory relationship and will find a creative and innovative environment fostering their own PhD projects and scientific career.

Profile and qualifications: outstanding master’s degree in communication, media or journalism studies or any related discipline; a distinctive interest in international and intercultural research issues; excellent command of English and very good German. An indispensable prerequisite is the capacity and willingness to implement a theoretically and empirically integrative approach to current phenomena of journalism, media and/or communication studies.

The scholarship provides a tax-free stipend of € 1.000 per month for an initial period of 24 months. Subject to positive evaluations of the project progress the stipend may be prolonged for two six-month periods, up to three years. Furthermore, the SIIC is in alignment with the guiding principles of the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Prospective candidates should submit their application (Pdf format) to Dirk-Claas Ulrich, SIIC Managing Director, via Email ((dirk-claas.ulrich /at/ <mailto:(dirk-claas.ulrich /at/>) by indicating “Application SIIC 2014” in the subject line: short cover letter, CV, credentials, two references, a copy of the Master’s thesis and a detailed project proposal (max. 10 pages).

The review process of incoming applications starts by March 9, 2014 and will remain open until all scholarships have been awarded to suitable candidates. Requests related to the latest application status should be directed to the SIIC management.

School of International and Intercultural Communication
Prof. Dr. Susanne Fengler, Prof. Dr. Jens Loenhoff, Prof. Dr. Barbara Thomaß
c/o Erich-Brost-Institut für internationalen Journalismus, TU Dortmund
Otto-Hahn-Str. 2
44227 Dortmund

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