The newly-launched Transatlantic Graduate Research Program
(Graduiertenkolleg) Berlin -New
York, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and associated with the
Technical University in Berlin, Germany, offers
12 Doctoral Scholarships
2 Postdoctoral Scholarships
for research projects on the History and Culture of Cities in the 20th
Century. By addressing
the full range of Metropolitan and Urban Studies, the program seeks to
integrate various disci-plines including History, History of Art, European
Ethnology, Literary and Media Studies, Political and Social Sciences, Urban
Development and Town Planning, Urban and Architectural Sociology, as well
as Cultural Semiotics. The fellowships are awarded for up to three years,
starting January 1, 2005.
The Transatlantic Graduate Research Program is run by a joint consortium of
three Berlin universities - Technical University, Freie Universität, and
Humboldt University - and two New
York universities, Columbia University and New York University. The program
initiate interdisciplinary and comparative research on European and North
American urban and
metropolitan areas. Research projects may focus on the metropolis' ability
both as a cultural
and material construction to reflect tensions between integration and
separation, between iden-tity
and diversity, as well as between innovation and tradition. Emphasizing a
focus, the cities of Berlin and New York will receive particular attention.
For more information
on potential research topics and a list of professors collaborating in the
network, visit the web-site:
Commitment: The Transatlantic Graduate Research Program distinguishes
itself through joint
teaching and joint supervision by assigning fellows an academic advisor
from Berlin and a
New York counterpart. Closely affiliated with the Technical University's
Center for European
Urban History during the initial grant period, the core program consists of
seminars, colloquia and workshops, and includes an obligatory six-months
study abroad. The
fellows are expected to reside in Berlin and to participate actively in the
intellectual life of the
program, taking advantage of the rich resources of all universities involved.
Deadline: The deadline for application is September 3, 2004. In the second
half of September,
short-listed candidates will be invited to present their projects in Berlin.
Eligibility: Candidates are expected to submit a curriculum vitae, an
academic record proving
scholarly excellence, and a 10-page research proposal outlining the project
to be pursued,
including a schedule. Research projects should address the program's core
are required to present a degree qualifying for graduate study as doctoral
languages are German and English.
Terms of Grant: Fellowships are awarded for up to 3 years. Doctoral fellows
will receive a
stipend of 1,000 Euro per month; postdoctoral fellows will receive a
stipend of 1,416 Euro per
month. Family allowance can be granted if applicable. For one of the
applicants with a pronounced interest and skill pertaining to the
methodology and theory of
Metropolitan Studies will be preferred.
Application: Applicants are asked to send in a cover letter, curriculum
vitae, list of publica-tions,
research proposal, copies of the certificates of academic qualifications
held, and two let-ters
of recommendation from academic teachers.
Applications should be addressed to:
Prof. Dr. Heinz Reif
Technische Universität Berlin
Institut für Geschichte und Kunstgeschichte
or via email to reif@...
For more detailed information on the program and the application procedure,
Prof. Dr. Heinz Reif/Dr. Oliver Schmidt (Ph.D., Harvard Univ.), tel. +49
(30) 314 23867.