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Friday, June 13, 2008

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1) PhD Scholarships at the University of Erfurt

Commencing 1 November 2008 the University of Erfurt will award PhD Scholarships in the following research areas:
1. Interdisciplinary Study of Religion (Graduate School of the Max Weber Center, the Interdisciplinary Forum for Religion and the Gotha Research Center)
2. Communication and Digital Media
3. a) Empirical Research in Economics and Behavioral Science b) Monetary and Financial Economics
4. a) Literary Studies: Texts. Signs. Media b) Language and Mind
5. a) Transregional Area Studies b) European Studies (Law, Economics, Social Sciences)

The Interdisciplinary Study of Religion program will offer several Postdoctoral Scholarships. In the research areas 2 - 5, a total of one Postdoctoral Scholarship for Women will be offered.

Successful candidates will be able to work in an outstanding research environment. They will profit from an innovative concept of mutual team support and an intensive mentoring programme. With their research they will be integrated into cross-disciplinary research teams. The research-oriented graduate training will be effectively supported by a corresponding program of study and further education.

Applicants for Scholarships must hold a Master’s or equivalent degree with top marks, or a PhD in one of the relevant core areas. Scholarships for PhD candidates are €1,000 per month and run for a period of up to 3 years. Postdoctoral scholarships are €1,500 per month and run for a period of up to 3 years.
Material and travel expenditures will also be paid. In Erfurt each scholar will have a workplace at his disposal. Scholars are requested to reside in Erfurt for the duration of their scholarship. Participation in seminars of the respective graduate school or the mentoring research teams is mandatory.More information on the application procedure can be obtained under
Deadline for applications is July 12th, 2008.


2) Two PhD Studentships and Two Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Islamic History and Maritime Ethnography - Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter

Exceptional researchers are needed for an exciting collaborative three-year project. Directed by Professor Dionisius Agius, the fivestrong team will work on the MARES project (Maritime Ethnography of the Arabian/Persian Gulf and the Red Sea: people, trade and pilgrimage from the emergence of Islam to the coming of the Portuguese in the Western Indian Ocean).

Two PhD Studentships: Tuition fees (UK/EU or International rate) and £7,500 annual stipend.

You will need a Masters degree in a relevant subject and ideally have a background in archaeology.

To apply send your CV, covering letter, 1,000-word outline of your intended area of research and names of two academic referees to Sarmishtha Ghosh,, tel: 01392 264019.Two Postdoctoral Research Fellows: Salary in the range £23,577 – £25,763 per annum.

Successful candidates will hold or be completing a PhD in Islamic History or associated discipline. Spending time in the field, you will undertake archival research and oral history and submit papers for publication. Application packs are available from personnel/jobs (ref no. N1627/N1628)

Completed applications should be sent to Charlie Rushforth, four posts are full-time over three years, starting 1 October 2008.

All applicants will need a good command of Classical Arabic and spoken Arabic (if researching the Red Sea) plus Classical and Modern Persian (if focusing on Arabian/Persian Gulf).

Deadline for all applications 15 July. Interviews on 4 August (studentships) and 5 August (fellows).

For more information contact: Professor Dionisius Agius,, tel: 01392 269257.


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