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Support for Young Scholars in Transcultural Studies

Press Release No. 313/2010
20 December 2010
Doctoral scholarships from Heidelberg University’s Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe”

Heidelberg University’s Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” offers support for young scholars working on cultural exchange processes. Within the framework of its Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies, the Cluster invites applications for eight doctoral scholarships worth a total of over 250,000 Euros. They are financed by resources from the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments. Alongside financial support, the scholarship holders are supervised by scholars working at the Cluster and take part in courses on offer there. The scholarships are awarded for two years and can be extended for another year. They are angled at outstandingly qualified university graduates no older than 30 years. Half of the scholarships are earmarked for young scholars from Asia.

“The scholarship holders in our graduate programme are actively involved in the international and interdisciplinary research environment and benefit from the outstandingly well-equipped infrastructure of the Cluster of Excellence,” says Prof. Dr. Madeleine Herren-Oesch, managing director of the Cluster. “The scholarship holders are given structural and material support, but the research projects they pursue are still entirely their own.”

The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies was initiated in 2008 and has so far provided support for 30 selected doctoral students. For more information, go to . Applications for the current scholarships can be submitted via an online platform. The deadline is March 31, 2011.


Dr. Alexander Haentzschel
Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”
Phone: +49 6221 54-4008

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There is no age restriction anymore. Persons of any age may apply.

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