With the granting of the DAAD pro-
gramme IPID4all „Global Areas“ funds
for the GSGAS will be available for internationalization of the doctoral training. The programme is aimed to
all PhD candidates of the Graduate School.

You can be applying for funding of the following three funding lines:

  1. travelling scholarships for research periods abroad (up to 3 months)
  2. scholarships for conference travels (up to 5 days)
  3. travelling scholarships for fieldwork (up to one months)
    (The actual duration of the travel could exceed maximum funding duration. The level of the funding is based on the actual expenditure and is calculated based on the prevailing flat rates of the DAAD.)

For an application for funding following documents should be submitted:

  1. application form;
  2. written description of the motivation for the travel (max. 4,000 characters) with a brief description of the PhD project and the expected value for the project and the own networking of the research or conference travels.
    For conference travels please attach an abstract of your paper.
    For research trips a reference letter from the supervising university teacher or an invitation letter of the target institution or for conference trips an official confirmation of acceptance of the contribution by the conference chair.
  3. Timetable of the research trip or conference programme;
  4. preferably detailed overview of the travel costs;
  5. CV.

The board members of the Graduate School take the selection decision.
The granting of benefits is depending on the contribution of the corresponding funding to the success of the dissertation project. In accordance is the vote
of the Thesis Committee about the work progress an important criterion for the granting. Applications can be submitted until 1 January, 1 April, and 1 October.

Please send your documents to:
Graduate School Global and Area Studies
Emil-Fuchs-Str. 1
04105 Leipzig

Research Internships for international Master Graduates

The Graduate School Global and Area Studies (GSGAS) is pleased to offer up to four Research Internships (start-up fellowships) to international MA graduates for three months in Leipzig.  The scholarship will award for the summer term (with effect from 1 October 2017) and include a grant of EUR 650 per month. Travel costs can also be covered by the GSGAS.

The GSGAS supports research projects that investigate key dimensions of global and transnational history and the role of entanglements transcending borders from the perspective of international, area and transregional studies, including the investigation of commodity chains, international organizations, migration systems and cultural transfers in the study of critical junctures of globalization. The GSGAS provides a well-structured teaching programme and competent individual supervision as well as the opportunity to interact with a group of more than 120 other PhD candidates and Post-docs in the same field of interest. At the same time successful applicants will work within research teams and learn about the application of specific methods in concrete topical research.

Applicants should have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in one of the relevant disciplines from a wide range of the Humanities and Social Sciences. To ensure that your project fits into the GSGAS please inform you on the website of the GSGAS about the research agenda (http://home.uni-leipzig.de/~gsgas/research-agenda/)

Scholarship holders will participate in research seminars, working groups and colloquia of the GSGAS and will supervised by board members and Postdocs of the GSGAS. By the end of their stay, the selection committee will make the decision on the basis of a report by the candidates about admission to the Graduate School


Applications should be submitted until 15 July 2017 and should include

  1. A motivation letter (max. 600 words)
  2. A CV
  3. A summary of the MA Thesis (max 800 words)
  4. A project description (max. 800 words)
  5. proof of the highest academic degree earned so far
  6. A recommendation letter from academics who are recognized in the field which you are planning to make an impact.

Graduate School Global and Area Studies – Leipzig University
Dr. Martina Keilbach
Emil-Fuchs-Straße 1, D-04105 Leipzig



Funded by the DAAD supported by means of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research