Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Leventis Fellowship

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


The Centre of African Studies of the University of London invites applications from Nigerian academics to take part in a scheme of collaborative research funded by the Leventis Foundation.

Sabbatical at the Centre of African Studies, University of London:
Applicants are invited to apply to spend three months as visitors of the Centre of African Studies in order to pursue their research in libraries and archives and to participate in the intellectual life of the Centre. The scheme might be particularly appropriate for scholars working up a PhD thesis into publishable form.
The Leventis Research Co-operation Programme is devised to assist younger scholars develop their research interests in collaboration with their counterparts in London. Applicants will be expected to submit a complete curriculum vitae and a statement of their current research interests (of not more than 1,000 words) specifying the aims to be achieved during the research period in London.
Applications are considered by a Steering Committee in London. Letters will be sent to the applicants informing them of the Committee's decision soon after the deadline of 31 May. 
Applications by letter should be addressed to:
The Chair, Centre of African Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies,
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG.
Deadline for Applications: 31 May 2014

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Doctoral Positions - MIMESIS Munich Doctoral Program for Literature and the Arts

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Applications for Doctoral Positions - MIMESIS Munich Doctoral Program for Literature and the Arts


MIMESIS, Munich Doctoral Program for Literature and the Arts at LMU Munich funded by the Elite Network of Bavaria offers 5 doctoral positions starting 1 October 2014 (Deadline for application: 15 March 2014).
The International Doctoral Program (IDP) MIMESIS is dedicated to innovative doctoral research in the fields of literature and the arts, with special emphasis on historical, theoretical and transdisciplinary perspectives. It will enable cooperation between research projects in literature, theatre, performance, music, film studies, architecture and the visual arts, offering both a forum and a framework in which interests drawn from any one of these areas enter into a dialogue with other areas in the wider spectrum of creative engagements. Its research program is framed by the term mimesis, a key concept throughout the history of the arts, right up to the most recent developments in critical and cultural theory. MIMESIS offers a structured program of doctoral study combining seminars, workshops, lecture series and master classes. In addition internships with leading cultural institutions and at partner universities will be integrated into the study program.
The applicants should hold an excellent/above average master's degree or equivalent in literature, art history, theatre or film studies or related subjects. The outline of the research project should make an explicit connection to the research profile of the program (i.e. mimesis).
The positions will be granted for 2 years with the possibility of renewal for one more year.
Applicants should be prepared to take up residence in Munich.
German and English are the favoured working languages in the International Doctoral Program. Proficiency in both languages is required.
The application must be submitted online using the application tool. With this tool you can upload all the required documents as pdf or jpeg file online.
Required application documents:
  • completed online application form
  • cover letter, giving the reasons for applying
  • curriculum vitae
  • sample of academic work (e.g. a chapter of a Master’s thesis, at the most 6,000-8,000 words)
  • outline of dissertation project (at the most 3,500-4,000 words), work plan and time schedule for the completion of the research project
  • copies of all academic degrees acquired, university transcript (certificates in other languages than German, English, Spanish, French or Italian have to be handed in with a certified translation)
  • two references (preferably university professors)
For further details on the required application documents please register for the application tool on the website.
For further information please contact:
mimesis-doc(at)lmu.de