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PhD fellowship in Global History for Scholars in Senegal – Germany 2016

Application Deadline: 31st July 2016

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Senegal

To be taken at (country): Germany

Brief description: The “Global Network for Global History” seeks to organize a community of scholars interested in the systematic scrutiny of developments that have unfolded across national, regional, and continental boundaries and who propose to analyze the interconnections – cultural, economic, ecological, political and demographic – among world societies.

Eligible Field of Study: Labor History Studies, Political History Studies, Social History Studies, South Asian History Studies, World History Studies

About the Award: The transnational research group “A Global Network for Global History” directed by the Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS), University of Göttingen in cooperation with the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, and the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, advertises 3 PhD scholarships for the funding period from 1 January – 30 June 2017.

Offered Since: Not known

Type: PhD Research


  • an affiliation with Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal
  • a master’s degree in History or Social Sciences;
  • independence, individual initiative and commitment;
  • excellent knowledge of English and the languages relevant to the research location;
  • sound knowledge of the relevant scholarly debates

Selection Criteria: PhD Fellows should be prepared to devote their entire time to productive scholarship and may undertake sustained projects of research or other original work.

Number of Awardees: Three(3)

Value of Scholarship: 

  • EUR 1.600 per month (incl. compulsory health insurance and travel allowances)
  • time, guidance, office space, and access to the facilities of Göttingen University.
  • PhD fellows will join a vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholars at CeMIS and the newly founded Forum for Global and Transregional Studies at the University of Göttingen.

Duration of Scholarship: Six months

How to Apply: Applications should contain a full CV, copies of relevant examinations, a research proposal (max. 5000 words), a writing sample (a chapter or essay), and the names and addresses of two referees. They should be sent electronically by 31st July 2016 to Prof. Dr. Ravi Ahuja.

Prof. Dr. Ravi Ahuja


University of Göttingen, Waldweg 26, D-37073 Göttingen, Germany

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Award Provider: Centre for Modern Indian Studies, University of Göttingen