DLGS Doctoral Fellowships for International Students in Germany, 2014

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The DLGS – Dresden Leibniz Graduate School offers doctoral fellowships for international students in Germany. Fellowships are provided in the field of urban and regional resilience – managing change for sustainable urban and regional development. Fellowship is offered for three years. Applications from outside Germany are particularly welcome. All applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English (in general confirmed by some form of official certification) and be comfortable working in teams. Application should be submitted till 15 September 2013.. Applications of the fourth cohort of the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School (DLGS 2014-2016) are now open for graduates holding a master’s degree (with a master’s thesis) in Spatial Planning and Development (including City and Regional Planning, Urban Regeneration, Landscape Planning, Traffic Planning), Geography, Economics, or Environmental Sciences. Applications from outside of Germany are particularly welcome..  The fellowships are available for pursuing PhD degree level.
The research areas of this scholarship are:  Research Topic: “Urban and Regional Resilience – Managing Change for Sustainable Urban and Regional Development” Doctoral candidates will focus on new concepts for managing change for sustainable urban and regional development.
Who can apply to this scholarship? DLGS is without regard to age, race, gender, handicap, religion or nationality.
· This announcement addresses excellent graduates (holding an M.A., M.Sc. or equivalent, and a master’s thesis graded good or equivalent, corresponding to 2 or better under Germany’s grading system in Spatial Planning and Development (including City and Regional Planning, Urban Regeneration, Landscape Planning, Traffic Planning), Geography, Economics, or Environmental Sciences.
· Applications from outside Germany are particularly welcome. All applicants must be fluent in spoken and written English (in general confirmed by some form of official certification) and be comfortable working in teams. Successful applicants must take up residence in Dresden in order to be present regularly / daily at DLGS premises during working hours. Fellowship holders must comply with the regulations for a doctoral degree issued by the relevant faculties of the Technische Universität Dresden.
Benefits of the scholarship:  In general, the fellowship provides the following: a fixed monthly stipend for the fellows’ living expenses in Dresden (determined by the DFG – German Research Foundation), funds to attend the DLGS academic programme (including German lessons for non-native speakers of German language), limited funds for project-related travel and other research expenses, and the round-trip airfare to Germany (both subject to approval by the DLGS management board). There is no additional family supplement provided to fellows accompanied by a partner and/or children.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Fellowship is offered for three years.
Number of scholarships: Not Known

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