20.04.2015 Ralf Köneke

Doctoral Fellowships of the DLGS – Dresden Leibniz Graduate School

Sixth cohort 2016 – 2018

Overall Topic “Sustainable, resilient and inclusive cities and regions”

The DLGS – Dresden Leibniz Graduate School is a joint activity of the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, Dresden (IÖR), and the Academy for Spatial Research and Planning, Hannover (ARL).

Beginning in March 2016, the DLGS announces

Doctoral Fellowships

The DLGS offers Doctoral Fellowships at TU Dresden for up to three years. Applications are reviewed once a year.

The sixth DLGS cohort is oriented towards making cities and regions more sustainable, resilient and inclusive. Doctoral Candidates investigate new concepts, instruments and policies for promoting social development, economic growth, and environmentally sustainable urban and regional development. A detailed description of research lines and topics can be found here.

This announcement addresses excellent graduates who are holding an M.A., M.Sc., or equivalent, and a Master thesis grade good or equivalent, corresponding to 2 or better under Germany’s grading system in Spatial Planning and Development (including City and Regional Planning and Landscape Planning), Economics, Sociology, Geography, or Environmental Sciences1.

Applications from outside of Germany are particularly welcome. All applicants must be capable of fluently speaking and writing English (confirmed by official certification2), and be comfortable with working in teams. Successful applicants must take up residence in Dresden, and be regularly / daily present 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 from which they are to get their doctoral degree.

In general, the first year of the structured programme is devoted to intensive work in courses and on the development of the doctoral thesis project. The second year is given over to empirical work, including field work. In the third year the primary aim is successful completion of the doctoral thesis. In individual cases, this general schedule may vary according to the specific needs of the candidate.

Workshops (for example on quantitative and qualitative methods) as well as summer schools and international events offer opportunities to acquire special skills and general competencies. The interdisciplinary composition of the group, the support provided by DLGS partners as well as possible research visits abroad enable graduates to rapidly complete innovative doctorates.

Please submit your application by using the DLGS online application system. Deadline for the application for the next DLGS cohort (2016-2018) is September 15, 2015. Selection interviews for this cohort are planned via Skype for the fourth quarter of 2015. For further information please contact the DLGS scientific coordinator:

Dr. Paulina Schiappacasse
phone: +49 (0) 351 - 46337890

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