INVITE PhD fellowships in Humanities
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The University of Verona is looking for PhD candidates within the EU-funded project INVITE. The call for applications is open from 15 January 2018 to 16 April 2018 at 2pm (CET).
INVITE is a doctoral programme of the University of Verona with a strong inter-sectoral, inter-disciplinary and international dimension. The project is co-financed by the European Union within the Horizon 2020 Programme and by the Regione del Veneto.
The INVITE doctoral programme aims to encourage each student’s intellectual curiosity and support the acquisition of critical thinking skills by training them in the use of innovative theoretical tools and practical methods.
INVITE offers a total of 14 PhD positions to train early-stage researchers in scientific disciplines covered by the doctoral programmes of the University of Verona. In particular three positions are dedicated to Arts and Humanities Graduate School, one for each PhD programme.
Applicants must present a research project within the research topics defined for each PhD programme.
PhD programme in Foreign Literatures, Languages, and Linguistics
Research Topic: The experience of the Other: the stranger, the foreigner, the different, the outsider, the unknown
The experience of the Other (the stranger, the foreigner, the different, the outsider, the unknown) is one of the most important topics in today’s world characterized by global business relations and international cultural exchange on the one hand but also by supranational wars, terrorism, exploitation and, consequently, global war and poverty migration on the other.
The experience of the Other has always been one of the key topics in literature, spelled out in terms of borders and boundaries; migration, integration and alienation; inclusion and exclusion; etc.
The research proposals should investigate the expression of the experience of the Other in past and contemporary literature in one or more of the following languages (in any of their varieties):
- Russian / Slavic.
Further information on this research topic: http://sites.centri.univr.it/invite/the-call/research-areas/experience-stranger/
PhD programme in Human Sciences
Research topic: Philosophy and Inclusive Societies: gender and queer studies; cultural studies
Today’s Europe is being traversed by profound changes, connected to unprecedented migration waves affecting mainly its Southern and Eastern borders, to the increasing presence of sexual, racialized, gendered, cultural and migratory minorities in its public sphere, and to progressive movements for inclusion paired with resurgent conservative politics advanced by exclusionary, populist actors.
This call invites projects that philosophically reflect on the changes that Europe has recently undergone, providing an original intervention in the fields of political philosophy, race and postcolonial and cultural studies, as well as gender and queer studies.
The research proposal should fall under at least one of the following research directions:
- Questioning the philosophical canon
- The experience of minorities at the margins of Europe
- Rationality and affectivity
- Race, postcolonial, gender and queer studies in dialogue with the European tradition
Further information on this research topic: http://sites.centri.univr.it/invite/the-call/research-areas/philosophy-inclusive-societies/
PhD programme in Philology, Literature and Performance Studies
Research topic: Dante from the Middle Age to the Modern Era
The celebrations devoted to Dante’s anniversaries (2015-2021), who chose Verona as one of his preferred places of residence (1303-1304 and 1312-1320), give us the unique opportunity to investigate his life, works and thought more deeply than in the past.
Research proposals should fall under one of the following five lines of research:
- Dante and the forms of Middle Age Vernacular poetry
- Dante and his library: Classical and Medieval tradition
- Medieval Latin in Dante: prose and poetry
- Dante and the birth of the Italian Language
- Dante and his heritage in Western cultural tradition
Further information on this research topic: http://sites.centri.univr.it/invite/the-call/research-areas/dante-middle-age-modern-era/
Eligibility of applicants
INVITE is open to early-stage researchers of any nationality and from any country.
Few restrictions apply to candidates. At the date of the call deadline,
- they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Italy for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline;
- they must hold a Master’s Degree (Master of Science or Master of Arts) or similar degree equivalent to the Italian Laurea Magistrale / Specialistica that, in their country of origin, grants access to PhD programmes;
- they must not already hold a doctoral degree and must have less than 4 years (full-time equivalent) of research experience.
The INVITE PhD students will be employed under a 36-month research contract. It includes all compulsory social security charges, insurance against work accidents, sickness coverage, maternity and parental leave. The salary will be paid on a monthly basis and is composed by the following components (gross amounts):
- Living allowance: €2000/month;
- Mobility allowance: €600/month;
- Family allowance: €150/month for 36 months for students with family obligations at the deadline of the INVITE call for candidatures.
How to apply
Applications must be submitted electronically by 16 April 2018 at 2 pm (Central Europe Time) through the dedicated online submission system called PICA.
All information about the application procedures are available on the project website.
University of Verona
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