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Leiden University International PhD Position for the Search for Anglo-Saxon Christianity in 19th-century Europe, Netherlands 2024

Application is now open for the Leiden University International PhD Position for the Search for Anglo-Saxon Christianity in 19th-century Europe. Interested applicants are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.

About Leiden University and Scholarship

Universiteit Leiden, also known as Leiden University (LEI) is a public research institution located in Leiden, Netherlands. It is the oldest university in the Netherlands, having been established as a Protestant institution in 1575 by William, Prince of Orange.

Don’t pass up the opportunity to apply for the International PhD Position for the Search for Anglo-Saxon Christianity in 19th-century Europe in the Netherlands if you want to attend Leiden University with funding. The scholarship program is especially available to students, both domestic and foreign, who want to enroll in the university’s PhD program.

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Details about Leiden University International PhD Position for the Search for Anglo-Saxon Christianity in 19th-century Europe:

Scholarship Sponsor: Leiden University, Netherlands

Scholarship Value: Funded for 2024-2028 by the European Research Council (ERC)

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: PhD

Host Institution(s): Leiden University, Netherlands

Benefits:

  • The PhD project is a four-year fully financed position.
  • A full-time position would pay between €2,770 and €3,539 gross per month.
  • Bonuses for holidays (8%) at the end of the year (8.3%) are further rewards.
  • There are options for career advancement and training.
  • Applicants from abroad may be able to receive a sizable tax benefit.

Note: All terms and conditions, including pay and benefits, are in line with the Dutch Universities Collective Labor Agreement.

Diversity & Inclusion: Leiden University is dedicated to creating a welcoming environment and appreciating the variety of viewpoints and experiences that enhance instruction and support research.

Information: The project’s principal investigator, Dr. Thijs Porck, is the person to contact with inquiries. Marjolijn Goos () is the person to contact with any questions regarding the process.

Applications: Please submit your application online by March 1, 2024, the deadline. Beginning in April, there will be (online) interviews; as part of the process, there might be an assessment task. The institution does not accept inquiries from organizations.

Eligibility Criteria for Leiden University International PhD Position for the Search for Anglo-Saxon Christianity in 19th-century Europe

Candidates are advised to meet the following conditions to be qualified for the Leiden University International PhD Position for the Search for Anglo-Saxon Christianity in 19th-century Europe:

  • Qualified Countries: All nationalities
  • Admissible Course or Subjects: Any subject offered by the university
  • Acceptable Criteria: Applicants must:
    • Possess an MA or ResMA/MRes with a focus on religious studies, cultural history, Old English, or another pertinent area.
    • Possess strong research abilities, such as the capacity to conceive original research topics, analytical and descriptive abilities, and a lucid and convincing writing style.
    • Show a passion for Old English philology as well as a supplementary interest in cultural history, humanities history, and/or the reception of medieval literature.
    • Possess knowledge of relational databases, linked data, and archival content, or be open to learning about them.
    • Have complete functional proficiency in German and English for professional purposes; working knowledge of Latin or other European languages is a bonus.
    • Show that you can manage your time well, work well in a team, and have independent thought.
  • A ResMA/MRes or an MA with a focus in a related discipline is required for admission.
  • Language Requirements: Complete professional working competency in German and English, as well as professional reading proficiency in Latin and other European languages.

Documents Required

  • Application letter with a maximum word count of 1000 for a motivation statement
  • CV including educational background, work history, and academic accomplishments
  • Two referees’ names, positions, and contact details (no reference letters)
  • A written sample or a copy of the master’s thesis
  • Copies of pertinent course evaluations and credentials attesting to the language learner’s ability
  • A copy of the MA degree certificate or a recommendation letter from the thesis advisor rating the thesis project.

Application Procedure for Leiden University International PhD Position for the Search for Anglo-Saxon Christianity in 19th-century Europe

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application via the online recruitment system by the program deadline. You can also visit the official website for further details.

The Submission Deadline is: 01 March 2024

Not interested in this particular scholarship? See other Netherlands scholarships here.

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