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Christian-Gottlob-Heyne Prize/ Day of GSGG

November 3, 2022 (start: 4.00 pm) Tagungs- und Veranstaltungshaus Alte Mensa, Wilhelmsplatz 3

This year, the Christian-Gottlob-Heyne Prize 2022 goes to literary scholar Lena Susanne Lang, who is being honored for her thesis "Medialer Habitus und biographische Legende. Schriftstellerische Inszenierungspraktiken im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung".

In addition to the award winner, five other doctoral students were nominated for their outstanding dissertations. A glimpse of all nominated dissertations and authors can be found here.

Before the evening ceremony, we cordially invite you to an exchange about the situation of doctoral students and the offers of GSGG starting at 4:00 pm. The current topic is the upcoming application of our university for the status as University of Excellence. However, as always, discussions about all matters concerning doctoral studies at our supporting faculties are important even without a current occasion. More information will follow soon, we would be very happy to get into discussion with you.



Information events for master students on doctoral studies

PhD - The How and Why: Thursday, 17.11.2022, 4:00 p.m. (zoom)
Wie(so) promovieren: Tuesday, 22.11.2022, 6:00 p.m. (zoom)

Are you a Master's student considering a PhD after graduation? Still undecided and/or have a lot of questions about the PhD?
The Graduate School of Humanities is happy to answer your questions and invites you to two events:
On November 17, starting at 4:00 p.m., it's PhD - The How and Why; an English-language exchange together with the Seminar for English Philology, followed on November 22, starting at 6:00 p.m., by the German-language equivalent Wie(so) Promovieren?.



Info service for prospective international students

Also this semester, special quotas for the university are available for registration at the City of Göttingen. This offer is directed to all international students and international scientists who will be arriving in the next few weeks.

The appointments will take place from 28.09.-02.11.2022 on Wednesdays from 10am-12am.

If you have any questions or are uncertain, please feel free to contact international.study@uni-goettingen.de at any time.



Info service for international interested students

Also this semester, special quotas for the university are available for registration at the City of Göttingen. This offer is directed to all international students and international scientists who will be arriving in the next few weeks.

The appointments will take place from 28.09.-02.11.2022 on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm.

If you have any questions or uncertainties, please contact international.study@uni-goettingen.de at any time.



Fulbright | Announcement of the scholarships for doctoral students 2023

Deadline: November 1, 2022

The Fulbright is currently offering the study programs for doctoral students who wish to conduct a four to six month research project in the U.S. beginning August 1, 2023. The application deadline is November 1, 2022.

More information about the Fulbright Foundation can be found here.



Enlight Doctoral Network

The next Doctoral Network meeting will take place on 29.09 from 10:00-11:30. Click here to attend.



eisodos - Journal of Ancient Literature and Theory (Call for papers)

Deadline: October 31, 2022

eisodos is a journal for students and doctoral candidates focusing on the interpretation of ancient (especially Greek and Roman) literature and the comparison of theories. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit articles, reviews, and theater criticism. The deadline for submissions for the Spring 2023 issue is October 31, 2022.
Questions are welcome to the following email address: herausgeber@eisodos.org. For more information, click here.



ENLIGHT R&I Prize

Deadline: October 1, 2022

The ENLIGHT network awards travel and mobility prizes to doctoral students and postdocs (up to 9 years after PhD) as well as the ENLIGHT R&I Prize for the best "Research and Innovation" projects and project preisals carried out by young scientists by different ENLIGHT partners in cooperation.
Detailed information on the concept, the selection criteria and the formal requirements can be found here.


Childcare during business trips and qualification measures (offered by the University's Family Service)

As members of the university, doctoral parents have the opportunity to receive financial support (max. 500 € per year) for childcare when they go on a business trip or participate in qualification measures. Travel and accommodation costs of the child and a caregiver can be subsidized. All doctoral students who are enrolled at the University of Göttingen are entitled to apply (not only doctoral students with employee status).

All information on how to apply and on the formal requirements can be found here. Further offers for childcare (e.g. emergency care or vacation care) can also be found on the pages of the Family Service.


Scientific events for young researchers (research ateliers, summer schools).
Application deadline: October 15, 2022


The Franco-German University of Applied Sciences (DFH) supports events for young researchers (doctoral students or postdocs) with a duration of 2 days to a maximum of 4 weeks within the framework of the networking of researchers and the intensification of the Franco-German scientific dialogue. The call is aimed at German and French universities as well as non-university research institutions and is open to all disciplines. Die Einbeziehung eines Drittlandes wird begrüßt.

Further information and the application forms can be found here.