Postgraduate research groups in the humanities and social sciences

For the second time since it was founded, the Gutenberg Council for Young Researchers (GYR) is funding groups of three to five doctoral candidates for at least two years in the field of humanities and social sciences. One of the main objectives of these so-called "mini-graduate schools" is to create sustainable structures for promoting young researchers in the humanities and social sciences in order to offer doctoral students the best possible framework conditions for working on their doctoral projects. Funding starts on April 1st, 2018.

In the application process 2017/2018, the following graduate schools were granted funding:

  • Simply complex! A multimodal and interdisciplinary approach to the study of linguistic complexity in simple language
  • Ethnographies of the self in the present. Optimizations – sacralizations – standardizations
  • Transnational social support for the elderly
  • Testimony. Epistemes of a medial and cultural practice

Postgraduate research groups in the humanities and social sciences
2015-2017

The Executive Committee of the Gutenberg Council for Young Researchers approved six "mini-graduate schools" in the humanities and social sciences in 2015.

Funding period: 2 years. At the beginning of 2017 the graduate schools were extended for another year.
 

Time Dimensions in the Foundation of Ethics
(Protestant Theology)

Main applicant: Prof. Dr. Ruben Zimmermann
Co-applicants: Prof. Dr. Friedrich Wilhelm Horn, PD Dr. Dorothea Erbele-Küster

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Integrated Education Research in Didactics and Educational Sciences
(Center for Educational and Higher Education Research, Educational Psychology, Didactics of Romance Languages, English and Biology)

Main applicant: Prof. Dr. Margarete lmhof
Co-applicants: Prof. Dr. Daniel Dreesmann, Prof. Dr. Oliver Meyer, Prof. Dr. Sylvia Thiele

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Materiality and Sociality in Culture and Society
(Institute of Sociology, SOCUM, Department of History, Institute of Art History and Musicology)

Main applicant: Prof. Dr. Herbert Kalthoff
Co-applicants: Prof. Dr. Jörg Rogge, Prof. Dr. Gregor Wedekind

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Living in Transitions. Young Adults between Continuity and Discontinuity in Education, Work, and Family
(Institute of Education, Institute of Sociology)

Main applicant: Prof. Dr. Heide von Felden
Co-applicants: Prof. Dr. Marina Hennig, Prof. Dr. Peter Preisendörfer, Prof. Dr. Stefan Weyers

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Dynamics of Workloads and Stress
(Department of Management and Economics, Business Psychology)

Main applicant: Prof. Dr. Christian Dormann
Co-applicants: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Verena Haun, Prof. Dr. Thomas Rigotti, Prof. Dr. Klaus Wälde

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Politics of Translation
(Translation Studies, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies)

Main applicant: Prof. Dr. Dilek Dizdar
Co-applicants: Prof. Dr. Andreas Gipper, Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Kelletat, Prof. Dr. Birgit Menzel, Prof. Dr. Michael Schreiber

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