Conditions of Application and Procedure
The International Winter School is open to postdoctoral researchers (within 7 years of
completion) and advanced doctoral students from the field of language studies, history
and cultural studies, whose philological work promotes an inter-Asian perspective.
Particular preference will be given to applicants whose proposals exemplify a conscious
dovetailing of comparativist methodology and historiographical ref lection. Before
submitting an application, interested applicants are strongly advised to visit the
Zukunftsphilologie website (www.zukunftsphilologie.de) for a description of the project
and a list of previous events, including a report of the Cairo Winter School.
Participants receive a stipend covering travel and accommodation. They will be expected
to give at least one presentation of their research, actively participate in discussion
groups and seminars, and assist in chairing sessions. In order to create common
intellectual ground and to ensure fruitful conversations, participants will receive a
collection of preparatory essential readings in the form of an online reader, which they
will be required to read carefully prior to their arrival in Delhi. These readings will be
discussed extensively during the Winter School. Unlike similar events where the burden
is on a team of tutors, the ultimate success of the Delhi Winter School however depends
to a great extent on the engagement and contribution of all its participating members.
The researchers' work should be clearly relevant to the themes of the Winter School. The
working language is English.
The application should be sent by e-mail as one pdf file or in one word document.
The application should be submitted in English and should be received
The application should consist of:
— A research expose of no more than 5 pages, which includes an outline of your
project, and states clearly why you think this Winter School is pertinent to
your research, with a brief summary thereof (max. 200 words).
— ‘relevant readings’, Please provide citation of one or two academic articles
or works you find relevant to the overall themes and objectives of the winter
school and would propose discussing at the Winter School.
— Curriculum vitae plus a short biography (max. 150 words).
— The names of two university faculty members who can serve as referees (no
letters of recommendation required)
— While we do not require official proof of English f luency, applicants whose
native tongue is not English will be expected to have a strong command of the