Two PhD Fellowships: DFG Research Training, DAAD 1384 views

Two PhD Fellowships at the DFG Research Training Group: The interdisciplinary and inter-faculty DFG Research Training Group 1681/2: Privacy and Digitisation, co-embedded at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the Faculty of Law of the University of Passau, in co-operation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), invites applications for two scholarships for international doctoral candidates

Fellowship: €1,000 per month

Starting Date:  1 April 2018.

Duration and Funding:

  1. The three-year funding line is provided by the DAAD.
  2. In addition to the stipend, the scholarship holders will be awarded a fixed sum for travel
    expenses, health, accident and liability insurance
  3. Contribution towards their research expenses.

Research Training Group (RTG)

The doctoral program focuses on the privacy-related aspects of digitalisation and thus engages in a highly topical and politically relevant theme of outstanding social and academic importance. The aim of the doctoral programme is to assess the significance of privacy under the conditions of digitalisation and increasing informational heteronomy and to evaluatehe existing privacy concepts in this context.

Research areas: Examples of potential thesis topics from the various subject areas:

  1. Commercial exploitation and mobility of privacy on the internet / effective protection of personal profiles and customer data
  2. Data privacy in contrasting legal cultures
  3. Opportunities and risks posed by Big Data
  4. Autonomy and automation: self-determination in human-machine interaction
  5. Educational and social approaches to imparting private data literacy
  6. Public displays of privacy and their reception: an intercultural comparison
  7. Linguistic properties of self-portrayal in chat rooms and internet platforms
  8. How society changes as a result of observation / new models of governmentality in the Digital Age
  9. Types of self-determination in different political systems (democracy versus dictatorship)

Eligibility criteria

  1. Open for German and international graduates whose academic profile and outstanding interdisciplinary research proposal sets them apart from the rest;
  2. The proposal must be feasible within the funding period and promise excellent research results.
  3. The successful candidates will have an above-average master’s degree that formally qualifies them for doctoral study

Application Procedure: Please send your application by 4 September 2017 (postmark) to: Professor Hans Krah University of Passau DFG-Graduiertenkolleg by e-mail (

—————Quick Overview————-
Organization Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG),

University of Passau, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Fellowship Level PhD
Country Germany
Subject areas Arts, Humanities, Law
Fellowship amount €1,000 per month
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 4 September 2017



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