Call for Application: The DFG Research training group “East Asian Futures” Ruhr University Bochum and University of Duisburg-Essen

本院姐妹校德國魯爾波鴻大學與杜伊斯堡‧艾森大學共同主持跨領域研究計畫“East Asian Futures: Visions and Realizations on National, Transregional and Global Scales” 提供本年10月起在德國撰寫東亞研究相關博士論文獎助、或進行博士後研究機會!


A doctoral research training group on “East Asian Futures” was granted by the German Research Foundation. Since 1 February, we opened a Call for Applications for seven doctoral students and one postdoc (financed by DFG), and for further
doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships (travel grants for doctoral students and postdocs with their own funding).
Some basic information is below, and the details can be found on the project


The application procedures and the site for uploading applications is here:

Call for Application to interested young scholars who would like to do their doctoral studies in Germany and have an interest in the proposed research topics.

The DFG Research Training Group GRK 2833 „East Asian Futures“ (EAF) at Ruhr University Bochum and University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, solicits applications for its doctoral programme:
For doctoral researchers, seven DFG-funded positions (0.75 FTE) and six affiliated fellowships
For postdocs, one full DFG-funded position and three affiliated fellowships.

The application period starts on 1 February 2023. Deadline for applications: 31 March 2023. Start of the programme: 1 October 2023.

The interdisciplinary research training group GRK 2833 will investigate East Asian projections and conceptions of the future: how they emerged, on what premises they were based, and how they have been and continue to be applied to the
paradigmatic fields of (1) language, religion, and ideology, (2) self and society, (3) resources and technology, and (4) sovereignty and governance. The temporal focus is on the modern and contemporary periods.

The relevant fields of research are  Sinology/Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies and/or further disciplines with a strong focus on East Asia, such as Social Sciences (Political Science, Economics, Sociology), History, Religious Studies,
Linguistics, Literary Studies.

Further information on the research programme is given here:
For details on the application process and requirements, please refer to the EAF website at   


and feel free to contact us at
Please upload your application as explained under onto the application platform. Please do not send applications via email or mail.

Research Training Group GRK 2833 „East Asian Futures“ (EAF)
Ruhr University Bochum
Faculty of East Asian Studies
Universitätsstr. 134
44799 Bochum