The LUF-scholarship-programme is an Indonesia-based extension of Cosmopolis funded by the Leiden University Fund (LUF) and coordinated by the Institute for History at Leiden University, and the History Department and the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS) at Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta.
The LUF-scholarship-programme is an Indonesia-based extension of Cosmopolis funded by the Leiden University Fund (LUF) and coordinated by the Institute for History at Leiden University, and the History Department and the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS) at Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta. It involves three-year scholarships for PhD-research in Indonesia, running from September 2012 to September 2015. The scholarship will cover travel-costs, living-costs in Indonesia and living-cost during term visit in the Netherlands. All PhD-students will investigate various aspects in connection with the overall theme: The Making of Religious Traditions in Indonesia: History and Heritage in Global Perspective (1600-1940). PhD students will be based at the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS) of the Graduate School and History Department Faculty of Cultural Sciences at Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta. Their research will result in a joint PhD-degree of Leiden University and University Gadjah Mada.
The President of the Universitas Gadjah Mada visited Leiden on 26 March 2014. On this occasion, the Yogyakarta-Leiden Joint Doctorate Program in History was officially signed by the Presidents of both universities. The signing took place in the Academy Building.
Although the PhD-fellows will make at least one long-term visit to Leiden University (at least one term for additional training, research and supervision at the Institute of History), the day-to-day supervision of the PhD-students will be provided by staff from the UGM under the leadership of professor Bambang Purwanto. Prof. dr. Purwanto currently occupies the Leiden Chair for the History of Dutch-Indonesian Relations. He will be assisted by staff from other Indonesian or Southeast Asian universities as well as by visiting staff from Leiden University.
The first two PhD Candidates have started in Yogyakarta in the academic year of 2013-2014. For the year 2014-2015 applications are invited for two additional candidates.
We invite talented MA graduates in all relevant disciplines of the humanities as well as law, sociology and anthropology to apply. Language capabilities form an important criterion for selection. All researchers will be expected and enabled to make research visits to relevant archives and libraries in Indonesia and the Netherlands.
For your application we require:
(a) a full CV (including transcripts and certified copies of your degrees and diploma’s)
(b) a letter of motivation
(c) a brief proposal (600-800 words, not counting lists of relevant source materials) which provides a first outline of key research questions and relevant source materials. It should include a general reflection outlining how the proposal connects to the overall theme of the project (see pdf)
(d) a certified statement of proficiency in both written and spoken English from TOEFL, IELTS or another recognized authority in addition to a statement of level of proficiency from your local academic supervisor (the minimal requirement is IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 550/7.9)
(e) two letters of recommendation to be sent directly by email to the addresses mentioned below.
The application deadline of 1 April 2014 has now passed. New applications will not be considered.