The GCSC Supports You
As a PhD-Student
Our curriculum is tailored to support you in every phase of your PhD and you will find a wide range of courses and working groups covering cutting-edge research in culture studies. Also, we provide you with all the necessary information and forms on the road to your degree. Since writing a PhD is a demanding task on various levels, we offer individual coaching and assistance. Please contact Sonja Schillings (Team Graduate Studies) for any questions regarding your time as a Doctoral Member here at the GCSC.
As you commence your PhD, the GCSC highly recommends that you to register with the VG Wort (Verwertungsgesellschaft Wort), which offers funds for the initial publication of academic work – from single articles to dissertations. The GCSC has also consolidated a list of foundations that offer funding for the publication of PhDs. If you have questions regarding the VG Wort or financing the publication of your PhD, please contact Elizabeth Kovach.
As a Postdoc
The GCSC offers postdocs a holistic career development with both on-the-job qualifications and a tailored workshop programme. For more information, click HERE.
As a Researcher
Building networks and exchanging ideas with other scholars in your field is key to academic success. We at the GCSC support your integration into national and international academic communities by organizing numerous conferences, summer schools and master classes and by granting you funding for your own research and conference trips.
As a Teacher
Our teaching centre offers numerous workshops and counselling sessions that will help you design, teach and evaluate your courses.
In your Career
Our career service offers a variety of workshops that equip you with the skills necessary to enter your chosen career, be it within academia or in non-academic sectors.
In Combining Career and Family
We offer special support to PhD-Students facing the challenge of combining their academic career with parenthood.Furthermore we are actively pursuing a diverse and equal environment for our members, which is ensured by our equal opportunities representatives.