Princeton's German Department is a founding member of the Ph.D. Net established at the Humboldt-Universität, Berlin with the support of the German Academic Exchange Service.
The PhD-Net “Das Wissen der Literatur” is a binational doctoral program and part of the Humboldt Graduate School. Beginning with the winter semester 2008 / 2009, the network will offer graduate students a common research and work environment as well as the possibility of a thematically-centered teaching and advising program. The network includes the Departments of German at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Harvard University, Princeton University, and the University of California, Berkeley.
Graduate students in the Ph.D. Net study for one or two semesters at a partner university and are co-advised by faculty members at the Humboldt and the home university. Visiting students are provided with coverage under the Student Health Plan. The thematic focus on the question of the relationship between knowledge and literature engages recent theoretical discussions in the literary disciplines and serves as the basis for the exchange of graduate students as well as the supervision of dissertation projects by internationally acclaimed scholars. The intensive cooperation between the partner institutions serves the consolidation of transatlantic cooperation.
Applicants are required to submit the following:
- Completed Application
- Proposed Research Statement
- Resume or Curriculum vitae
- Transcripts of Courses
- Letter of Recommendation from home school advisor
For further information, please consult the Network web site: