Many relevant forms, fact sheets, and guidelines for doctoral students can be found on the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences website, including the comprehensive and useful Guideline Doctorate.

The following are the fact sheets that are specific to the Doctoral Program in Literary Studies, many of which are only available in German:

Doctoral Program

Financial support by the Doctoral Program

The Doctoral Program in Literary Studies may grant its members contributions to attend conferences, undertake research trips, or organize their own conferences and workshops. Before applying, please also check for funding opportunities from the University and private foundations.

  • Guidelines for the application for funding and organization of an event (e.g. conference, workshop, guest lecture)
  • Form for reimbursement of expenses of DPL members without employment at the university. Accessible from the university network or via VPN. Follow these instructions.
  • Form for the reimbursement of expenses of DPL members with employment at the university
  • Transfer voucher for reimbursement of unused contributions from another university account, e.g., for DPL funds for a conference that were not used. Accessible from the university network or via VPN.

Start-up grants

The announcements for the current round of start-up fellowships (starting October 1, 2022).

Bylaws

Other useful documents

Contact

Doctoral Program in Literary Studies

Dr. Dr. Christian Hänggi
University of Basel
English Department, Office 21a
Nadelberg 6
4051 Basel

E-mail: dok-lit@clutterunibas.ch

Frequently asked questions

Can I apply for funding to buy books or movies?

No. Contact your library for this.

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Can the Doctoral Program in Literary Studies cover the cost of my language course?

Upon request, the Doctoral Program in Literary Studies may cover 50% of the costs of language courses in German and English offered by the Language Center of the University of Basel. As a rule, a language course for doctoral students costs CHF 243.

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Does the doctoral program cover printing cost subsidies for the publication of my dissertation?

No. Opportunities for printing subsidies are listed here.

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What are the rules for choosing a means of transportation for a conference trip?

Upon request, the Doctoral Program in Literary Studies may cover the cost of a trip to a conference or an archive by public transportation. We ask that applicants book travel early to take advantage of savings offers.

As a general rule, the Doctoral Program will only cover the cost of air travel if the trip by train takes 8 hours or more.

In rare cases, a destination may be poorly served, and traveling by private vehicle may save a lot of time. In these cases, the Doctoral Program may pay a subsidy toward the trip; however, it will only cover the cost of a comparable trip by public transportation. The Doctoral Program does not pay for rental cars and mileage allowances.

The University of Basel is committed to reducing its CO2 emissions. On the topic of air travel, we recommend reading this website.

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Doctoral Program in Literary Studies | University of Basel | Dr. Dr. Christian Hänggi | Nadelberg 6 | 4051 Basel dpl.dslw.unibas.chdok-lit@clutterunibas.ch