Call for Applications: DFG Research Training Group GRK 2833 „East Asian Futures“ (EAF)

The Research Training Group RTG 2833 “East Asian Futures” will start at the Faculty of East Asian Studies (OAW), Ruhr-University Bochum in October 2023! It was funded together with the Institute of East Asian Studies  (IN-EAST)  at the University of Duisburg-Essen. 

The spokesperson of the RTG is Prof. Dr. Christine Moll-Murata (OAW).

The DFG Research Training Group RTG 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.

Deadline for applications: 31 March 2023.
Start of the programme: 1 October 2023.

The interdisciplinary Research Training Group RTG 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 and

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Please upload your application as explained under onto the application platform. Please do not send applications via email or mail.