The program is organized by teachers from the subjects of history, sociology, philosophy, mechanical engineering, computer science, sports science and the planning sciences. It focuses on the relationship between technology and space at present, in history, and in a possible future. It has four thematic foci:

– The Persistence and Routinization of Daily Life in Technical Surroundings

– The Formation and Limitations of Action in Spatial-Technological Settings

– The Planning and Design of Technologies in Spatial Contexts

– The Modeling and Simulation of Spatial Relations by Technological Means

The program (GRK 1343) is primarily financed by the German Research Council (DFG); see<>.

Monthly stipends (bursaries) range between 1,468 and 1,570 euros (parents receive additional child allowances). There are no tax reductions; however, fellows have to finance their own health insurance.

The visiting fellowships are offered to graduate candidates or recent PhDs interested in intensifying their own work on the relationship between technology and space during a three-month stay in Darmstadt. Applicants are asked to indicate in what way they expect to profit from intensified contacts with our graduate program.

Applications are only accepted in electronic form. They should include (1) a CV, (2) copies of academic diplomas (containing details of language skills), (3) a short description (max. 5 pages) of the planned doctoral dissertation, and (4) the names and addresses of two university professors who are willing to act as reference persons (please merge the documents into one single file, max. 6 MB in PDF format). Please send your application no later than November 15, 2013 to<>. Please make sure that it includes a personally formulated explanation why you are particularly interested in the topic of the program and to which thematic focus your research will, in the first instance, contribute. Applicants are asked to indicate which months they want to spend in Darmstadt.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact one of the directors: Petra Gehring (<>) or Mikael H rd (<>).

More information about the research and teaching program of the post-graduate college / graduate school may be found under

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