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International Research Training Group ‘Temporalities of Future’


Due to Christmas holidays of the Freie Universität Berlin, we won’t be able to answer any questions after December 20. There have been some issues regarding referees’ information. If your referees haven’t received an email from us, they may send their letters of recommendation to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before December 28, 2018. Please note that you must provide a language certificate for Spanish and English, unless you are a native speaker. You may send your application once you’ve filled in all the fields marked with a yellow triangle but you won’t be able to edit the text once you’ve submitted your application. If you have issues submitting your application, please inform us immediately by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please don’t send us your full application via email. Technical issues can only be solved after January 7, 2019. However, if you send us an email before December 31 informing us of a technical issue, the submission deadline will be extended automatically.

To apply for doctoral or postdoctoral positions please register first, using the ‘register’ link in the menu on the left hand side. You will receive an email with a confirmation link. After your account has been activated successfully, you can log in and complete your application form. You can log in at any time to work on your application, but be sure to submit it by clicking on ‘Submit Application’ before the deadline. Only submitted applications will be processed.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide the contact data of two referees who will send letters of reference on your behalf. As soon as you enter the email address of your referees in the application form, we will contact them automatically by email with the request to fill in the letter of reference form online. You will be able to check if the letters of reference have been submitted on your status tab.

Applications are only possible in English or Spanish. If you apply in English, please write your letter of motivation in Spanish. If you apply in Spanish, please write your letter of motivation in English. Your research proposal may also be written in German.

Please understand that we will only process applications submitted through this platform. Applications sent by email or post cannot be considered.

All uploaded certificates must be recognizable as legally attested copies.

The deadline for the application is December 31, 2018. Both your application and the letters of reference must be submitted electronically by this date. You can check the status of your application any time using the status tab in your electronic application form (‘Edit Application’).

The selection process will take until March 2019. Please refrain from contacting us by phone or email in the meantime.

No legal entitlement shall be constituted by applying to the programme; reasons for rejection will not be disclosed.