Mewburn, I. 2011, ‘Troubling talk: assembling the PhD candidate’ , Studies In Continuing Education , vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 321-332. (impact factor )
meist Montag immer nach telefonischer Anmeldung unter 02738-2400-Klappe 30 oder 39 ( nur zur Ordinationszeiten) oder 0680-1224669 E-mail: @
Professor U. Benjamin Kaupp, member of BIF’s Board of Trustees that selects the PhD fellowship holders, has distilled his experience with applications and peer review selection processes into this brief, practical guide to writing a research proposal for a fellowship application.
In Germany, the national government funded the universities and the research programs of the leading professors. It was impossible for professors who were not approved by Berlin to train graduate students . In the United States, by contrast, private universities and state universities alike were independent of the federal government. Independence was high, but funding was low. The breakthrough came from private foundations, which began regularly supporting research in science and history; large corporations sometimes supported engineering programs. The postdoctoral fellowship was established by the Rockefeller Foundation in 1919. Meanwhile, the leading universities, in cooperation with the learned societies, set up a network of scholarly journals. " Publish or perish " became the formula for faculty advancement in the research universities. After World War II, state universities across the country expanded greatly in undergraduate enrollment, and eagerly added research programs leading to masters or doctorate degrees. Their graduate faculties had to have a suitable record of publication and research grants. Late in the 20th century, "publish or perish" became increasingly important in colleges and smaller universities. 
Writing for an Audience Who is your audience?
Remember, ideas are useless inside your mind – they need to be on paper and explained well so others (particularly your thesis committee) can understand them. Most of this writing will not make it into your final draft, but it will help you to create new ideas.