PhD/Pre and PostDoc DegreeDeadline:
15 Feb 2015
Study in: Germany
Course starts September 2015Brief description:
The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites applications to its Ph.D. program. BIGSSS is an inter-university institute of the University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen and is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. The program provides close supervision of dissertation work within a demand-tailored education and research framework. Fellows are expected to choose Bremen as their place of residence. BIGSSS is part of an international network of highly acknowledged graduate programs. It supports its doctoral and postdoctoral fellows in achieving early scientific independence and provides funds for the conduct, presentation, and publishing of their research. The language of instruction is English.
BIGSSS offer scholarships for Pre-Doctoral, PhD and Post-Doctoral Degrees.Host Institution(s):
University of Bremen, Jacobs University BremenField(s) of study:
Successful applicants will pursue a topic in one of BIGSSS’ three Thematic Fields:
- Global Governance and Regional Integration
- Welfare State, Inequality, and Quality of Life
- Changing Lives in Changing Socio-Cultural ContextsNumber of Scholarships:
Not specifiedTarget group:
Non-German students are strongly encouraged to apply. BIGSSS strives to increase the share of women in the university and hence also strongly encourages women to apply. Applicants with disabilities who are equally qualified will be favored.Scholarship value/inclusions:
Pre-Doctoral: Stipend of € 800/month
PhD: Stipend of f € 1300/month for 36 months, contingent on successful completion of each year.
Post-Doctoral: Postdoctoral Positions are paid in line with TVL E13 and may be taken up for a period between 6 and 24 months.Eligibility:
Pre-Doctoral: BIGSSS seeks candidates with strong academic abilities and a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in political science, sociology, or psychology. Applicants with a degree in law, economics, or other social science disciplines are also welcome.
PhD: BIGSSS seeks candidates with strong academic abilities and a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in political science, sociology, or psychology. Applicants with a degree in law, economics, or other social science disciplines are also welcome.
PostDoctoral: The competition is open to candidates pursuing English-language publication projects based either on their dissertations or new research and those who have received a doctorate in political science, sociology, psychology, law, economics or other social science disciplines within the last 3 years and to those who have finished prior to commencing their postdoctoral stay.Application instructions:
Applications must be submitted online under “Admissions” at www.bigsss-bremen.de until 15 February 2015.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.Website:
Official Scholarship Website: http://www.bigsss-bremen.de/admissions.html