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PhD Studentships at the JFK Institute, Berlin

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PhD Studentships at the JFK Institute, Berlin

January 31, 2016

The Graduate School of North American Studies invites applications for 10 Doctoral Grants starting October 1, 2016.

The School’s program is interdisciplinary in its approach and focuses on the social, economic and cultural changes impacting the United States and Canada at the beginning of the 21st century. Special attention is given to the crisis-prone transformations running through American society today. Areas of emphasis include domestic and foreign policy, economic development, ethnic identity and relations, as well as recent transformations in media, art, literature, culture, and religion. The language of instruction is English.

Applicants interested in pursuing a doctoral project with an emphasis in North American Studies must have a completed degree (Master’s or the equivalent) with above average marks in one of the following disciplines or closely related academic programs: American Cultural Studies, American Literature, History, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, and are expected to submit an outline of their doctoral research project.

Doctoral grants are awarded for a maximum of three years; candidates with children receive a fourth year of funding. Continued funding is dependent on the candidate’s performance and positive annual evaluations of his /her work.

Doctoral scholarships amount to 1,500 € per month.

Electronic applications in one pdf-file  (maximum 5 MB) and the reference code GSNAS_PhD_2016 should be sent to the attention of Dr. David Bosold at application@gsnas.fu-berlin.de no later than January 31, 2016.

The application form and all relevant details can be accessed at

Please address all inquiries to the attention of Gabi Bodmeier at office@gsnas.fu-berlin.de


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