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10 Positions for Early-Stage Researchers, Germany


We currently invite applications to our new PhD program BIGSSS-departs (doctoral education in partnerships)! Please find more information below and on the following pages.

About the Program

  • BIGSSS-departs is part of the EU COFUND scheme funded by the European Commission under the Framework for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020.
  • It is a structured 42-month PhD program in the social sciences, including a mandatory six-month stay abroad at one of our BIGSSS-departs partner institutions.
  • Accepted applicants receive a time-limited work contract (42 months), with no possibility for extension in the program context. Funds for additional research and travel costs will be available.
  • Program start: February 1, 2017
  • The language of instruction is English.

Application Requirements

  • Applicants should show strong academic abilities and a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in political science, sociology, psychology, or a related social science discipline
  • Applicants must apply with a freely chosen dissertation project which fits into one of BIGSSS' three thematic fields.
  • Applicants have to include a "Statement of Fit" between their dissertation proposal and faculty members they have identified as potential supervisors (list of recent research areas and supervisors)
  • Due to EU COFUND regulations, applicants must be in the first four years of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree
  • Due to EU COFUND regulations, applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Germany for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the date of their application. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

General Information on Application Procedures

Further Information

Application Deadline : 15 September 2016

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