The research areas of this scholarship are: PhD fellowships are provided in three Thematic Fields A: Global Governance and Regional Integration, Thematic Field B: Welfare State, Inequality and Quality of Life, Thematic Field C: Changing Lives in Changing Socio-Cultural Contexts and Methods Center.
Who can apply to this scholarship? An excellent MA degree (or national equivalents like the German “Diplom” or “Magister”) in a discipline pertinent to at least one of BIGSSS three Thematic fields (see above), i.e. in Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, or related social science disciplines e.g. Law, Economics or Mass Communication. The degree must be completed by the end of July of the year of application, which means you may apply before having finished your MA degree.
· English proficiency as described in the application materials section below.
· Additionally BIGSSS offers 2 Preparatory Fellowships to particularly talented BA Graduates.
Benefits of the scholarship: Stipends of 1300 Euros/month for 36 months, contingent on successful completion of each year.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: The duration of award is 36 months.
Number of scholarships: BIGSSS offers 15 Ph.D. fellowships to the applicants.