February 10, 2011

10 Doctoral Scholarships, The Research Training Group “Transnational Social Support”, Germany

PhD Scholarships Progrrame in University of Hildesheim Foundation and Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz in Germany

Study Subject: Social Work, Education,Social Sciences
Employer: University of Hildesheim Foundation,Johannes Gutenberg University
Level: PhD

Scholarship Description:
The Research Training Group (RTG) is located at the University of Hildesheim Foundation (Faculty of Education and Social Sciences) and the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz (Institute of Social Work and Education), both Germany. It pursues the theoretical and empirical study of transnational structures and processes of social support, which is analyzed in the field of transmigration and in the context of transnational organizations within three research areas.

The research area “Transnational Family Care” focuses on analyzing the transnationalisation of family relationships with respect to assistance, nursing, and care. The research area Transnational Networks addresses forms and processes of social support developed by transnational communities and migrant transnational organization. The research area Transnational Professional Support focuses on transnational challenges faced by local social services and will study professional concepts of social support in the context of transnational organization.

Applicants for a doctoral scholarship need to have a university degree (MA) in Social Work, Education, Social Sciences, Law or Psychology and to have an exceptional track record of academic accomplishment. Applicants need to be familiar with the subject matter of the RTG, possess relevant knowledge of empirical social research, and have foreign language skills. International experience is desirable.

The University of Hildesheim and the University of Mainz recognise a need for an increased proportion of women in research and teaching. In the case of equally qualified candidates, women will be given preference over men. In the case of equally qualified candidates, those with a disability will be given preference.

Scholarship Application Deadline: March 10, 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

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