Bremen Germany International Graduate School of Social Sciences Scholarships

BIGSSS Fellowships

Course(s) Offered: Social sciences, related fields
Course Level: Graduate (PreDoc, PhD, PostDoc)
Provider: BIGSSS
Country to Study in: Germany

Scholarship Description
The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) offers Predoctoral, Ph.D. and Post-doctoral Fellowships.

In 2016, BIGSSS has no vacant positions for Predoctoral and Post-doctoral Fellows. BIGSSS invites applications to its Ph.D. program.

The BIGSSS PhD 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 supports doctoral 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 seeks candidates with strong academic abilities and a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in political science, sociology, or psychology. Applicants with a degree in related social science disciplines are also welcome.

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. Disabled persons will be given preferential treatment in case of otherwise equal qualification.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries (EXCEPT German)

Participating Institutions
Universit├Ąt Bremen (University of Bremen), AND
Jacobs University Bremen

Fields of study
Successful applicants for the Ph.D. fellowships 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 Contexts
Number of awards
Five (5) scholarships will be awarded

Sponsorship duration
For the Ph.D. Fellowship Program, stipends are for 36 months period. Annual renewal of award is dependent on successful completion of each year.

Scholarship benefits
For the Ph.D. Fellowship Program, stipends of €1300/month are paid to all accepted fellows, contingent on successful completion of each year.

To support its Ph.D. fellows in achieving early scientific independence, it also provides funds for conducting, presenting and publishing research. There is no separate funding application, because all admitted applicants receive a stipend.

Method of Application
Applications must be submitted online under “Admissions” at until the deadline date.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship.

The application period for the Fall 2016 semester began on November 15th 2015. The deadline is February 15th 2016 and refers to the date of receipt of the application.

BIGSSS is an inter-university institute of the University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen and is funded by the German Excellence Initiative.

BIGSSS is part of an international network of highly acknowledged graduate programs.

Application Deadline: 15 February 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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