International PhD Fellowships at BIGSSS in Germany, 2014

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Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences is offering PhD fellowships for international students in Germany. BIGSSS welcomes and promotes diversity and ensures equal opportunity and inclusion for all of its members regardless of ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and age or (dis-) ability. BIGSSS offers 15 PhD stipends of 1300 Euros/month for 36 months, contingent on successful completion of each year. To support its PhD fellows in achieving early scientific independence, it also provides funds for conducting, presenting and publishing research. Application deadline is February 15, 2014.

Study Subject(s): Successful applicants for will pursue a topic in one of BIGSSS’ three Thematic Fields: Global Governance and Regional Integration, Welfare State, Inequality and Quality of Life and in the field Changing Lives in Changing Socio-Cultural Contexts.
Course Level: 
Fellowships are available for pursuing PhD program at BIGSSS.
Scholarship Provider: Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility: -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 (including related degree programs in European Studies or International Relations), Sociology, Psychology, 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. Please refer to Predoctoral Fellowships to find out more about the program.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for the fellowships.

Scholarship Description: Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites applications to its Ph.D. program. The program will commence on September 1st, 2014. BIGSSS offers 15 Ph.D. stipends of 1300 Euros/month for 36 months, 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.

Number of award(s): 15 PhD fellowships are offered.

Duration of award(s): Fellowship is offered for 36 months, contingent on successful completion of each year.

What does it cover? BIGSSS offers 15 PhD stipends of 1300 Euros/month for 36 months, contingent on successful completion of each year. To support its PhD 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.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Applicants will be notified if they have been shortlisted by late April.

How to Apply: You can submit your application for a BIGSSS Fellowship electronically via online admissions system.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application period for the fall 2014 semester will begin on November 15, 2013 and go until February 15, 2014.

Note: Application will open on November 15, 2013.

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