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GIGA Doctoral Fellowships in Germany Scholarships

Open Positions up to 6
Time Span 01 Oct 2015 for 3 years
Application Deadline 15 Jul 2015
Financing no
Type of Position
  • PhD – Doctoral Programme
Field of Research
  • Law, Economics, and Social Sciences
Subjects political science/international relations, economics, history or a related discipline
Description The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien invites

Prospective Doctoral Students

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to apply to the GIGA Doctoral Programme and join from October 2015 onwards one of GIGA‡s regional institutes (Africa, Asia, Latin America and Middle East) and one of GIGA‡s four research programmes:
– RP 1: Legitimacy and Efficiency of Political Systems,
– RP 2: Violence and Security,
– RP 3: Socio-Economic Development in the Context of Globalisation,
– RP 4: Power, Norms and Governance in International Relations.

Successful candidates will benefit from individual supervision of their research project and will be fully integrated into a structured doctoral programme at one of Europe‡s leading research institutes for area and comparative area studies. Within an interdisciplinary and international research atmosphere, they will actively participate in GIGA‡s research programmes and teams and have free access to the institute‡s infrastructure (office space with internet access, archives and libraries). Additionally, the successful candidates will have the opportunity to attend regular method courses, as well as soft skills seminars (all ECTS creditable).

This particular call is addressed to outstanding students who are either already funded by an external institution or applied for external funding.

Please send your complete application by July 15, 2015 (Ref.-No. GIGA-15-02), with the relevant supporting documentation (GIGA DP application form incl. name and contact details of two reference persons, letter of motivation, CV, simple copies of degrees and academic transcripts (BA, Diploma, MA), proof of English language skills, MA thesis or two pieces of scholarly work, a research proposal of 2000 words max., and proof of funding) to:
Gabriele Tetzlaff, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Email: [email protected] (E-Mail applications are particularly welcome. Please check the size of your email. If it exceeds a maximum of 10 MB split your electronic application)

Requirements – An excellent grade point average and a final degree (masters or equivalent) in political science/international relations, economics, history or a related discipline.
– A high-quality project proposal that fits with GIGA‡s research programmes. Priority will be given to those projects with a cross-regional or a comparative area studies focus.
– Strong command of the English language (German is not a prerequisite).
Working Language
  • English
Language of Dissertation
  • English
  • German
Required Documents
  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Research Proposal
  • Others : GIGA DP application form incl. name and contact details of two reference persons; proof of English language skills; MA thesis or two pieces of scholarly work; proof of funding
More Information http://www.giga-hamburg.de/en/dp/application/fellow