Posted by: nucleargal | December 22, 2010

PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships at Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences

The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)
invites applications to its Ph.D. and postdoctoral programs.

BIGSSS is an inter-university institute of the University of Bremen and Jacobs
University and is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. The
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 is part of an
international network of highly acknowledged graduate programs. It
supports its doctoral and postdoctoral fellows in achieving early
scientific independence and provides funds for the conduct,
presentation, and publishing of their research. The language of
instruction is English.

Successful applicants for the Ph.D. and Preparatory Fellowships will
pursue a topic in one or more of BIGSSS’ five Thematic Fields:
– Global Integration
– Integration and Diversity in the New Europe
– Social Integration and the Welfare State
– Attitude Formation, Value Change, and Intercultural Communication
– Life-Course and Lifespan Dynamics.

15 Ph.D. Stipends/Fellowships
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 law, economics, or other social science
disciplines are also welcome. We offer Ph.D. stipends of € 1250/month
for 36 months, contingent on successful completion of each year.

2 Preparatory Fellowships for BA Graduates
Additionally BIGSSS offers 2 stipends of € 850/month for particularly
talented BA graduates. After fulfilling some course requirements and
having their proposals accepted within the first year, candidates can
switch into the regular three year program.

2 Postdoctoral Stipends/Fellowships
We seek candidates pursuing English-language publication projects based
either on their dissertations (by making findings available to an
international audience through a book or journal article) or new
research. Postdoctoral stipends of € 1750/month may run for between 6
and 24 months. The competition is open to candidates who have received a
doctorate in political science, sociology, psychology, law, economics or
other social science disciplines within the last 3 years and to those
who can be expected to finish prior to commencing their postdoctoral stay.

More information as well as lists of required application materials can
be found at For additional inquiries, please check
the online FAQ and feel free to contact our admissions officer at

Ph.D. fellowships will start September 1, 2011, Postdoctoral fellows may
plan their stays to begin later. 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.
Applicants with disabilities who are equally qualified will be favored.
Applications must be submitted online under “Admissions” at until March 15, 2011.


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