The Graduate School of North American Studies
at Freie Universität Berlin invites applications
for the academic year 2018/2019
(starting date: October 1, 2018)
The School's program is dedicated to the comprehensive study of the United States and Canada. Its unique interdisciplinary approach bridges the humanities and social sciences. The language of instruction is English.
Applicants interested in pursuing a doctoral research project related to North American Studies must have a completed degree (Master’s or equivalent) with above average marks. The program is open to candidates with a degree in American Cultural Studies, American Literature, History, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, or a related discipline. Candidates are expected to submit a detailed outline (including timeline) of their doctoral research project as part of their application.
The Graduate School will award
Doctoral grants are awarded for a maximum of three years by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Annual funding is dependent on the candidate’s performance and positive yearly evaluations of his/her work. Doctoral scholarships amount up to 1,500 € per month.
Doctoral candidates with a fellowship/grant by a third party (e.g. a German or international foundation) are also strongly encouraged to apply. If admitted, they will be full members of the Graduate School, participate in its curriculum, and have access to all services offered by the Graduate School administration and the Dahlem Research School. In addition, they will receive a travel allowance of up to 2,000 EUR/ year. Their supervisor must be a principal investigator at the Graduate School of North American Studies.
Applications for doctoral grants and doctoral memberships must be submitted electronically no later than January 31, 2018.
The online application form and further details can be accessed at: