Wednesday, January 14, 2015

BIGSSS Predoctoral Fellowship Program





The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites applications to its Predoctoral Fellowship program.

The program is designed for particularly talented BA and BSc students who wish to proceed straight into their PhD, and who have a background in the social sciences or humanities and/or those who have a preliminary social-scientific research idea in mind.


Successful applicants for the Ph.D. and Predoctoral fellowships will pursue a topic in one of BIGSSS' three Thematic Fields.

In each of BIGSSS' three Thematic Fields “Changing Patterns of Social and Political Integration“ is being examined from a particular perspective. The Thematic Fields are:
  • Thematic Field A: Global Governance and Regional Integration
  • Thematic Field B: Welfare State, Inequality and Quality of Life
  • Thematic Field C: Changing Lives in Changing Socio-Cultural 

The program will commence on September 1st, 2015.
All fellows are expected to choose Bremen as their place of residence.

Financial Support:
BIGSSS offers 2 Predoctoral Fellowships of 800 Euros/month for 12 month for excellent BA and BSc graduates. After fulfilling some course requirements and having their proposals accepted within the first year, candidates can switch into the regular three year PhD program.

Application Deadline:
The application period for the Fall 2015 semester will begin on November 15th, 2014 and go until February 15th, 2015. The deadline refers to the date of receipt of the application. All letters of recommendation must also reach BIGSSS by February15th, 2015.





For further details and application please visit the BIGSSS Predoctoral Fellowship Program page. 

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