BIGSSS invites applications for its International 42 month PhD program starting September 2017 in Bremen Germany. Deadline for applications January 31, 2017
The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences invites applications for its PhD program BIGSSS-departs (doctoral education in partnerships). It is part of the COFUND scheme funded by the European Commission under the Framework for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020. BIGSSS is an international Social Science inter-university graduate school, located at the University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. The contracts are time-limited 42 months
BIGSSS-departs provides close supervision of dissertation work in a demand-tailored education and research environment. It supports doctoral fellows in achieving early scientific independence, and provides funds for conducting, presenting, and publishing their research. The language of instruction is English. Successful applicants will pursue a topic in one of BIGSSS’ research areas that are organized in three thematic fields:
Global Governance and Regional Integration
Welfare State, Inequality, and Quality of Life
Changing Lives in Changing Socio-Cultural Contexts
For the stay abroad, BIGSSS has established a network of prestigious international social science partner organizations (Duke University, Manipal University, Moscow Higher School of Economics, Institut d’études politiques de Paris/Sciences Po, Taras Shevchenko University, Universitá degli studi di Milano, University of Edinburgh, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Edna Pasher PhD & Associates).