The Graduate School of North American Studies, funded by the German Research Foundation within the framework of the German Excellence Initiative, invites applications for 11 doctoral grants for the academic year 2010/2011. The application period is now open for university graduates (M.A. or the equivalent) interested in pursuing a doctorate with an emphasis in North American Studies. The grants are designed to cover the duration of the doctoral program of three years. Continued funding past the first award year is based upon good progress toward completion of the doctoral degree. Scholarships amount to ca. 1,500 euros per month. The application deadline is January 31, 2010.
The researchers at the Graduate School of North American Studies are dedicated to a comprehensive analysis of the social, economic, and cultural changes facing the United States and Canada at the beginning of the 21st century. The graduate program focuses on domestic and foreign policy, the economy, social relations and multi-ethnicity, as well as media, arts, literature, culture, and religion in North America. The language of instruction is English.