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10 Doctoral Grants at the Graduate School of North American Studies

News from Oct 27, 2011

The Graduate School of the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies invites applications for the academic year 2012/2013. The doctoral program is interdisciplinary in its approach and focuses on those social transformations impacting the United States and Canada at the beginning of the 21st century. Areas of emphasis include domestic and foreign policy, economic development, ethnic identity and relations, as well as recent transformations in media, art, culture, and religion. Applicants interested in pursuing a doctorate with an emphasis in North American Studies must have a completed degree (M.A.or equivalent) with above average marks in one of the following disciplines:

• American Cultural Studies

• American Literature

• History

• Political Science

• Sociology

• Economics

Scholarships amount to ca. 1.500 €. It is also possible to apply for admission to the program independently from applying for a stipend. All application materials (completed application form, statement of purpose of 3 pages, outline of the dissertation project of 8 – 10 pages, curriculum vitae, two recent letters of reference, copies of earned degrees, proof of language skills, and writing sample) must be received by January 31, 2012.

Freie Universität Berlin

John F. Kennedy Institute

Graduate School of North American Studies

Dr. Katja Mertin, Managing Director

Lansstrasse 5-9

14195 Berlin, Germany


For further information on application requirements and the graduate program, and for the application form, please see Please address all inquiries to our Program Assistant: