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Awards for Three Graduate Schools

Einstein Foundation Berlin Gave Awards to Three Doctoral Programs at Freie Universität Berlin

№ 009/2018 from Jan 18, 2018

The Einstein Foundation Berlin has presented awards for three doctoral programs in Berlin. Two of them are based at Freie Universität Berlin, and Freie Universität is a co-organizer of the third. According to the Foundation, the best three doctoral programs in Berlin are the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, the Graduate School of North American Studies, and Berlin Mathematical School. On Thursday they were presented with the Einstein Award for Doctoral Programmes. The three programs will receive a total of around one million euros over the next three years. The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, which is organized by Freie Universität in cooperation with Humboldt-Universität, will receive 150,000 euros annually for three years, the Graduate School of North American Studies will receive 100,000 euros annually over three years, and Berlin Mathematical School, which is organized jointly by Freie Universität, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin, will receive 75,000 euros annually over a three-year period. The awards were presented on January 18, 2018, during the annual New Year's reception of the Einstein Foundation in the Altes Stadthaus in Berlin.

The Einstein Award for Doctoral Programmes (EDP) honors particularly well-structured doctoral programs at Berlin’s universities and Charité Medical School Berlin. The purpose of the award is to furnish the doctoral programs with new financial leeway to promote junior researchers and further their structural development. At the same time, the awards are also designed to enhance the appeal and international visibility of doctoral studies in Berlin. The award money can be used for scholarships, doctoral and postdoctoral positions, professional leave for professors to work on the graduate program, travel, hosting visiting scholars, etc. During the three-year period of funding, the graduate schools are designated as Einstein Doctoral Programmes.

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