News from Sep 21, 2018
The JFKI’s Graduate School of North American Studies (GSNAS) has been funded by the German Research Foundation as part of the Excellence Initiative since 2006. Following the Excellence Initiative, Freie Universität Berlin has pledged to sustain the School as one of its most successful Ph.D. programs and most internationally visible research institutions. In its academic framework, the Graduate School is dedicated to a comprehensive interdisciplinary analysis of North American societies from the early modern era to the present. Between 2019 and 2024, the GSNAS’s Research Focus will be on changing notions of “democracy” in North America.
GSNAS admits up to ten doctoral candidates per year who pursue a doctoral project in the field of North American Studies (i.e. the dissertation has to relate to the U.S. and/or Canada) in one of the six disciplines represented at the John F. Kennedy Institute (culture, economics, history, literature, political science, sociology).
Applications for our six doctoral grants and additional doctoral memberships (Promotionsplätze) in the academic year 2019 can be submitted via our application platform, deadline is November 30, 2018. You will find a list of all necessary application documents and the URL of the application platform here. Interviews with shortlisted doctoral candidates will be held after the internal review process, for the upcoming interview dates please see "Selection Procedure". Admission to the program starts in October 2019 (German fall term).
Doctoral grants are awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Academic Exchange Service's (DAAD) Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP).
Please find more information about the application procedure on the website ot the GSNAS.