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Docotral Grants Program of North American Studies - GSNAS

News from Dec 20, 2016

The Graduate School of North American Studies

at Freie Universität Berlin invites applications for up to

10 Doctoral Grants

starting October 1, 2017

The Graduate School of the John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies invites applications for the academic year 2017/2018. The School's program is dedicated to the comprehensive study of the United States and Canada. Its unique interdisciplinary approach bridges the humanities and social sciences.  The language of instruction is English.

Applicants interested in pursuing a doctoral research project related to North American Studies must have a completed degree (Master’s or equivalent) with above average marks. The program is open to candidates with a degree in American Cultural Studies, American Literature, History, Political Science, Sociology, and Economics or a related discipline. Candidates are expected to submit an outline of their doctoral research project as part of their application. 

Doctoral grants are awarded for a maximum of three years. Continued funding is dependent on the candidate’s performance and positive annual evaluations of his/her work. Candidates with children are eligible for a fourth year of funding and a child allowance according to DFG regulations.

Doctoral scholarships amount up to 1,500 € per month. 

Applications must be submitted electronically no later than January 31, 2017.

 The online application form and further details can be accessed at:


More information: here

Program Flyer: here