10 Doctoral Grants & 2 Postdoctoral Grants

Graduate School of North American Studies

Date Posted December 3, 2012

Graduate School of North American Studies invites applications for


10 Doctoral Grants


2 Postdoctoral Grants


The Graduate School of the John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies invites applications for the academic year 2013/2014. The School's program is interdisciplinary in its approach and focuses on the social, economic and cultural changes impacting the United States and Canada at the beginning of the 21st century. Special attention is given to the crisis-prone transformations running through American society today. Areas of emphasis include domestic and foreign policy, economic development, ethnic identity and relations, as well as recent transformations in media, art, literature, culture, and religion. The language of instruction is English.


Applicants interested in pursuing a doctoral or postdoctoral research project with an emphasis in North American Studies must have a completed degree (Master or the equivalent/Doctorate) with above average marks in one of the following disciplines or closely related academic programs: American Cultural Studies, American Literature, History, Political Science, Sociology, Economics. Grants are awarded for a maximum of three years for doctoral candidates and for two years for postdoctoral reseachers. Continued funding past the first year is based upon a positive annual evaluation of progress.


Doctoral scholarships amount to 1.500 € per month.


Postdoctoral stipends amount to 2.000 € per month.


It is also possible to apply for admission to the program independently from applying for a stipend. Guest students are welcome to stay for a period of up to one year. Guest students must be self-supporting.


All application materials must be sent by January 31, 2013 at the following address: 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 materials, for the application form and on the graduate program, please see www.gsnas.fu-berlin.de


Please address all inquiries to our Program Assistant: office@gsnas.fu-berlin.de