Admission to the BGHS degree programme

It is also possible to seek admission to the doctoral programme without a doctoral position. The application deadline for admissions to our degree programme is 15 January 2014; the semester begins on 1 April 2014. You will find more information under degree programme at the menu bar on the left.

Visiting fellowships

Each semester, the BGHS invites two international doctoral researchers from a foreign university to join our community in Bielefeld for a research stay of up to four months. The deadline for applications are 15 January 2014 for Summer Term 2014 (1 April to 30 September 2014) and 15 June 2014 for Winter Term 2013/2014 (1 October 2014 to 31 March 2015). You will find more information under visiting fellowships at the menu bar on the left.

Start-up scholarships for international doctoral proposals

The BGHS will award four six month start-up scholarships for Summer Term 2014 to international MA graduates looking to pursue a doctoral degree. The scholarships support the preparation of a research project and the completion of a project description for applications for admissions, fellowships, or doctoral positions. The deadline for applications is 15 January 2014.

Shortcuts scholarships for the promotion of young women researchers

The BGHS will again offer a series of workshops on preparing doctoral proposals in Summer Term 2014 and shall award two Shortcuts scholarships to young women researchers wishing to attend these workshops. More information on the programme and the application procedure will be available in the winter of 2013/2014.

Grants for members of the BGHS community

The BGHS supports the international mobility of its members with mobility grants for three to six-month stays abroad at universities or research facilities. We also offer a nine-month grant for participation in the BGHS exchange programme with John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland (USA). Information on application deadlines and procedures can be found under mobility grants and Johns Hopkins exchange at the menu bar on the left.

Annual Seminar 2014

A New 'Social Question' or 'Crisis as Usual'?



Federal Report
on Young Academics (BuWiN) 2013 (in German)


Current volume
The Politics of Control and Resistance