With its Online Start-up Programme, starting in the summer semester 2021, the BGHS wants to support international Master graduates interested in a doctorate in history, sociology, anthropology, or political science. Moreover, the BGHS wants to intensify the already existing cooperation of Bielefeld University with international partner universities. In a four-month online training programme, six to nine excellent Master graduates get the opportunity to elaborate the topic of the dissertation, prepare a conclusive research proposal, and discuss it with their peers and scholars of Bielefeld University and the other participating universities. Subsequently, the participants may apply for the doctoral degree programmes coordinated by the BGHS and/or for scholarships, doctoral positions, and funding programmes in Germany or worldwide.
The BGHS Online Start-up Programme offers to Master graduates from the partner universities:
Participating Master graduates agree to:
International applicants should hold a Master's degree or equivalent in sociology, history, political science, social anthropology or gender studies. The chosen topic should fit into the BGHS research areas. Applicants should speak English fluently. We strongly encourage women to apply. Only international MA graduates are allowed to apply.