The BGHS within the DAAD-Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) invites applications for two doctoral scholarships for Internationals especially from developing and emerging countries with a maximum duration of 4 years, starting 1 October 2023 in the fields of history, art history, sociology, political science, social anthropology and didactics of social sciences in the research areas covered by the BGHS. You find a list with the potential supervisors here.
The full text of the call for applications can be found here. Applications must be submitted in English by 30 October 2022 to the online application portal. Please also read the FAQs carefully, as you will find all important information on the application and the procedure there.
Required application documents:
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Review procedure: transparency and equal opportunity
The BGHS selects candidates for the advertised scholarships using its tried and tested gender- and diversity-friendly application procedure, which guarantees a transparent and fair process and strengthens the diversity of the BGHS community. The structured and partly anonymous procedure takes place in five steps:
Review of the application documents for completeness and thematic fit by the BGHS office,
Expert review of the anonymised project description according to uniform criteria by lecturers of the Faculty of Sociology, the Department of History or by external scholars,
Selection and invitation of applicants to a personal interview by the interdisciplinary selection committee on the basis of the project descriptions and reviews,
Conducting the interviews by the selection committee,
Decision on the nomination of the candidates to the DAAD by the BGHS executive board.
Doctoral scholarships within the DAAD Graduate School Scholarship (GSSP) follow a two-stage procedure. First, the BGHS will select suitable doctoral candidates for two DAAD scholarships, who will then submit their applications to the DAAD. Second, the DAAD will award and administer the scholarships.
Dates and deadlines
30 October 2022 – Deadline for applications
Mid of December 2022 – Invitations to personal interviews are sent out
Beginning of January 2023 – Personal interviews
Mid of January – Candidates informed about the results
Mid of February – Nomination to DAAD
From February to May 2023 – Awarding of the scholarship by DAAD
During August and September 2023 – Possible participation in a German Course in Germany
1 October 2023 – Beginning of the scholarship at the BGHS