GSNAS admits up to 10 doctoral candidates per year who pursue a doctoral project in the field of North American Studies in one of the six disciplines (culture, economics, history, literature, political science, sociology) represented at the John F. Kennedy Institute.
The application process for doctoral grants starting Oct 1, 2017 has started. Doctoral grants are awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service's (DAAD) Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) and the German Research Foundation (DFG). Applicants need not specify the kind of scholarship (DFG or DAAD) in the application. Please note that applications can only be submitted online. Further details can be found here.
Please note that we won't advertise postdoctoral positions (i.e. positions for holders of a doctoral degree) in the academic year 2017-18.
Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be held in April (please see "Selection Procedure" for more details). Admission to the program starts in October (German fall term).