GSNAS admits seven to twelve doctoral candidates per year who pursue a doctoral project in the field of North American Studies (i.e. the dissertation has to relate to the U.S. and/or Canada) in one of the six disciplines represented at the John F. Kennedy Institute (culture, economics, history, literature, political science, sociology).
The application process for doctoral grants has started (deadline: January 31, 2018). Details on the application process are available here. Doctoral grants are awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Academic Exchange Service's (DAAD) Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP).
Interviews with shortlisted doctoral candidates will be held in April (please see "Selection Procedure" for more details). Admission to the program starts in October (German fall term).
Please note that we won't advertise postdoctoral positions (i.e. positions for holders of a doctoral degree) in the academic year 2017-18. The application process for a postdoc position at GSNAS via the DRS Dahlem Postdoc Fellowships Program is now closed.