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 October 1, 2017 is now closed (reference letters can be uploaded by the respective referees until February 15, 2017). Doctoral grants are awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service's (DAAD) Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP) and the German Research Foundation (DFG).
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. Candidates may however apply for a postdoc project at GSNAS via the DRS Dahlem Postdoc Fellowships program (deadline: March 15, 2017). A list of participating institutions at Freie Universität can be found here.