The Graduate School of North American Studies invites applications for 10 doctoral stipends

News from Oct 14, 2006

The Graduate School will start its doctoral program in the winter semester 2007/2008. Six academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences will collaborate in offering a structured curriculum. The doctoral program is interdisciplinary in its approach and focuses on those social transformations impacting the United States and Canada at the beginning of the 21 century. Areas of emphasis include domestic and foreign policy, economic development, ethnic identity and relations, as well as recent transformations in media, art, culture, and religion.

Applicants interested in pursuing a doctorate with an emphasis in North American Studies must have a completed degree (Master of Arts, German Magister, or the equivalent) with above average marks by mid-April in one of the following disciplines: American Cultural Studies, American Literature, History, Political Science, Sociology and Economics. Stipends are awarded for a period of one year with the possibility of two annual extensions. The language of instruction is English.

All application materials (completed application form, study proposal of 3 pages, outline of dissertation project of  8-10 pages, curriculum vitae, two recent letters of reference, copies of earned degrees, proof of language skills, and a writing sample) must be received by January 31, 2007 at the following address:

Freie Universität Berlin
John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Graduate School of North American Studies
Professor Dr. Ulla Haselstein, Director
Lansstraße 7-9
14195 Berlin, Germany

For further information on application requirements and the graduate program please see:

Please address all inquiries to the Administrative Coordinator.

Dahlem Research School
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft