Graduate School of North American Studies invites applications for 11 Doctoral Grants

News from Nov 21, 2007

The Graduate School will start its second doctoral classes in the winter semester 2008/2009. Six academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences 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 21st 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 (M.A. 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. Grants 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, 2008 at the following address:

Freie Universität Berlin
Graduate School of North American Studies
Professor Dr. Ulla Haselstein, Director
Lansstrasse 5-9
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