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GSNAS admits between two and ten 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 for our three-year doctoral program (funding period: 2022-2025) is now open; the deadline is November 30, 2021. You will find a list of all necessary application documents and the URL of the application platform here. Interviews with shortlisted doctoral candidates will be held after the internal review process. Admission to the program starts in October 2022 (German fall term).

Doctoral grants are awarded by Freie Universität Berlin.

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