GSNAS admits up to 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).
Applications for our six doctoral grants (funding period: 2019-2022) and additional doctoral memberships (Promotionsplätze) for the academic year 2019/20 can be submitted via our application platform, deadline is November 30, 2018. 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, for the upcoming interview dates please see "Selection Procedure". Admission to the program starts in October 2019 (German fall term).
Doctoral grants are awarded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Academic Exchange Service's (DAAD) Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP).
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.