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).
The application process (funding period: 2019-2022) is now closed. Applications for doctoral memberships (Promotionsplätze) for the academic year 2020/21 can be submitted via our application platform from September 2019 until the deadline, November 30, 2019. 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 2020. (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).