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Application

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 for doctoral grants for our three-year doctoral program (2023-2026) will start in October 2022, the deadline is January 31, 2023. 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 online in April 2023 after the internal review process has been completed. Admission to the program starts in October 2023 (German fall term).

Doctoral grants for the qualification period are awarded by Freie Universität Berlin.

Dahlem Research School
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
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