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GSNAS admits between six 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 out three-year doctoral program (funding period: 2021-2024) is now open. Our new call for applications has been published; the deadline is November 30, 2020. 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 2021 (German fall term).

Doctoral grants are awarded by Freie Universität Berlin and the German Academic Exchange Service's (DAAD) Graduate School Scholarship Programme (GSSP).

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