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Die Graduate School of North American Studies vergibt zehn Doktorandenstipendien

News vom 15.10.2006

The Graduate School will start its doctoral program in the winter semester 2007/2008. Six academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences will collaborate in offering a structured curriculum. The doctoral program is interdisciplinary in its approach and focuses on those social transformations impacting the United States and Canada at the be¬ginning of the 21st century. Areas of emphasis include domestic and foreign policy, eco¬nomic development, ethnic identity and relations, as well as recent transformations in media, art, culture, and religion.

Applicants interested in pursuing a doctorate with an emphasis in North American Studies must have a completed degree (Master of Arts, German Magister, or the equivalent) with above average marks by mid-April in of one the following disciplines: American Cultural Studies, American Literature, History, Political Science, Sociology and Economics. Stipends are awarded for a period of one year with the possibility of two annual extensions. The language of instruction is English.

All application materials (completed application form, study proposal of 3 pages, outline of dissertation project of  8-10 pages, curriculum vitae, two recent letters of reference, copies of earned degrees, proof of language skills, and a writing sample) must be received by January 31st, 2007 at the following address:

Freie Universität Berlin
John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Graduate School of North American Studies
Professor Dr. Ulla Haselstein, Director
Lansstraße 7-9
14195 Berlin, Germany

For further information on application requirements and the graduate program please see: http://graduateschool.jfki.de/

Please address all inquiries to the academic coordinator.

Dahlem Research School
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft