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Graduate School Doctoral Grants
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Applications: January 31, 2013

Graduate School of North American Studies invites applications for 10 Doctoral Grants.

The Graduate School of the John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies invites applications for the academic year 2013/2014. The School's program is interdisciplinary in its approach and focuses on the social, economic and cultural changes impacting the United States and Canada at the beginning of the 21st century. Special attention is given to the crisis-prone transformations running through American society today. Areas of emphasis include domestic and foreign policy, economic development, ethnic identity and relations, as well as recent transformations in media, art, literature, culture, and religion. The language of instruction is English.

Applicants interested in pursuing a doctoral or postdoctoral research project with an emphasis in North American Studies must have a completed degree (Master or the equivalent/Doctorate) with above average marks in one of the following disciplines or closely related academic programs: American Cultural Studies, American Literature, History, Political Science, Sociology, Economics. Grants are awarded for a maximum of three years for doctoral candidates and for two years for postdoctoral reseachers. Continued funding past the first year is based upon a positive annual evaluation of progress.

Doctoral scholarships amount to 1.500 € per month

It is also possible to apply for admission to the program independently from applying for a stipend. Guest students are welcome to stay for a period of up to one year. Guest students must be self-supporting.

All application materials must be sent by January 31, 2013 at the following address:

Freie Universität Berlin
John F. Kennedy Institute
Graduate School of North American Studies
Dr. Katja Mertin, Managing Director
Lansstrasse 5-9
14195 Berlin, Germany

For further information on application requirements and materials, for the application form and on the graduate program, please see

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