GIGA Fellowships for Doctoral Students ,Germany, 2014

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German Institute of Global and Area Studies is inviting applications for doctoral fellowships from April 2014 onwards at one of GIGA’s regional institutes (Africa, Asia, Latin America and Middle East). Applicants must have an excellent grade point average and a final degree (masters or equivalent) in political science/international relations, economics, history or a related discipline. The programme promotes gender equality and actively encourages applications from women. Selected student will further be granted a waiver of any fee incurring at the university from which they will receive their degrees.

Study Subject (s): Fellowships are provided in one of GIGA’s four research programmes: RP 1: Legitimacy and Efficiency of Political Systems, RP 2: Violence and Security, RP 3: Socio-Economic Challenges in the Context of Globalisation and RP 4: Power, Norms and Governance in International Relations.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing doctoral degree.
Scholarship Provider: German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Scholarship can be taken at: GIGA’s regional institutes (Africa, Asia, Latin America and Middle East)

Eligibility: Desired qualifications:
-An excellent grade point average and a final degree (masters or equivalent) in political science/international relations, economics, history or a related discipline.
-A project proposal that fits with GIGA’s research programmes. Priority will be given to those projects with a cross-regional or a comparative area studies focus.
-Strong command of the English language

Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of Germany can apply for these fellowships.

Scholarship Description: The GIGA welcomes applications from prospective doctoral students to become part of our three-year structured course. Selected student will further be granted a waiver of any fees incurring at the university from which they will receive their degrees. The reconciliation of work and family life is of great importance to the institute. The GIGA promotes gender equality and actively encourages applications from women.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Fellowships will be offered for three-years.

What does it cover? Successful applicants will be offered:
-full integration into the research structure of the GIGA,
-an office space,
-(free) courses on methods and some selected substantive themes hosted by the GIGA,
-access to all courses by the Graduate School of the WiSo-Faculty at the University of Hamburg and
-the possibility to apply for additional mobility grants for field work and conference attendance.
-Selected student will further be granted a waiver of any fees incurring at the university from which they will receive their degrees. Please state clearly in your application whether you would like to be considered for this fee waiver.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: Please send your complete application by January 15, 2014 (Ref. No. GIGA-13-06), with the relevant supporting documentation (GIGA DP application form incl. name and contact details of two reference persons, letter of motivation, CV, simple copies of degrees and academic transcripts (BA, Diploma, MA), proof of English language skills, MA thesis or two pieces of scholarly work, a research proposal of 2000 words max. and proof of funding) by post or by email (jobs-dp-at-giga-hamburg.de)

Scholarship Application Deadline: Application deadline is 15th January 2014.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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