Germany: BIGSSS-HWK Visiting Fellowship for International Researchers

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Study Subject (s): Fellowship is provided in social science. The program supports research by outstanding scholars in the social sciences (e.g. Sociology, Political Science, Psychology and Demography). Applicants should have research and expertise in one or more of BIGSSS’ three thematic fields: Global Governance and Regional Integration, Welfare State, Inequality and Quality of Life and Changing Lives in Changing Socio-Cultural Contexts.

Course Level: This fellowship is available for pursuing research programme. The Fellowship is scheduled for the 2014 winter term (October 2014 – February 2015).

Scholarship Provider: The BIGSSS (Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences)

Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility: The BIGSSS-HWK Visiting Fellowship welcomes applications worldwide from promising postdoctoral scholars to leading senior researchers. Applicants should have research and expertise in one or more of BIGSSS’ three thematic fields:
•  Global Governance and Regional Integration
•  Welfare State, Inequality and Quality of Life
•  Changing Lives in Changing Socio-Cultural Contexts.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for this fellowship.

Scholarship Description: The BIGSSS-HWK Visiting Fellowship is an international researcher mobility program offering a 6-month research stay at two renowned academic institutions in the social sciences: The Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg  (HWK), one of Germanys leading institutes for advanced study across disciplines, is a foundation of the federal states of Bremen and Lower Saxony and the city of Delmenhorst. The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences is an inter-university institute of the University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen supported by the German Excellence Initiative.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Fellowship is offered for 6-months. The Fellowship is scheduled for the 2014 winter term (October 2014 – February 2015).

What does it cover? The program supports research by outstanding scholars in the social sciences (e.g. Sociology, Political Science, Psychology and Demography). Fellows benefit from exceptional intellectual and research conditions. They enjoy both the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars and a graduate school with an outstanding faculty, innovative teaching concepts and an international body of excellent Ph.D. students and Postdocs. Visiting fellows will have a presence at both institutes, to participate in regular activities of the HWK and to engage in doctoral education/supervision at BIGSSS including teaching a minimum of one course and taking part in the regular Ph.D. colloquium. The BIGSSS-HWK Visiting Fellowship offers financial support and accommodation.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is the email. Application material to be submitted includes:
-a research exposé (max. 4 pages),
-an abstract (max 1500 characters),
-a CV and
-a publication list.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is October 20, 2013.

 

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