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Call for Applications: BIGSSS GloWel (DAAD-GSSP) Program

The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites applications for 2 stipends for international doctoral researchers in its new Graduate School Scholarship Program (GSSP), „Global Inequality, the Middle Classes, and the Welfare State“ (GloWel), funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). BIGSSS is an international inter-university graduate school in the social sciences, located at the University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. Successful applicants will receive a Ph.D. stipend from the DAAD of 1.200 €/month (plus additional benefits) for 48 months.

GloWel will focus on the interrelation between the development of global inequalities, global social policies, and the role of the emerging middle classes for social and political integration. We are particularly interested in comparative perspectives on the Global South and North. The English-language doctoral program will include a structured curriculum and close guidance by experienced researchers while at the same time fostering early academic independence and creativity by providing support for conducting, presenting, and publishing the Ph.D. fellows‘ self-chosen research projects. The program is characterized by interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers from sociology, political science, psychology, and economics. While the research questions addressed in dissertation projects are envisioned to broadly correspond to Principal Investigators‘ research interests, the successful applicants shall formulate specific research topics. A list of the Principal Investigators and their research interests can be found here:

https://www.bigsss-bremen.de/academic-program/glowel-phd-program-daad-gssp/faculty-and-research

Applications must be submitted online until January 17, 2022.

For additional inquiries, please check the program’s website and feel free to contact our Admissions Officer at admissions-officer@bigsss-bremen.de.
Find additional information about the GSSP program line founded by the German Academic Exchange Service’s here: daad.de/go/en/stipa57034100.

The program will start on September 1, 2022.