Fully Funded BIGSSS-DAAD PhD Scholarships 2023-24, International Graduate School of Social Sciences Bremen, Germany

Application Deadline: January 23, 2023

We invite interested scientists apply for two PhD scholarships Global Dynamics of Social Policy and Social Union (GSPSC) in BIGSSS-DAAD Graduate School Fellowship Program Until January 23, 2023. More information can be found below.

The DAAD Graduate School Scholarship Program (GSSP) is a funding scheme of the German Academic Exchange System (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD) and aims to increase the number of international doctoral candidates within the framework of German structured graduate studies. It is aimed at German higher education institutions offering international structured PhD study and funding for up to four years of study for PhD candidates. Interested PhD candidates apply directly to selected institutes such as BIGSSS.

BIGSSS has been selected twice by DAAD to host eight international PhD programs at GSSP. Two fellowships are available in the Global Dynamics of Social Policy and Social Union (GSPSC) research program in 2023 and 2024. In 2021 and 2022, two fellowships were awarded in the program “GloWel – Global Inequality, Middle Classes and the Welfare State”.

Doctoral researchers at BIGSSS pursue their projects under an interdisciplinary umbrella theme Changing Patterns of Social and Political Integration, with focal points in Global Governance and Regional Integration (Political Science), The Welfare State and Inequality (Political Science, Sociology) and Diversity and Socio-Cultural Contexts (Psychology, Sociology and Political Science). These thematic centers are coordinated with related research units in Bremen (SOCIUM, Joint Research Center 1342 Global Dynamics of Social PolicyInIIS, Social Union and Business Social School and Decision Sciences Research Center at Konstruktor University) and form the main research framework of the academic program.

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Global Dynamics of Social Policy and Social Cohesion (GSPSC)

Program Global Dynamics of Social Policy and Social Cohesion (GSPSC) focuses on the question of how social policy and social cohesion are related at the global, regional or national level. Comparative or transnational perspectives that address the interdependencies between the Global South and North are particularly welcome. Single country case studies can carefully examine the complex interactions between social policy and social cohesion.

The program has strong links with the Bremen 1342 Collaborative Research Center Global Dynamics of Social Policy, Intensive exchange with PhD students and Research Training Group of the National Research Center for Social Cohesion and GloWel Social Dynamics of the Self.

The program will start in September 2023 with two Ph.D is currently accepting applications until January 23, 2023. Two more PhD scholarships will be available in 2024. Find out more about the program and the call for applications here.

Global Inequality, the Middle Classes and the Welfare State (GloWel)

Program Global Inequality, the Middle Classes and the Welfare State (GloWel) focuses on the interrelationship between the development of global inequalities, global social policies and the role of emerging middle classes for social and political integration. As part of the vibrant Bremen social science environment, we are particularly interested in comparative perspectives on the Global South and North.

The program also has strong links with the Bremen 1342 Collaborative Research Center Global Dynamics of Social Policy and the National Research Center for Social Cohesion. There is an intensive exchange with PhD students of the Research Teaching Group Social Dynamics of the Self.

The program started in 2021 with two Ph.D. In 2022, two more PhDs joined the program. All scholarships available in this program have already been filled.

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Learn more about the program here.

Benefits

The Scholarship Program provides the following benefits:

  • monthly stipend of EUR 1,200 for a maximum of 48 months,
  • additional travel allowance for stays abroad and research trips,
  • full medical insurance plus combined liability and accident insurance,
  • support with research costs,
  • additional family allowances (eg rent) if necessary and applicable, and
  • German language course in Bremen.

We are accepting applications for the first round of the GSPSC PhD program until 23 January 2023 (23:59 CET).

Learn more about GSPSC program here and eligibility and application procedure here.

More Info / Source: Official Website HERE.

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