–An excellent MA degree (or national equivalents like the German “Diplom” or “Magister”) in a discipline pertinent to at least one of BIGSSS‘ three Thematic fields (see above), i.e. in Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, or related social science disciplines e.g. Law, Economics or Mass Communication. The degree must be completed by the end of July of the year of application, which means they may apply before having finished their MA degree.
–English proficiency as described in the application materials.
-EU Mobility Rule: All accepted researchers must move to Bremen for the BIGSSS-departs program. Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Germany for more than 12 months during the 3 years immediately prior to the date of their application to BIGSSS-departs. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account. All nationalities are welcome to apply.
-Early-Stage Researchers requirement: All applicants shall, at the start of the BIGSSS-departs program (Fall 2016), be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree.
–one pdf with CV,
-one pdf with Preliminary Dissertation Proposal,
-one pdf with Proposal Abstract,
-one pdf with Statement of Purpose,
-one pdf containing Statement of Skills,
-pdfs including scans of Degree Certificates and Grade Transcripts,
-a pdf including English Language Test Score (if applicable),
-an Ethics Form,
-an EU Mobility Rule (EUMR) and Early-Stage Researchers (ESR) Confirmation Form,
-and (not mandatory!) Grade Record Examination.
Read more: BIGSSS PhD International Fellowships in Germany, 2016 Scholarship Positions 2016 2017