Friday, 7 October 2016

10 Fully Funded PhD Programmes 2017 at Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures and Societies

Deadline:  15 November 2016
Open to: PhD students
Scholarship: € 1,400 per month
Funded by the German federal and state governments’ Excellence Initiative, the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies will admit up to fifteen PhD students to its doctoral programme, which is to begin on 1 October 2017. Up to ten of these candidates will receive a Graduate School grant; the other candidates will be supported in their search for funding.
The Graduate School investigates the plurality, changeability, and global connectedness of Muslim cultures and societies. It invites applications from candidates whose dissertation project fits one of the Graduate School’s Research Areas. Applications relating to the topics of education, communication, cultural and media studies, and Islam and Muslims in the West are especially encouraged. Successful applicants will have a master’s degree in one of the disciplines represented at the Graduate School, with a ranking, where applicable, of above average. Our language of communication is English. Admission is initially for one year, and, contingent upon a positive evaluation after the first year of study, this will be extended for a further twelve months. There is the option of a second twelve-month extension thereafter, with a maximum of three years being covered by the grant.
The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS) is funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments and by Freie Universität Berlin.
The BGSMCS may grant up to ten scholarships per year for the three-year programme of study. The allocation of these awards is at the discretion of the selection committee. They may be extended after the first year, contingent upon positive evaluation of a first chapter of the dissertation, which is also crucial for the student’s continued participation in the programme. The scholarships amount to approximately € 1,400 per month.
Students admitted to the programme who cannot be offered a scholarship by the Graduate School will receive administrative assistance in applying for third-party funding (e.g. information about possible sources of such funding, letters of recommendation, etc.).
The complete application package must be submitted, compiled into one PDF file, to by 15 November 2016.
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