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Graduate School of North American Studies Invites Applications

Freie Universitaet Berlin, Graduate School of North American Studies (Berlin, Germany)

Start date: Oct 01, 2011
End date: Sep 30, 2014
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2011
Graduate School of North American Studies Invites Applications

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The Graduate School of the John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies invites applications for the academic year 2011/2012. Six academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences collaborate in offering a structured curriculum. The doctoral program is interdisciplinary in its approach and focuses on those social transformations impacting the United States and Canada at the beginning of the 21st century. Areas of emphasis include domestic and foreign policy, economic development, ethnic identity and relations, as well as recent transformations in media, art, literature, culture, and religion. The language of instruction is English.

Applicants interested in pursuing a doctorate with an emphasis in North American Studies must have a completed degree (M.A. or the equivalent) with above average marks in one of the following disciplines: American Cultural Studies, American Literature, History, Political Science, Sociology and Economics. Grants are awarded for a maximum of three years. Continued funding past the first year is based upon a positive annual evaluation of progress.

Scholarships amount to ca. 1.500 € per month.

It is also possible to apply for admission to the program independently from applying for a stipend. Guest students are welcome to stay for a period of up to one year. Guest students must be self-supporting.

All application materials (completed application form, statement of purpose of 3 pages, outline of dissertation project of 8-10 pages, curriculum vitae, two recent letters of reference, copies of earned degrees, proof of language skills, and a writing sample) must be received by January 31, 2011 at the following address:

Freie Universität BerlinJohn F. Kennedy InstituteGraduate School of North American StudiesDr. Katja Mertin, Managing DirectorLansstrasse 5-914195 Berlin, Germany

For further information on application requirements and the graduate program, and for the application form, please see http://www.gsnas.fu-berlin.de

Please address all inquiries to our Program Assistant: office [at] gsnas [dot] fu-berlin [dot] de

Course Details
JEL Classification(s): B, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, N, O, R, Z
Type of Course: PhD program
Study Options: Full-Time
Entry Requirements: Completed degree (M.A. or the equivalent) with above average marks in one of the following disciplines: Economics, Political Science, History, Sociology, American Cultural Studies, American Literature. In exceptional cases, also B.A. with best possible grade. Very good command of English.
Course Fees: None
Date of appearance on November 1, 2010
Contact Details
Gabriele Bodmeier
Freie Universität Berlin, Graduate School of North American Studies

office@gsnas.fu-berlin.de