Call for Applications (closed): BIGSSS Affiliated and Adjunct PhD Fellowships › view all


Application: May 31, 2024 | Program start: September 1, 2024

We are delighted to announce a new round of admissions for the BIGSSS Affiliated PhD program starting in September 2024. The deadline for application is May 31st, 2024.

Besides the Affiliated PhD Program, we welcome applications for the BIGSSS Adjunct PhD program at any time of the year. Admission to the Adjunct Program is on a rolling basis.


Affiliated PhD Program

The Affiliated PhD Program is offered to doctoral candidates who work in third-party funded or professorial research projects in the Social Sciences at the University of Bremen or Constructor University. They take part in the BIGSSS curriculum with a reduced workload and complete several PhD Milestones. Affiliated fellows benefit from BIGSSS' supervisory structure which entails independent supervision by a three-member Dissertation Committee chosen by the fellow in consultation with their Academic Coordinator.

For more information on the program and application requirements for the Affiliated PhD Program please refer to the academic program-section on our website here.

Call for Applications for the Affiliated PhD program.

Adjunct PhD Program

The Adjunct PhD Program is open for doctoral candidates who are supervised by BIGSSS Faculty members and work in the Bremen Social Sciences. Adjunct fellows have an opportunity to integrate into BIGSSS with a low threshold and an easy application process. Doctoral researchers can apply for the BIGSSS Adjunct PhD Program from the beginning of their dissertation projects at Bremen. For those who have already started their dissertation projects and would like to become adjunct fellows, an application is also possible.

For more information on the program and application requirements for the Adjunct PhD Program please refer to the academic program section on our website here.


For further questions, please contact our Admissions and Administration Officer.