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BIGSSS–departs network connects excellent PhD students and high-profile Social Science institutes worldwide
Beginning in February 2017, BIGSSS offers a new and innovative EU funded PhD program in the Social Sciences.
BIGSSS-departs is a full-time international PhD program. It provides close supervision of dissertation work in a demand-tailored education and research environment at the University of Bremen and Bremen’s Jacobs University. Program fellows commit themselves to a 42-month structured curriculum, including a six-month stay abroad at one of the networks’ renowned partner institutions: University of Edinburgh, Duke University, Manipal University, Moscow Higher School of Economics, Sciences Po/Paris, Universitá degli studi di Milano, IIR Kiev, UNC at Chapel Hill, Bertelsmann Foundation and Edna Pasher PhD & Associates/Tel Aviv.
In return, BIGSSS-departs, a Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program, offers PhD students from our partner institutions the opportunity to conduct a visiting research stay at Bremen for up to six months. Reciprocal research stays at the international partner institutions will make an invaluable contribution to the further increase of international mobility, the building of sustainable networks, and the cross-national exchange in the training of promising early-stage researchers.
BIGSSS-departs is an international program, with English as teaching and working language. Doctoral researchers are recruited globally and will pursue a dissertation project in one of BIGSSS’ three thematic fields. Admitted fellows of the program receive employment contracts. Funds for fieldwork, conference participation and travel costs are provided.
The first BIGSSS-departs cohort of 10 fellows will start in February 2017. Another 10 BIGSSS-departs fellows will take up their posts in September 2017.
For more information on the BIGSSS-departs PhD Program and admissions requirements, please follow this link.
You can also download the BIGSSS-departs program flyer.