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BIGSSS Welcomes First Cohort of Our New EU Co-Funded PhD Program.

BIGSSS is very excited to finally welcome our first nine BIGSSS-departs (doctoral education in partnership) PhD fellows and one affiliated PhD fellow who will take up their dissertation work in BIGSSS' three thematic fields in the coming days!

Everyone at BIGSSS is looking forward to having you with us for the next 42 months. We wish you an inspiring, insightful and fun time at BIGSSS and encourage you to make use of the many reasearch and networking opportunities that BIGSSS offers!

This first BIGSSS-departs cohort will be joined by eleven more BIGSSS-departs PhD fellows in September 2017.


About the BIGSSS-departs PhD Program

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.

Thu Feb 09

Welcome Reception BIGSSS-departs!

BIGSSS welcomes Its Newest Cohort of PhD Fellows more