BIGSSS Regular PhD Program

Structured Doctoral Education in the Social Sciences

As an excellent Graduate School of Social Sciences, it is our vital interest to ensure a high quality doctoral training program for all our fellows. This includes the principles of demand-tailored education, close supervision, progress monitoring, and effective funding.

BIGSSS consolidates different doctoral training programs beneath the same roof. The Regular PhD program is one of our full-time PhD programs in which fellows commit themselves to their own dissertation projects and the full academic program of the BIGSSS curriculum. Our Regular PhD fellows receive demand-tailored theoretical and methodological training, acquire teaching experience in small seminars, and complete their top-notch dissertations in a timely manner.

Admitted fellows of the BIGSSS Regular PhD Program receive stipends of 1300 Euros/month for 36 months, contingent on successful completion of each year. To support its PhD fellows in achieving early scientific independence, BIGSSS also provides funds for conducting, presenting and publishing research. There is no separate funding application, because all admitted applicants receive a monthly payment.

BIGSSS Regular PhD Curriculum

Learn more about the doctoral curriculum at BIGSSS.

BIGSSS Regular PhD Admissions

Are you interested in a BIGSSS Regular PhD Fellowship? Learn more about our application requirements.