BIGSSS Visiting Scholar Program

Research Stays at BIGSSS for International Postdocs and Scholars

BIGSSS invites international scholars to conduct a research stay at our graduate school. Visiting scholars profit from BIGSSS’ excellent working conditions at the public University of Bremen and the private Jacobs University and its ties to a number of outstanding social science research institutes at the two universities. The the stay is unfunded, but office space and access to the universities' libraries are provided. The duration of the research stay is flexible; most of our guests stay between two and six months.


Admissions to the BIGSSS Visiting Scholar Program

If you are interested in a BIGSSS Visiting Fellowship, please submit the following documents:

1) A COVER LETTER, stating your motivation for a research stay at BIGSSS, including your thematic overlap with one or more of BIGSSS' three Thematic Fields and the preferred length of your stay.

2) A list of your PUBLICATIONS


Please send your application documents via email to our Director of Studies ( There are no fixed application deadlines. The start of your Visiting Fellowship is flexible.

BIGSSS' International Network

Find out if your home institution already has an academic cooperation with BIGSSS.

BIGSSS Postdoc Programs

BIGSSS also offers a funded Postdoc Program and an Affiliated Postdoc Program. Please check the respective websites for application requirements and open calls.