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Call for SCRIPTS 2020 doctoral fellowships now open

24 June 2020
Accepting applications until August 19, 2020
The Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script” (SCRIPTS) is offering up to four postdoctoral fellowships within its International Research College (IRC).

SCRIPTS examines global challenges facing contemporary liberal societies, including climate change, migration, nuclear proliferation and terrorism.

Based at The Free University of Berlin, it includes top researchers from prominent research institutions in Berlin, including the WZB Berlin Social Science Center

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Call for applications: 2020 doctoral Fellowships

Deadline: August 19, 2020

Duration: 10 month fellowships starting October 2020

Research proposals should relate to the empirical analysis of the following research areas and topics. Cross-cutting topics and methods as well as comparative designs are welcome.

Inclusion: Migration, Education, Work and Labor, Social Demography, Social Inequality and Change, Welfare State

Democracy: Democracy and Political Institutions, Constitutionalism and Rule of Law, Political Behavior of Individuals and Collective Actors, Political Economy

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Admission is based on academic excellence and is open to students with a master’s degree (120 CP, state accreditation) or equivalent in social sciences (sociology, political science, and neighboring disciplines such as economics).

A high level of knowledge of current theoretical debates in the social sciences is expected. Precondition for the application is the documentation of in-depth knowledge of quantitative or qualitative techniques of social research, the commitment to empirical research, and English proficiency at an academic level.

Applicants need to have secured doctoral funding (e.g. scholarship or research position) until the start of the program (second half of October).

Successful applicants whose dissertation project addresses the above-mentioned themes in an East European context will be considered for funding by the Centre for East European and International Studies in Berlin (ZOiS) in conjunction with a part-time position in a research project.

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