HSE and the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences cooperate in new EU-funded Ph.D. fellowship program
BIGSSS–departs (doctoral education in partnerships) is a full-time international Ph.D. program co-funded by the European Union. 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: besides National Research University Higher School of Economics, this group comprises the University of Edinburgh, Duke University, Manipal University, Sciences Po/Paris, Universitá degli studi di Milano, IIR Kiev, UNC at Chapel Hill, Bertelsmann Foundation and Edna Pasher PhD & Associates/Tel Aviv.
The cooperation agreement with BIGSSS not only foresees the stay of Bremen’s fellows at HSE but also gives our Ph.D. students the chance to conduct a visiting research stay at the Bremen graduate school. If interested, they may work there for up to six months in a vibrant international atmosphere.
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 the school’s three thematic fields:
A. Global Governance and Regional Integration;
B. Welfare State, Inequality and Quality of Life; or
C. Changing Lives in Changing Socio-Cultural Contexts.
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 largely co-financed by the MSCA-COFUND program of the Horizon 2020 framework of the EU (>1,8 mil. €). The first cohort of 10 fellows starts in February 2017, the first call for applications being open until September 15, 2016. Another 10 fellows take up their posts in September 2017.
For more information on conditions and admissions procedures please visit the BIGSSS website at https://www.bigsss-bremen.de/academic-program/bigsss-departs-phd-program