Deadline: 12 May 2016
Open to: PhD students in the humanities and social sciences studying political and social change in Eastern Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia
Scholarship: the programme offers flexible funding schemes for Ph.D. students at various stages of their dissertation research
ZEIT-Stiftung brings together young leaders from a variety of fields to address key issues in global governance. Particularly the programme “Trajectories of Change” addresses historical and current transformation processes in the European neighborhood. The programme offers stipends and fieldwork grants for PhD students in the humanities and social sciences.
For 2016, research applications dealing with historical and current contestation processes leading to political and social change are especially welcome. Political and social change begins with contestation. Popular revolts, mass protests, challenges by intellectuals and social elites as well as other forms of mobilization dispute institution.
The programme seeks to support young researchers in social sciences and history in contributing novel insights into trajectories of change. It promotes both empirical research based on intensive fieldwork and projects centered on theoretical reflection.
- Applicants must be PhD students of social sciences or humanities;
- PhD students at various stages of their dissertation research as well as for graduate students in the phase of PhD project development;
- Prospective PhD students.
Innovative and challenging research questions as well as comparative approaches will be highly welcomed.
The programme offers flexible funding schemes for PhD.students at various stages of their dissertation research as well as for graduate students in the phase of PhD project development:
- PhD Scholarships: monthly living stipend of EUR 1,200, additional funds for participation in academic conferences and for fieldwork expenses;
- Dissertation Completion Scholarships: monthly living stipend of EUR 1,200, additional funds for participation in academic conferences;
- Pre-Doctoral Research Grants: a single grant of max. EUR 5,000, participation in two dissertation proposal development workshops;
- Fieldwork Grants: a single grant of max. EUR 3,000, participation in yearly conferences and field trips.
How to apply?
In order to apply for the scholarship please prepare:
- A research proposal (max. 7 pages for doctoral students and 3-5 pages for pre-doctoral candidates, references excluded);
- A research plan with time schedule (max. 2 pages);
- A CV;
- A copy of your university degree;
- A photo.
You can upload all documents at the end of the online application form until 12 May 2016.
For more information, please visit the official website.