The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites applications for 2 stipends for international doctoral researchers in its new Graduate School Scholarship Program (GSSP), “Global Inequality, the Middle Classes, and the Welfare State” (GloWel), funded by the DAAD.

BIGSSS is an international inter-university graduate school in the social sciences, located at the University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. Successful applicants will receive a Ph.D. stipend from the DAAD for 48 months.

GloWel will focus on the interrelation between the development of global inequalities, global social policies, and the role of the emerging middle classes for social and political integration. We are particularly interested in comparative perspectives on the Global South and North. The English language doctoral program will include a structured curriculum and close guidance by experienced researchers while at the same time fostering early academic independence and creativity by providing support for conducting, presenting, and publishing the Ph.D. fellows’ self-chosen research projects.

Eligibility, Application, and further information

You can apply if you are an international applicant proficient in English language (speaking & writing) with a Masters Degree in sociology, political science, psychology, economics or a related field. We particularly encourage applications from the Global South. In addition, you must not have resided in Germany any time after February 15, 2021

Applications close 17 Jan 2022! For more information on the programme and how to apply check out DAAD GloWel “Global Inequality, the Middle Classes, and the Welfare State”