Start-Up Scholarships 2014 at Basel !

Deadline: 15 April 2014
Open to: Doctoral students who should have a background in a discipline of the Department of Social Sciences
Scholarship: 25’000 CHF / 12 months each

Funding Period: Oct. 1st, 2014 – Sep., 30th, 2015


We are advertising five start-up grants (25’000 CHF / 12 months each) for the next academic year, beginning in October 2014. The scholarships are meant to support graduates in the early stages of their PhD, during which they will develop research proposals for submission to a funding body such as the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Doctoral students in the G3S should have a background in a discipline of the Department of Social Science (e.g. anthropology, cultural anthropology, educational sciences, middle eastern studies, political science, sociology, see also: They may likewise be trained in interdisciplinary fields also represented at G3S:

•    PhD Program Gender Studies
•    Centre for African Studies
•    MUBIT: Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
•    PhD Program Science of Religion
•    International Graduate School North-South
•    Sustainability Research
•    PhD Programs Cultural Anthropology

The scholarships are directed at students holding a Master’s degree or a “Licence/Lizentiat” in one of the G3S fields. Dissertation projects are supervised by faculty members of the Department of Social Sciences. We therefore encourage applicants to contact potential supervisors concurrently to their application for a G3S-scholarship for preparatory project counsel. The working languages of the school are English and German. Candidates should be highly motivated to carry out an independent research project in an interdisciplinary environment and show a vivid interest in current debates of the social sciences.

Deadline for submissions: April 15th, 2014
Applications (English or German) may be submitted via email or in paper form to:

Dr. Günter Schmidt, Coordinator of G3S
Petersgraben 27
CH-4051 Basel

The following documents must be included:

•    Letter of motivation

•    Curriculum vitae (with a list of publications if applicable)

•    Draft of the PhD project (approx. 3 pages)

•    1-2 writing samples (at least one of which was submitted as an academic qualification requirement)

•    Academic transcript or excerpt of the study registry

The start-up grants will be transferred to successful candidates in two installments of CHF 12’500 each, one in October 2014 and the second one in April 2015 after evaluation of the candidates’ activities during the first six months.

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