13 PhD grants: ''Between Spaces. Movements, Actors and Representations of Globalisation''
The International Research Training Group (IRTG)
approx. € 1300 per month
Start of the programme: January 1, 2016 (in individual cases this date may be preceded)
The interdisciplinary International Research Training Group (IRTG), inaugurated in October 2009 and now already in its second phase of promotion, is funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) and hosted by the Institute for Latin American Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. The IRTG cooperates closely with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Universität Potsdam, El Colegio de México, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social in Mexico City.
The IRTG adopts a new perspective in the study of globalisation. It seeks to make an innovative contribution to a transnational and interdisciplinary field of study by means of a dialogue between the social sciences and the humanities that is further informed by the respective academic traditions in Mexico and Germany. The IRTG studies movements between different world regions and the new spaces that have emerged during both past and present periods of ever-increasing global interconnectivity.
We welcome applications from the following disciplines: History, Political Sciences, Literature and Cultural Studies, Sociology, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Economics and Gender Studies.
The Berlin-Potsdam area offers an exceptional and internationally renowned research and training environment in the field of Latin American Studies. The Dahlem Research School (DRS) of the Freie Universität Berlin provides further opportunities for interdisciplinary training.
Grants are awarded for two years and may be extended for several months.
Applicants should be prepared to reside in the Berlin-Potsdam area, to take part in a structured study programme and to commit to an extensive research agenda. Travel expenses, material costs and supplemental funding for families and child care are covered according to DFG guidelines. We especially encourage international applications. As the Freie Universität Berlin aims to increase the number of female researchers, it expressly encourages women to apply. Applications from suitable candidates with severe disabilities will receive preferential treatment.