GEAS General Training Programme and Fellowships
We invite applications for the GEAS full-time PhD programme for 2016.
Up to 12 candidates may receive a grant funded through the Graduate School. The Graduate School will also consider to accept up to three candidates who receive funding either from other Freie Universität Berlin programs, from partner institutions in East Asia (CSC, etc.), or through scholarships provided by German or international organizations.
Doctoral dissertations at GEAS are expected to analyze the institutional environment of social, political, cultural and economic actors in the East Asian region (China, Japan and/or Korea). All dissertation research at GEAS will be conducted in the context of the three interconnected research lenses of its academic profile: (1) the origin and change of institutions in East Asia, (2) the effects institutions have on processes related to globalization and modernization in East Asia on the side of governments, bureaucracies or business and individual life-styles or related preferences, and, finally, (3) the interdependencies of institutions in East Asia within and beyond its regional boundaries.
Applications should include a CV, a letter of academic interest, a brief outline of the prospective dissertation topic (maximum 6 pages), a schedule for the dissertation, and copies of certificates of your relevant degrees and language skills. Two letters of recommendation shall be sent directly by your referees to GEAS via the online application system.
For questions on admission and the online portal, please also consult the Admission FAQ.
For additional information, please check our website and feel free to contact us at application[at]geas.fu-berlin.de. Interviews for the general GEAS progamme will start in February 2016.
No legal entitlement shall be constituted by applying to the program. Reasons for rejections will not be disclosed