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The Graduate School of North American Studies (GSNAS) at Freie Universität Berlin invites applications for five doctoral grants with a funding period of three years (1,350 EUR per month, 2021-2024) as well as up to five additional doctoral memberships for candidates who have already obtained third-party funding (starting date: October 1, 2021).


Berlin, October 1, 2021.


Doctoral scholarships are ope to a wide range of field of research: Cultural Studies, Economics, History, Literary Studies, Political Science or Sociology. Only doctoral projects related to the field of North American Studies can be considered.


Applicants will be able to submit their applications via our online platform until November 30, 2020 at 23:59 hours GMT (deadline). Further details can be found on the attached posters on the website at

All application materials (completed application form, statement of purpose of 2 pages, outline of dissertation project of 8-10 pages, curriculum vitae, two recent letters of reference, copies of earned degrees, proof of language skills, and a writing sample) must be submitted by November 30, 2020 on the application portal of the Dahlem Research School. You will find all relevant details on the specificities (length, file size, etc,) of the required documents after registering on the platform. We therefore kindly ask you to refrain from inquiries on application documents before accessing the online application form.

Should doctoral candidates at your institution be interested in a short-term stay (2-6 months) at GSNAS, we would appreciate to receive inquiries at

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