WZB Berlin Social Science Center Offers A.SK Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Germany, 2019

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Scholarship Description:

The new A.SK Fellowships for Postdoctoral candidates are now available on offer and support research on public policy with a focus on economic and governmental reforms. International applicants are very welcome to apply.

Host College/University:

The WZB Berlin Social Science Center conducts basic research with a focus on problems of modern societies in a globalized world. The research is theory-based, problem-oriented, often long-term and mostly based on international comparisons.

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Degree level:

Fellowships are available to Postdoctoral candidates.

Field of Study:

The fellowships give younger social scientists the opportunity to work on a one year project contributing to social and political reform.

Scholarship Award: 

Monthly stipends amount to € 2,400.


International applicants are very welcome to apply.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

The postdoctoral fellowships are part of the A.SK Academic Prize program which also includes the A.SK Social Science Award awarded bi-annually to outstanding research on social and governmental reform. The prizes are named after their sponsors Angela and Shu Kai Chan.

International applicants are very welcome to apply. Fellowships may be non-resident or combined with an affiliation at the WZB. Any residency at the WZB needs to be cleared with the intended host research unit at the WZB. Please attach a corresponding letter of invitation to your application.

English Language Requirements: 

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Applying procedure Instructions: 

Please submit applications to the WZB (including a cover letter, a CV, a copy of your PhD certificate or suitable alternative proof of having completed your PhD, a list of your publications and unpublished papers) by February 1, 2019, along with two letters of recommendation (to be sent separately by your referees). Applications should also include a work plan of one page outlining the schedule of the research project to be conducted by means of the A.SK fellowship. The applications should be written in English and be sent to a.sk-at-wzb.eu (max 4 MB).


Scholarship Official Web Links:

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Scholarship Deadline:

February 1, 2019.

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