Call for applications

Two PhD Stipends in International Security, especially Empirical Conflict Studies

The newly-established Centre for International Security Policy (CISP) is located in the heart of Berlin and aims to advance our understanding of the complex security challenges of the 21st century. We are particularly interested in empirical conflict studies, including (but not limited to) civil and ethnonationalist conflict, the consequences of digitalisation for conflict, terrorism, state repression, the measurement of human rights, as well as interstate conflict and questions of nuclear and cyber security.

Dissertation advisors from the CISP are Professors Gohdes (joining in 2019) and Wucherpfennig. Please familiarise yourself with their research profiles before you apply.

As a stipend holder, you are fully integrated in the CISP. The CISP offers you close supervision, an individual workplace, access to the Hertie School’s library and research services, a high-ranking academic colloquium series and partnerships with leading international institutions in the field.

In addition, you will be part of the Berlin Graduate School for Global and Transregional Studies (BGTS). BGTS also includes researchers of the Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script” (SCRIPTS) in which the Hertie School participates. BGTS builds on the successful programme of the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS) which will be integrated into the new programme. BGTS offers a rigorous and dynamic English-language PhD programme comprising state-of-the-art survey classes, solid training in research methods and design, soft skills courses, and individualised supervision.

Please submit your application via the BGTS online form. The application period begins on 1 December 2018 and ends on 31 January 2019. For further information, please contact info[at]transnationalstudies[dot]eu.

In addition to the application materials required by the BGTS, please mention the the name(s) of potential dissertation advisors (Gohdes, Wucherpfennig) in your letter of motivation.