Call for Application

Two PhD Stipends in European Affairs at the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin

The Jacques Delors Institute Berlin, Centre for European Affairs at the Hertie School of Governance, offers two three-year stipends for full-time PhD studies starting 1 September 2019.

The newly-established Delors Institute is located in the heart of Berlin and builds on a community of more than 30 researchers at all career stages, working in the areas of law, political science and economics. Researchers at the Delors Institute cover issues as variegated as the EU’s democratic legitimacy, the workings of the Union’s institutions or the integration of core state powers in an era of protracted crises and mounting Euroscepticism. Institute members are additionally interested in European law topics, such as the reasoning and political impact of the EU Courts, the constitutional and fundamental rights structure of the EU, and the impact of EU law on policy crises such as in the Euro area, refugee protection or the rule of law. To develop practical solutions for issues of EU governance, the Delors Institute moreover comprises a successful think tank branch. For more information visit delors.hertie-school.org.

Dissertation advisors from the Delors institute are Professors Dawson, Enderlein, Hallerberg, Jachtenfuchs and Reh. Please make yourself familiar with their research profile before you apply.

As a stipend holder, you are fully integrated in the Delors Institute community. The Delors Institute 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. There are also close ties to the other doctoral programmes at the Hertie School.

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 name(s) of potential dissertation advisors (Dawson, Enderlein, Hallerberg, Jachtenfuchs, Reh) in your letter of motivation.