Call for Papers:
International PhD Workshop on Migration and Integration
July 3-4, 2018 | Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
The Hertie School of Governance in Berlin invites PhD students to participate in a workshop on migration and integration, taking place on July 3-4, 2018. The event is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Berlin Institute for Empirical Research on Migration and Integration (BIM), and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the IPID4all programme “PHD GLOBAL”. Financial support is available to a limited number of students from universities abroad.
In recent years, international migration and the integration of immigrants and their descendants have acquired a great political and social relevance in Europe and beyond. They are poised to remain among the most polarising and policy-relevant topics in the coming decades. However, the debates and controversies surrounding migration and integration are not always supported by sound empirical analyses. In this context, the Hertie School would like to provide an interdisciplinary platform for young scholars to share and discuss their research.
Abstracts of papers focusing on – but not limited to – the following topics are welcome:
• The analysis of international migration flows, including forced migration
• Migration policies and migration flows
• The integration of immigrants into their host countries, in its various dimensions (e.g., economic, social, political)
• Family behaviour of immigrants
• The societal and economic integration of the descendants of migrants
• Political, social and demographic effects of migration on host societies
The aim of the workshop is for PhD students to present their work in an encouraging and relaxed peer environment. We are open to different theoretical and methodological approaches.
In addition we will have a keynote speech from Prof. Dr. Herbert Brücker, director of the BIM.
Workshop format: Participants will present their work in progress in one of the sessions. Fellow PhD students and senior scholars from the Hertie School and partner universities will be present to discuss the papers.
Submissions: Please apply by submitting an abstract (max. 300 words) and a CV by April 30, 2018. Applicants will receive a response by May 15. Accepted applicants are expected to send an extended version (10 pages) 1-2 weeks before the workshop. Please send your applications to: samper[at]hertie-school[dot]org.
Organizing team: The workshop is organized by Michaela Kreyenfeld (PhD director), Herbert Brücker (BIM/HU/IAB), Verena Neumann (Associate for PhD Affairs), Gabriel Tarriba, and Cristina Samper.
Support: Travel and accommodation can be covered by the PHD GLOBAL project for participants affiliated with universities outside of Germany.
Students of one of the doctoral programmes at the Hertie School benefit from generous funding through PHD GLOBAL at different stages of their PhD. The PHD GLOBAL project is promoted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the IPID4all programme. It supports the internationalization of the Programme. Please find a selection of measures funded by PHD GLOBAL below:
Before the start of the programme
- Presentation of our programme at Study Fairs abroad
- Pre-programme visits: International applicants are invited to a campus tour and talks with the potential supervisor and current PhD students
- Support in applying for external scholarships
During your studies
- German courses for international PhD students
- Funding for trips abroad: conferences, research visits, field research, workshops, summer schools (see below)
- Professional skillls workshops such as presentation skills, academic writing, and project management
- Career events that strengthen your international profile
- International PhD conferences
- Exchange with visiting PhD students from abroad
Attending conferences, workshops, winter and summer schools or traveling to collect data are important parts of working on a PhD thesis. The Hertie School of Governance is able to provide limited support for such travel. Hertie School PhD students who travel abroad to collect data, to present their research at conferences, to receive methods training or to spend time as a visiting PhD student at other research institutions, may apply for travel grants through the PHD GLOBAL project,
“As a PhD candidate I benefit from the many opportunities to discuss current research issues with professors and fellow PhD students. The PHD GLOBAL travel funding further allows me to present my research at international conferences, which is a big plus.”Marlene Jugl | Germany | Doctoral Programme in Governance 2015
Visiting PhD Students
The following PhD students are visiting the Hertie School this semester. Some of their research visits are funded PHD GLOBAL project, promoted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of the IPID4all programme.
Bruno Queiroz Cunha (Unidersidad Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
Topic: Regulatory Change and Regulatory Innovation in Brazil (and Other States)
Martina Menghi (Second University of Naples)
Topic: The Posting of Workers in the European Union
Nora Ratzmann (LSE)
Topic: Realising EU Migrants' Social Citizenship Rights at Street-Level: The daily practice of (in)equality of access in German jobcentres
David Schäfer (LSE)
Topic: The Creation of the EU Banking Union: Assessing the interplay of interests and ideas
Tobias Tesche (EUI)
Topic: The Common Knowledge of Banking Union, the ECB and the Sovereign-Bank Nexus
Fall Semester 2016
Andreu, Marco | University of Warwick
The Performative Politics of Social Impact Bonds
Rothstein, Sidney | University of Pennsylvania
Commodification and Control: Tech Worker Responses to Mass Dismissals in Germany and the United States
Woźniakowski, Tomasz | EUI Florence
Towards Fiscalization of the European Union? Sovereign Debt Crisis and the Federal Power to Tax: Lessons from the Early United States in Forging a Fiscal Union
Spring Semester 2016
Aaskoven, Lars | University of Copenhagen
Causes and Consequences of Fiscal Institutions
Chabova, Kristyna | Charles University Prague
Corruption: Is There Any Hope For Post-communist Countries?
Galletti, Francesco | University of Salzburg
Restructuring the EU in and after the Crisis
Karremans, Johannes | EUI Florence
State vs Voters: On Which Side Do (Labor) Parties Stand?
Kinsky, Lucy | IHS Vienna
National Parliamentarians (MPs) and their Patterns of Representation in European Union (EU) Affairs
Nicoli, Francesco | University of Trento
Eurozone’s Functional Disequilibria: A Multidimensional Analysis of the Eurocrisis and of its Political Implications
Schade, Daniel | LSE
Understanding Change in Foreign Policy: The Changing Dynamics of the EU’s Latin America Policy
Sting, Anna | Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam
Functionality of Parliaments in European Economic Policy-Making
Vianello, Ilaria | EUI Florence
Measuring the Union External Action against Administrative Principles and Standards
Wachs, Johannes | CEU Budapest
Corruption Typologies and Network Representations
Wratil, Chistopher | LSE
Patterns of Responsiveness and Policy Representation in European Union Policymaking
DAAD Stipends for non-German doctoral students
Letters of eligibility for DAAD applications
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers stipends to non-German students. The deadline for an application to the DAAD depends on the country of origin. Please check the DAAD website for the deadline that applies to you. It also explains the application procedure.
For the DAAD application, the Hertie School needs to confirm that you are eligible for the School’s doctoral programme. Please note that the DAAD does not require a confirmed PhD supervisor for a structured doctoral programme such as the Doctoral Programme in Governance at the Hertie School, but only a Letter of Eligibility.
If you need a Letter of Eligibility from the Hertie School, please send the short version of your PhD application to phd-applications[at]hertie-school[dot]org including:
- Transcripts and certificates of all acquired university degrees
- Curriculum vitae
- Short research proposal (minimum 3 pages)
- English proficiency proof (TOEFL IBT 100, PBT 600, CBT 250; Cambridge ESOL qualifications CPE C, CAE B; or IELTS overall 7.0 incl. writing score 7.0)
- Please indicate the deadline for DAAD applications in your country of origin and make sure that you submit your short application at least two weeks before the deadline.
Please note that you need to also submit your full PhD application to the Hertie School application portal. We recommend that you submit your application early, before the end of the year, as the DAAD usually hopes for an early admission decision. The Hertie School needs your full PhD application documents to decide on your admission as your scholarship application to the DAAD and your application to the Hertie School doctoral programme are two separate processes.