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Information Centre Ankara

Atatürk Bulvarı No.141
Bulvar Palas İş Merkezi
B Blok No 97
TR - 06640 Bakanlıklar / Ankara

Tel: (312) 419 35 54
Fax: (312) 419 35 68
E-Mail :daad.ankara@daad.de

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“Trajectories of Change”, Ph.D. Scholarships in Humanities and Social Sciences

Call for Applications


“Trajectories of Change”, Ph.D. Scholarships in Humanities and Social Sciences


Focus 2015: The State of the State: Organizing Power, Authority and Legitimacy




Both the on-going fragmentation in Syria and the progressing territorial disintegration of Ukraine demonstrate currently the radical character of changes in the European neighbourhood. Numerous states are dramatically challenged in their function as administrative, political and territorial entities. They are subject to violent transformations and their viability is being increasingly questioned. Which role do states play in transformation periods and in revolutionary situations? Are they still the key analytical category for analyzing the political change?


The scholarship programme “Trajectories of Change” addresses historical and current transformation processes in the European neighbourhood. It offers stipends and fieldwork grants for Ph.D. students in the humanities and social sciences, and supports both empirical research and projects centred on theoretical reflection. For 2015, applications dealing with the role of the state in transformation processes are especially welcome. Innovative research questions and comparative approaches are highly encouraged.



The programme offers flexible funding schemes for Ph.D. students at various stages of their dissertation research as well as for graduate students in the phase of Ph.D. project development:

-          Ph.D. Scholarships

-          Dissertation Completion Scholarships

-          Pre-Doctoral Research Grants

-          Fieldwork Grants



-       Applicants must be Ph.D. students of social sciences or humanities. Prospective Ph.D. students can apply     for Pre-Doctoral Research Grants.

-       Deadline 26 February 2015 for a stipend starting in September 2015

-       Please apply online at www.trajectories-of-change.de with Ph.D. proposal and two references.


Further information: www.trajectories-of-change.de.

Here you can download the Call for Applications.