Saturday, August 23, 2008

12 Doctoral Fellowships

Outstanding candidates with a background in Applied Ethics, Economics,
Psychology or Sociology and who are interested in interdisciplinary
research are invited to apply for 12 Doctoral Fellowships within the Jena Graduate School Human Behaviour in Social and Economic Change (GSBC).

The Graduate School is a recently established university institution
located at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. It is a joint
initiative of scholars of the School of Social and Behavioural
Sciences, the School of Economics and Business Administration, and the
Max Planck Institute of Economics. Currently, the major contributing
disciplines are Applied Ethics, Economics, Psychology and Sociology.
Their common research topic within the GSBC is the analysis of human
behaviour with an emphasis on social and economic change. The
principal research focus of the GSBC is interdisciplinary. For further
information, especially on the research programme, please visit

Applicants are expected to hold a Diplom or a Masters Degree with
honours in one of the above mentioned disciplines or an equivalent
degree in a related discipline. Fellows will actively and permanently
participate in the study and research programme of the Graduate
School. Therefore all fellows are expected to choose Jena as their
place of residence.

Fellowships start on October 1st, 2008 (Deadline for application: 23
August 2008) and on January 1st, 2009 (Deadline for application: 30
September 2008). All fellowships include funding for up to three years
(2+1). Research will be conducted in English.

Candidates should e-mail their CV, transcripts of degrees, a writing
example (about 10 pages, for example an extract from the diploma or
master thesis), a brief outline of a potential dissertation project
within the GSBC, a letter of interest, the application form and two
letters of reference from academic teachers to: The application form is available on The letters of reference should be directly sent
to us by the recommenders.

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