The GHI and Sorbonne Political Research Center (CREPOS-UCAD), Dakar calls for applications for prospective PhD students who are able to successfully complete PhD thesis, which follows the general thematic frame of the project on “The bureaucratisation of African societies”.
The German Historical Institute in Paris is part of the Max Weber Foundation – German Arts and Humanities Institutes Abroad (MWS).
Knowledge of German, French or English is required. It is an advantage to know at least two of the languages. Knowledge of at least one African language is welcome.
Course Level: Awards are available for pursuing research and write to PhD thesis at the University Cheikh Anta Diop.
Study Subject: Awards will work project on the project “The bureaucratisation of African societies”.
Worth of Award
Successful candidates are also expected to participate in the academic and logistic organisation of research activities, seminars and conferences in the context of the programme. Institute search for young scholars with team spirit and willing to take responsibility.
Applicants must meet the following guidelines

  • The announcement invites young scholars to apply for the awards, who are already registered as PhD students or who have the necessary qualification to do so. Writing a PhD at one of the partner institutes is encouraged.
  • Interested candidates who are currently completing a Masters programme are also eligible if they have a confirmation of a future PhD supervisor to supervise the dissertation.
  • Possible fields are history, sociology, political science, anthropology or other related disciplines.
  •  Citizens for Germany and France can apply for these awards.

How to Apply
Applications are to be submitted electronically, in one PDF-file, to the application office of the GHIP. A copy of their degree (Master or equivalent); for candidates who are currently completing their Masters: a copy of the last degree and an acknowledgement of the future PhD supervisor to supervise the dissertation. A copy of the Master certificate has to be submitted before the start of the scholarship. For all:

  • Cover letter.
  • CV, including, if existent, a list of publications and international experience.
  • Project description, in French, English or German, which includes:
    -Title, which reflects the main topic of the project;
    -Abstract (150 words);
    -Presentation of the research project (ca. 2000 words), including Main question/argument, research goal, hypothesis, based on the current state of research and research method(s) and sources;
  • Literature list (not more than one page).
  • A declaration of agreement of the (future) supervisor that the candidate may participate in this programme.
  • A recommendation letter from the (future) supervisor (this letter has to be sent separately by the author.

Deadline: The application deadline is November 1, 2016.
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