A joint scholarship program is initiated by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Open Society Scholarship Programs. This scholarship is meant to graduate students in the Balkans and graduate students and junior faculty in the Transcaucasian and Central Asian countries of the former Soviet Union.
The main purpose of the scholarship program is to improve the methodology for teaching and research in humanities and social sciences in the region. Along with that, the program will also foster and promote international activities by helping the participants build a social network among themselves and with German academics.
To avail the scholarship for the year 2012-13, candidates from the following countries are eligible to apply:
Armenia, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Serbia, Tajikistan and Ukraine
The scholarship program will be available for: selected one and two-year postgraduate MA programs for those candidates holding the equivalent of a bachelors degree, three-year dissertation fellowships for PhD (Promotion), research fellowships (excluding candidates from Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia ) of six months over two consecutive years.
The scholarship program will cover these fields: Political Science, Sociology and the Social Sciences, International Relations, Law, Economics, European Studies, European Integration, Public Policy and Administration, Public Health, Educational Administration and Philosophy, Peace Studies/Conflict Resolution, International Development Studies and Global Political Economy.
Only selected programs are available for MA (Aufbaustudiengänge) degree students
In order to avail the scholarship, students are expected to have a good knowledge of German Funding for additional language training may be available in German only. Those who wish to follow a course that is taught in English should have a very good command of the English language. They will have to take and pass a TOEFL test.
Applicants who are preselected will have to attend an interview held in their home country, in 2012. There will be two- three German university professors, one DAAD and one Open Society Foundations representative in the selection committee. The Test of German (DSH) will be conducted by DAAD Lecturers.
Participants will be entitled to receive standard DAAD stipends, an allowance for travel to and from host institutions and, if required, a German language course (lasting up to 4 months). PhD students will also get a return trip to their home country after the second year.
The last date for submitting the application is October 31, 2011
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