PhD Scholarships in Study of Regional Powers at GIGA-University of Hamburg

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8 PhD Scholarships at (GIGA) German Institute of Global and Area Studies, University of Hamburg, Study of Regional PowersLocation: Germany
Institution Type: Other
Position Type: Doctoral Fellow
Main Category: Area Studies/Ethnic Studies
Secondary Categories: Political Science/Internation al Relations


GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Universit Hamburg, Regional Powers Hamburg International Graduate School for the Study of Regional Powers.

Fundamental shifts within the global and regional architecture of power are expected in the coming decades. However, the new global and regional configurations of the twenty-first century are currently only partially understood. The newly established Hamburg International Graduate School for the Study of Regional Powers analyzes the emerging power shifts among non-European regions and states, related conflicts with respect to regional leadership within these regions as well as competition for spheres of influence, and the global formation of governance structures among new regional powers and the `old` powers of the OECD world.

Within the school, applications are being invited for 8 Ph.D. scholarships starting 1 April 2010, for a duration of three years. The programme is open to young academics in the fields of international relations/international political economy and comparative area studies. Applicants must have an excellent M.A. or equivalent degree in hand by the time of appointment. We strongly encourage young candidates from abroad to apply.

Interested persons should send a letter of interest, their CV, an abstract and the table of contents of their M.A. thesis or diploma, a longer (max. 10 pages) outline of their planned Ph.D. project, copies of all relevant academic certificates (M.A., B.A., etc.), and two letters of recommendation to the following address: Regional Powers, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Neuer Jungfernstieg 21, 20354 Hamburg.

The GIGA promotes gender equality and actively encourages applications from women. Among equally qualified applicants, women will receive preferential consideration in those areas in which they are underrepresented.

Further particulars can be found at

For informal inquiries, please contact PD Dr. Dirk Nabers (, Head of Research Programme 4: Power, Norms and Governance in International Relations.

Screening of applications will begin on 03 January 2010.

Contact Info:
Regional Powers
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Neuer Jungfernstieg 21
20354 Hamburg


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