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The Berlin Summer School of Social Science International Program 2011, Germany

The “Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences – Linking Theory and Empirical Research” seeks to promote young researchers by strengthening their methodological understanding in linking theory and empirical research.
The summer school is designed for PhD candidates who have already begun planning their doctoral projects in detail or are currently working on them. All applicants should already be enrolled in the PhD studies and should be pursuing doctoral dissertations that take the themes of the Berlin Summer School into consideration. For applicants in 5-year doctoral programs, we would generally recommend applying no earlier than the 2nd year of studies.
We will select thirty international participants based on academic achievement and motivation as reflected in a CV and motivation statement.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 May 2011

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Doctoral Programs (DKs) at FWF 2011, Austria

Doctoral Programs form centres of education for highly qualified young scientists from the Austrian and international scientific community. The programme should support centres of excellence at Austrian research institutions and help ensure the continuity and impact of such centres. A Doctoral Program may only be established at a research institution that is entitled to award doctoral qualifications.
A Doctoral Program is a unit formed as a result of a joint undertaking by several scientists or scholars (at least 5, at most 20) whose research is of an internationally leading standard. Based on a clearly defined mid-term research programme (ideally transcending traditional borders between disciplines), these scientists should offer a structured educational programme to doctoral students. Doctoral Programs should primarily be established in close cooperation with existing large-scale research programmes (SFB or NFN).

Scholarship Application Deadline: May be submitted at any time, the deadline for submitting a concept is 2nd November 2011 for decision in 2012.

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