Apply for BIGSSS Summer School Program

Deadline: 18 March 2016
Open to: PhD and advanced Master students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine
Venue: 27 June-2 July 2016, Germany


Each year, the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) organizes summer school programs with varying research focuses from one of BIGSSS’ thematic fields. The aim of the BIGSSS summer school program is to support young social scientists by opening a cross-border dialogue on theoretical questions and methodological approaches to current matters of social science research.

The next BIGSSS Summer School on “Intergroup conflict and its resolution-the case of Ukraine” will take place 27 June-2 July, 2016 on the campus of Jacobs University Bremen.

This year’s program is structured around two core elements:

  1. Presentations by renowned lecturers (with discussion);
  2. Presentations and discussion of participants‘ own projects.


The Summer School is targeted at PhD and advanced master students in political science, psychology, sociology, and history with research projects that focus on democratization and civil society, peace and conflict, or intergroup relations.

Please note: Due to the funding regulations of the DAAD, only members of academic institutions from the following countries are eligible to apply: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine, regardless of their citizenship.


  • There is no program fee;
  • Accepted participants of the BIGSSS Summer School 2016 receive full room and board on the campus of Jacobs University Bremen;
  • There will be a country-specific maximum support of accepted fellows concerning their travel expenses following the funding guidelines of the DAAD: Armenia EUR 700, Azerbaijan EUR 675, Belarus EUR 350, Georgia EUR 575, Moldova EUR 300, Poland EUR 200, and Ukraine EUR 325.

How to apply?

Candidates apply with their own research projects and are asked to submit a brief research sketch(minimally five, maximally ten pages), a CV and a letter of recommendation.

Please send your application electronically and as one composite pdf-file to: summerschool(_a_) latest by 18 March 2016. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

For more information please visit the offical website.

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