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IZA-BIGSSS-Fellowships on Comparative Labour Market Research

Posted: 3/30/2018 (Employment)

The IZA-BIGSSS-Fellowships on Comparative Labour Market Research is a research-related, integrated doctoral program funded by the renowned Institute of Labor Economics (Das Institut zur Zukunft der Arbeit). The program is fully operated by BIGSSS, granting all fellows unrestricted access to the resources of the graduate school.

BIGSSS is part of an international network of highly acknowledged graduate programs. It supports doctoral fellows in achieving early scientific independence and provides funds for the conduct, presentation, and publishing of their research. The language of instruction is English. In order to allow all of our fellows to engage into mutual discussions with other fellows and BIGSSS faculty and staff, English language proficiency at the level of C1 is required. PhD theses are typically written in English.

In addition to the regular curricular obligations at BIGSSS that will define the first three semesters of the program, the fellowship also provides for a practical, research-oriented part starting with the fourth semester. Fellows will then be working on their own dissertation projects at IZA, raising and analyzing data and getting valuable insights in the functioning of a large research institute. During the whole time, fellows will commit themselves to mandatory parts of the BIGSSS curriculum such as workshops, colloquiums and institutional meetings. IZA-BIGSSS-fellows will receive demand-tailored theoretical and methodological training and acquire teaching experience in small seminars.

Admitted fellows of the BIGSSS IZA Regular PhD will be offered a limited-time work contract (42 months, 65% TV-L 13), contingent on successful completion of all curricular requirements of the program. To support its PhD fellows, the fellowship also provides funds for conducting, presenting and publishing research.

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Deadline: 04/15/2018

Location: Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences