Research stay at UC Berkeley for PhD students
Since 2019, doctoral students from the Faculty have had the opportunity of a three-month research stay at UCB. The partnership between the Institute of European Studies at UCB and the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology includes the exchange of two doctoral students per year. The exchange is coordinated at the UCB by the IES, but visits to other humanities and social science institutes at UCB are also possible.
Call for proposals
As part of the partnership between the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) and FAU, coordinated by the Institute of European Studies at UCB and the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology at FAU, the Faculty advertises the coordinated visit of two doctoral students at UCB. The doctoral students take part in the UCB onboarding program and receive the status of visiting student researchers. The start of the program or arrival is usually the second half of August at the beginning of the fall semester 2023 at UCB. The duration of the stay is three months.
- Affiliation of the doctoral supervisor to the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology
- Academically justified interest in a stay at UCB
- Very good knowledge of spoken and written English
- Openness to the culture of the host country
Application documents and procedure
Please submit an up-to-date curriculum vitae with your application, along with an exposé of around 3 pages (around 1500 words) that clearly explains the status of your research work, and a letter of motivation of 1-2 pages (around 900 words) explaining the importance of your stay at UCB for your research project. If possible, name specific contact persons at the UCB. Your documents must also show your affiliation with FAU.
The application deadline is January 9, 2023. The selection interviews will take place on January 13, 2023. As a selected candidate, you undertake to apply to the DAAD program “Research Grants for Doctoral Students (Forschungsstipendien für Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden)” by March 15, 2023, in order to secure the funding of your stay. The IO will offer support in this.