Zeit-Stiftung Beyond Borders Scholarship Program 2020/2021


Applications are welcomed for the ZEIT-Stiftung BEYOND BORDERS Scholarship Program 2020/2021. BEYOND BORDERS supports research about borders and boundaries in past and present times. It promotes interdisciplinary exchange in social sciences and humanities.

Research Theme: The Call for Applications 2020 is open till January 15, 2021, and focuses “Borders, Democracy and Security”.

Topics of Interest: Questions concerning borders, state transformation, democracy, social welfare, and security are the focus of the current call for applications for Ph.D. scholarships. We encourage applications for projects concentrating on following aspects, although other topics will also be considered:

  1. the conceptual construction of borders,
  2. the changing nature and functionality of national borders and its effect on regionalization,
  3. materiality and symbolism of borders,
  4. transformation of border and regional regimes,
  5. supra- and sub-national integration,
  6. citizenship and belonging,
  7. security and securitization,
  8. transnational social protection,
  9. cultural borders and their manifestation in arts and cultural production.

Qualifications / ELIGIBILITY

  1. PhD. students worldwide studying borders and bordering phenomena in different regions of the world.
  2. Both empirical research themes based on extensive fieldwork and projects centered on theoretical reflection are eligible for support.
  3. Innovative and challenging research questions as well as comparative approaches are highly welcome.

Fellowship BENEFITS

BEYOND BORDERS provides scholarships for different stages of Ph.D. research. Namely –

  1. Start Up Scholarships
    This is for advanced master’s students and Ph.D. students in an early stage of project formulation
    Duration: Ten months
    Fellowships: € 1,200
    Dissertation Proposal Development Workshop
  2. D. Scholarships
    This is for Ph.D. students enrolled in Ph.D. programs or admitted to an individual Ph.D. scheme
    Duration: one to three years
    Fellowships: € 1,400
    Yearly Students’ Conference
  3. Dissertation Completion Scholarships
    for advanced Ph.D. students
    Duration: one year
    Fellowships: € 1,400
    Yearly Students’ Conference

APPLication Procedure

For more information and to apply, please visit the official (link given below)
Application Deadline: 15 January 2021
Open to: Ph.D. students worldwide studying borders and bordering phenomena in different regions of the world
Benefits: fully- funded

Quick Overview————-

Organization:              Zeit-Stiftung

Fellowship Level:       PhD

Country:                        Germany

Subject areas:              Social Sciences & Humanities: Borders, Democracy and Security

Fellowship:                    Varies

Eligibility:                     Open for all nationalities

Deadline:                       15 January 2021


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