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Call for Applications for scholarships and places in our doctoral programme 2023

Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGSMCS) Call for Applications and Guidelines   The Graduate School is a joint project by Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO).  As a part of Freie Universität Berlin’s Department of History and Cultural Studies, our offices are situated on Freie Universität Berlin’s campus in Berlin Dahlem.   Programme The BGSMCS  supports doctoral candidates who develop academically well-founded and relevant answers to questions arising in various research areas under the thematically umbrella of Muslim cultures and societies. It also gives them access to a broad academic network. The program is ideal for highly qualified, socially engaged, and globally thinking, active young scholars from all over the world. For further information see: https://www.bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de.   Scholarships For admissions in October 2024, the doctoral programme will award two stipends each from the DAAD and the Gerda Henkel Foundation.  The scholarships include a monthly living stipend as well as travel and material funds. Other candidates will be supported in applying for other doctoral fellowships, e.g. Elsa Neumann Foundation. Doctoral candidates with an individual scholarship (no private funding) can also apply for association in the doctoral programme.   Application Requirements An application comprises the following documents: Curriculum Vitae (CV / Resume) and motivation letter  Supervisors and disciplines, eligibility Outline of your dissertation project Letters of recommendation  Language skills  Original and certified copies of degrees Submission of application Schedule The attached guideline will help you to prepare your application.    The application package, complete with all documents, needs to be submitted via the application platform:   https://www.drs.fu-berlin.de/user/register?field_i_want_to_apply_for=709 . The platform only accepts pdf documents as uploads.   The documents must also not be  read-only .   The application deadline is 1 November 2023, 12:00 noon (CET). Prospective applicants are invited to join our live Q&A session on October 4, 2023, at 2pm CET   via Webex: tinyurl.com/yckndx9d  ( Password: graduate).   If you have further questions that are not addressed in the guideline or in the FAQ on our website, please contact us under this Email address:  application@bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de . We look forward to receiving your application!

Aug 30, 2023

Q&A for Graduate School Applicants

Wednesday,  4 October 2023, 2-3 pm (CET) Berlin Graduate School of Muslim   Cultures and Societies Join us via Webex: tinyurl.com/yckndx9d Password: graduate PDF

Aug 09, 2023

Visit from the Gerda Henkel Foundation at the Villa

Dr. Angela Kühnen and Thomas Podranski from the Gerda Henkel Foundation visited us at our Grad School at Hittorf-18 on May 11 to have a lunch talk with our GHS fellows.

Mar 23, 2023

Birgit Krawietz receives DRS Supervision Award 2022

Congratulations to our PI Birgit Krawietz for winning the DRS Supervision Award 2022!

Mar 20, 2023

Student Assistant Position at the BGSMCS

Apply as a Student Assistant at the BGSMCS until April 15, 2023

Mar 01, 2023

Olly Akkerman receives MELA Book Award 2022

Congratulations to Olly Akkerman for winning the MELA Book Award 2022! She was honoured for her book "A Neo-Fatimid Treasury of Books: Arabic Manuscripts among the Alawi Bohras of South Asia" (Edinburgh University Press, 2022).

Feb 23, 2023

Philip Geisler receives Krupp Foundation Fellowship for Visiting Researchers at Stanford

We warmly congratulate Philip Geisler to receiving a fellowship from the Krupp Foundation.

Feb 19, 2023

Prof. Beatrice Gründler Awarded with Honorary Doctorate from Leiden University

We warmly congratulate our PI Beatrice Gründler to receiving an honorary doctorate from Leiden University, the Netherlands.

Nov 08, 2022

Postdoc Position at the BGSMCS

Apply as a Research Assistant at the BGSMCS until November 21, 2022

Oct 11, 2022

Book presentation "Charity in Saudi Arabia: Civil Society under Authoritarianism" by Nora Derbal

On October 11, 2022, 5 pm, our alumna Nora Derbal will discuss her new monography with Elad Giladi and Inken Wiese at ZMO. Moderated by Ulrike Freitag. You are cordially invited to join us for the book presentation!

Sep 26, 2022

Panel discussion with Gudrun Krämer: "Between Islamism and Western modernity"

Panel discussion of the Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script (SCRIPTS)", September 12, 2022.

Sep 09, 2022

Public lecture by Lewis R. Gordon (8 July) and workshop "What is it to be human?" (7-8 July)

You are cordially invited to attend the public lecture by Prof. Dr. Lewis R. Gordon entitled “The Human Question”. The lecture will be held in person and NO registration is required . Time & location of the public lecture : Friday, 08 July 2022, 6.00 pm, Freie Universität Berlin Auditorium, Hörsaal 1b, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin.  Find more details about the public lecture and the speaker here . This lecture is organized in the framework of the Replito international workshop on “ What is it to be human? Engaging the possibilities of living together ” . Find the detailed program here . The workshop will be held in person atBerlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Address: Hittorfstraße 18, 14195 Berlin . To register for the workshop, please contact: ( m.alzayed@fu-berlin.de )   For more information about these and other Replito events/activities, please click here .

Jul 05, 2022

Jannis Grimm Receives APSA MENA Dissertation Award 2022

Congratulations to our alumnus Jannis J. Grimm for winning the APSA MENA Dissertation Award 2022! He was honoured by the MENA section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) for his dissertation "Contested Legitimacies. Repression and Revolt in Post-Revolutionary Egypt".

Jun 21, 2022

Lecture Series: Researching Asia - Digital Research Methods in (Post-)Pandemic Times

Your are cordially invited to a lecture series coordinated by the Working Group "Researching Asia in Times of a Pandemic" by Andrea Fleschenberg (HU), Sarah Holz (HU) and Salman Khan (King's College).

Jun 07, 2022

Online World Café: "Path to the PhD. Which funding suits me?"

The  WorldCafé on "Wege in die Promotion. Welche Stiftung passt zu mir?"  is jointly organised by BGSMCS and  Friedrich Schlegel Graduiertenschule für literaturwissenschaftliche Studien (FSGS) . The series aims at providing an overview on the scholarship opportunities of German research foundations, and to start a dialogue between foundations and students interested in doing a PhD. In the webinar meetings, you have the opportunity to ask your questions to officials of different foundations. The webinars will be in German.

Mar 25, 2022