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Transnational and

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Regional Dynamics

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Call for Applications 2018

Ph.D. Scholarships in
Humanities and Social Sciences


“Trajectories of Change” addresses historical and current transformation processes in the European neighbourhood. The programme offers stipends and fieldwork grants for Ph.D. students in the humanities and social sciences studying political and social change in Eastern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East as well as Central Asia.


Analysing change

“I am switching attention from the metropolis, which has been studied quite well, and propose to investigate the situation on the fringes of the former Russian Empire where major Muslim intellectuals experimented with combinations of Islamic and Socialist ideas. They thereby built on the local and international projects of Islamic reformism, and integrated Islamic ideas of ‘progress’ into the discourse of the Bolsheviks.”

Interview with Bucerius Fellow Naira Sahakyan on her project "Islamic Reformism and the Bolshevik Revolution in Daghestan, 1917-1928" published at TRAFO Blog for Transregional Research



20 scholarships and grants awarded


91 fellows in five generations
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