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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.



20 scholarships and grants awarded

Analysing change

Isabelle Werenfels, Member of the Advisory Board, about current protests in Algeria and democratization efforts in Tunisia:


“What makes this round of protests different from other recent ones in Algeria is that they are primarily political.”



“Opinions both in Tunisia and abroad differ about the state of Tunisia’s political development (…). While some consider its democratisation to be virtually complete, others fear a relapse into autocracy.”