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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

Bucerius Fellow Adam Baczko and his co-authors about the civil war in Syria:

“In the end, polarization and political fragmentation, rather than a product of the Syrian society, reflect the influence of external actors. International and transnational dynamics affected the insurgency’s decentralization even more because of its disorganization..."


NEWS: SAFEResearch handbook online

Bucerius Fellow Ilyas Saliba presenting the SAFEResearch project more