The Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin offer six scholarships for a PhD in History at the International Max Planck Research School for Moral Economies of Modern Societies (IMPRS Moral Economies).
The PhD program of the IMPRS Moral Economies supports research projects that investigate the values, emotions, and habits that informed and inspired modern social formations, particularly in Europe, North America, and South Asia. The relationship between modern history of emotions and the development, consolidation and transformation of morals stands at the center of the research focus.
Highly motivated M. A. (respectively M. Phil. or equivalent) graduates in History or a related field (e.g. Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Literature) with an outstanding academic record and a strong interest in the relevant topics are encouraged to apply.
Application deadline: December 1st, 2014.
The PhD scholarships will commence on October 1st, 2015. Candidates admitted to the IMPRS Moral Economies receive a monthly grant to cover their living expenses, presently set at 1,365€. The funding is initially for two years, with consecutive extensions up to a maximum of four years, pending successful progress evaluations.