Call for applications

Two PhD Scholarships in International Security at the Hertie School

Marina Henke, Professor of International Relations, on the Hertie School's PhD programme

The Hertie School is offering two three-year scholarships for exceptional candidates to pursue a full-time PhD in the field of International Security starting from September 2021 onwards. The successful candidates will be regular PhD researchers at the Hertie School and affiliated with the Centre for International Security. The Centre offers close supervision, access to the Hertie School’s library and research services, as well as partnerships with leading international institutions in the field of international security. Berlin itself is a hub for governmental, international and non-governmental organisations in the field of international security. Further information about the Center's faculty and research interests can be found here

We invite candidates with exceptionally strong academic track records to apply. Candidates should have a proven interest broadly related to international security and should hold a master's degree (or equivalent) in international relations, political science, social science or related fields. We are particularly interested in research proposals that cover empirical conflict studies, including civil and ethnonationalist conflict, the consequences of digitalisation for conflict, terrorism, irregular and forced migration, state repression, the measurement of human rights, as well as grand strategy and questions of nuclear and cyber security.

The Hertie School in Berlin prepares doctoral candidates for academic careers in leading universities or as highly-skilled professionals in the government, business, and civil society. Our doctoral education provides rigorous academic training and plenty of opportunities to engage with international experts and scholars.

The Hertie School’s application portal will accept applications between 1 December 2020 and 31 January 2021.

For Information about the required application documents see here. 

Candidates are strongly advised to explore the research profile of the faculty and the research projects hosted at the Centre for International Security before applying.

For more information about Doctoral Programmes at Hertie School see here.