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Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences

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The Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences – Linking Theory and Empirical Research (July 15-27, 2012) aims at promoting young researchers by strengthening their methodological understandingin linking theory and empirical research.

The Berlin Summer School is a joint endeavor of two of Germany’s leading socialscience institutions, the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) atHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).The two-week summer school both attracts internationally renowned scholars anddraws on Berlin-based faculty. Among the confirmed international lecturers are DeliaBaldassarri (Princeton University), Peter Bearman (Columbia University), Mark Bevir(UC Berkeley), Craig Calhoun (NYU/LSE), Donatella Della Porta (EUI), Ronald Inglehart(University of Michigan), and Klaus von Beyme (Universität Heidelberg).The international summer school is open to thirty PhD candidates. Due to generousfunding by the BGSS and the WZB, there will be no tuition fee. We have applied foradditional funding and thus might be able to cover travel and accommodation costs forall participants. A decision is expected soon. Five ECTS Credit Points can be grantedupon successful completion.

The call for applications has opened. Applications can be submitted online via theapplication form until March 31, 2012.

For additional information, please visit the webpage  or contact directly Andreas Schäfer at

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