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Contestation Past and Present:

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Institutions, Processes and Orders

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Call for Applications 2016

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.


Analysing change

Bucerius Fellow Iryna Solonenko about resistance to change in Ukraine:

Post-Euromaidan Ukraine has to deal not only with the legacy of Yanukovych's four-year rule but of previous authorities all the way back to the early 1990s. In the absence of any serious transformation, cosmetic changes or partial reforms created a system of state capture under the auspices of a small circle of political and economic actors who offered society at large only limited access or none at all to decision-making processes and public resources.



22 scholarships and grants awarded


Field Trip to Kyiv

October 2016