Application as an Associate


Associates are working in a third-party funded project at the GIGA and pursue their doctoral degree at the same time. The status of an associate therefore only applies to members of the GIGA. Please refer to the GIGA jobs website for further information on employment opportunities at GIGA that allow for the simultaneous pursuit of a doctoral degree.

Associates are enrolled automatically to the GIGA Doctoral Programme. As an associate you:

  • can attend (free) courses on methods and some selected substantive themes hosted by the GIGA
  • have access to all courses by the Graduate School of the WiSo-Faculty at the University of Hamburg
  • have the possibility to apply for additional mobility grants for field work and conference attendance as well as for visiting your supervisor.

Upon your arrival at the GIGA, please provide the coordinator of the GIGA DP with the following information:

  • the project you are working on at the GIGA
  • the university where you are enrolled as a doctoral student
  • the name(s) of your supervisor(s).

For additional information, please refer to our FAQs.