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Berlin International College of Research and Graduate Training — BIRT

The BIRT brings together an in­ternational network of researchers and research as well as early career development for young re­searchers under one roof.

As a union between the Berlin Graduate School for Global and Transregional Studies (BGTS) and the International Research College (IRC), BIRT combines graduate training with the integration of all doctoral researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and international visiting scholars into an inspiring research community.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse directs the BIRT with Dr. Matthias Hahn as Academic Coordinator.

Affiliation as a guest researcher

Excellent researchers at all levels of qualification are always welcome to spend a month or more at SCRIPTS for intellectual exchange and global networking. The IRC invites scholars from around the world, especially those from international partner universities and the Global South. The visiting scholar programme aims in particular at supporting early careers. SCRIPTS invites researchers who bring either a project initiative with corresponding funding on their own or a project initiative that is targeted at external funding programmes. Guest researchers who are still in the process of applying for external funding can apply for affiliation with SCRIPTS and gain support in the application process. Fellows are selected in cooperation with the Research Units and with an emphasis on equal opportunities and diversity within SCRIPTS.


The Berlin International College of Research and Graduate Training (BIRT)
Boltzmannstraße 20, 14197 Berlin
Room EG E225, E225a and E225b
Early Career Ombudsperson

SCRIPTS maintains an honorary ombudsperson who provides doctoral researchers and postdoctoral fellows confidential consultation on challenges encountered in research projects, supervision, mentoring, or other issues.

Prof. Dr. Schirin Amir-Moazami