Research grant in banking and financial history

Graduate Institute of International Studies and Development, Geneva
The International history department of the Graduate Institute, Geneva (GIISD) offers a four year PhD grant to fund a dissertation under the supervision of Professor Marc Flandreau. The grant is sponsored by a private bank and will finance a research project coming under the broad heading “banks and international financial relations in Geneva since the Congress of Vienna”. The grant will provide with the opportunity to work in a first class research environment, with a stimulating team of doctoral students. Excellent candidates are encouraged to apply for this generous grant which also provides a modest research travel subsidy. They are expected to have impeccable credentials in history and/or economic or financial history. Previous experience with working in relevant archive is preferable. Proficient French is required and so is a working knowledge of English, German and Italian a plus. Registration in the PhD program will take effect in September 2015, but it is possible to arrive earlier and begin research from Spring 2015.

Applications must be sent before October 30, 2014. Information requests and application material (including a vitae, a written personal statement, and research samples) are to be sent to de Yixian Sun (yixian.sun  @

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