International Scholarships For Doctoral Candidates In Germany

The German Science Foundation funds seven international scholarships for doctoral candidates at Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS) in Germany. Scholarships are available from April 1st, 2014 for three years. There is a teaching obligation of two hours per week for only one semester during the three years. Applicants with disabilities possessing essentially equivalent qualifications will receive preferential consideration. Application should be submitted till October 30th, 2013.

 About Scholarship: These fellowships and scholarships are available from April 1st, 2014, for three years (subject to satisfactory progress reviews after 12 and 24 months). BAGSS is a multidisciplinary Graduate School funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) as part of the German Excellence Initiative. We are seeking to stimulate and guide cutting-edge doctoral research on some of the most crucial challenges modern knowledge-based societies are facing. 

Study:  Specialised research agendas have been grouped into four thematic pillars:
Pillar 1 Education, personal development and learning from early childhood to adulthood
Pillar 2 Education and social inequality across the entire life course
Pillar 3 Changes in human capital, labour markets and demographic structures and their impact on social inequality in modern societies
Pillar 4 Governance, institutional change and political behaviour
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral research programme at Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences.
Scholarship by: The German Science Foundation (DFG)

Eligibility: BAGSS are inviting applications from highly qualified graduates from the fields of Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science, Political Science, Economics, Demography and Statistics. Qualified graduates of related subjects with a strong background in the empirical social sciences are also encouraged to apply. Candidates must hold a Master‘s degree (or equivalent) in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion. Successful applicants will be required to take up their residence in Bamberg, a city noted for its very high quality of life as well as great conditions for research and study. 


Scholarship Open for: International students can apply for the scholarships.

Number of awards: Seven

Duration: Three years 

Value: The scholarships will provide remuneration for the doctoral fellowships is based on Grade E 13 TV-L (50%) of the German Public Service Salary Scale. There is a teaching obligation of two hours per week for only one semester during the three years. Holders of the doctoral scholarships receive a monthly stipend of 1.365 Euro, plus family allowances and child-care expenses in accordance with the DFG guidelines where applicable. 

Apply: The mode of applying is online. Please make sure that your application file contains the following documents:
-a cover letter
-your CV
a one-page abstract of your dissertation exposé
-a dissertation exposé
a scan of all your academic degree certificate(s) and all your university grade transcripts.
-A concise statement on your knowledge of social science research methods.
-Only for applicants funded by an external institution: evidence that funding has been granted. 

Deadline: October 30th, 2013

Further Information:

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