Both types of scholarships are available from October 1st, 2018.
We welcome applications from graduates aiming to write their
doctoral thesis at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social
Sciences. A scholarship will enable you to develop an excellent
research proposal and submit it to appropriate funding bodies.
The Graduate School supports scholarship holders through
personal mentoring, workshops and support services.
The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences is a
multidisciplinary Graduate School funded by the German
Research 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.
- DAAD scholarships for international candidates are available
for three years.
- Starter scholarships are available for one year.
Qualification & Requirements
We are inviting applications by highly qualified graduates from
the fields of Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science, Political
Science, Labour and Educational Economics, Demography
and Statistics. Candidates must hold a Master’s degree (or
equivalent) in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very
close to completion. International applications are encouraged
but successful applicants will be required to take up their
residence in Bamberg, a city noted for its high quality of life and
great conditions for research and study. DAAD scholarships
amount to a monthly stipend of 1,000 EUR, plus insurance and
other allowances according to the DAAD guidelines. Starter
scholarships amount to a monthly stipend of 1,468 Euro, plus
family allowances and child-care expenses in accordance with
the DFG guidelines where applicable. The Graduate School is
committed to diversity, equal opportunities and the compatibility
of family and career within its statutory obligations.