The University of Bamberg offers up to 6 starter scholarships for doctoral students to write doctoral thesis at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences.

The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS) is a multidisciplinary Graduate School funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) as part of the German Excellence Initiative. The School was established in 2010 to create an innovative working and learning environment for exceptionally qualified doctoral researchers.

If English is not their native tongue, they will need to provide an English language proficiency proof when being shortlisted and invited for an interview.Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral research programme at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences for projects that fit with at least one of School’s four 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

Worth of Award

  • 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

Eligibility

  • Open to 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.
  • 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.

 

How to Apply

If students wish to apply for a Starter Scholarship, then they should apply online, using an electronic form. Application documents need to be saved as pdf in the following order:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research proposal(s)
  • Scan of all academic degree certificates and all university grade transcripts
  • Statement on knowledge of research methods
  • Proof of English skills (if available)

Deadline: The deadline for application is October 31st, 2016.

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