6 Starter Scholarships For Doctoral Candidates, University of Bamberg, Germany


October 31, 2016

Opportunity Cover Image - 6 Starter Scholarships For Doctoral Candidates, University of Bamberg, Germany

The scholarships are available from April 1st, 2017, for one year.

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.


BAGSS supports scholarship holders through personal mentoring, workshops and support services. 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 knowledgebased societies are facing.


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. 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.

Thematic Pillars

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

The deadline for the submission of your application is Monday, October 31st, 2016. For further information about BAGSS, the application process and the required documents, please click "Further Official Information" below.

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September 14, 2016
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