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Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS)
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2 DAAD GSSP SCHOLARSHIPS
6 STARTER SCHOLARSHIPS

FOR DOCTORAL CANDIDATES

Scholarships

Both types of scholarships are available from October 1st, 2017.
  • DAAD scholarships for international candidates are available for three years.
  • Starter scholarships are available 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 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.

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.

Specialised research agendas are arranged in
four thematic pillars:

A detailed list of topics that will be supervised by professors in our four pillars can be found here:
www.uni-bamberg.de/bagss/application/topics

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 Tuesday, February 28th, 2017.

For further information about BAGSS, the application process and the required
documents, please visit our website at www.uni-bamberg.de/bagss/application
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Closing date: 28.02.2017
Closing date: 28 February 2017 Published on academics.com on date 24 January 2017
In your application, please refer to academics.com