BAGSS Doctoral Scholarships, Germany

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
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.

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

Qualification and requirements
We 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.

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.

The Graduate School is committed to diversity,  equal opportunities  and the compatibility  of family and career. It therefore explicitly encourages applications from women. As an international research institution, the School particularly welcomes applications from abroad. Applicants with disabilities possessing essentially equivalent qualifications will receive preferential consideration.

For further information  about BAGSS, the application process and the  required documents, please visit our website at

The deadline for the submission of your application is Wednesday, October 30th, 2013.


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