III Bamberg Graduate School Of Social Sciences: Call For Applications – Doctoral Candidates


2 DAAD GSSP Scholarships

6 Starter Scholarships 


Both types of scholarships are available from October 1st, 2018.

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.

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.

Specialised research agendas have been grouped into four thematic pillars:


Education, personal development and learning from early childhood to adulthood


Educational and social inequality across the entire life course


Changes in human capital, labour markets and demographic structures and their impact on social structures in modern societies


Governance, institutional change and political behaviour

A detailed list of topics that will be supervised by professors in our four pillars can be found here: 



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. 

For further information about the Graduate School in general, the application process and the required documents, please visit our website at www.uni-bamberg.de/bagss/application

The deadline for the submission of your application is Wednesday, 28 February 2018.