8 Scholarships for Doctoral Candidates in Political Science

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The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences
Application Deadline
Job Description

The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS) invites applications for up to 8 scholarships for doctoral candidates in political science and other social science disciplines starting October 1, 2018. Two scholarships are given by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for a period of three years to non-German citizens who have not spent more than 15 month in Germany prior to April 2018. Six starter scholarships for one year are open for candidates irrespective of citizenship and previous stays in Germany.

The University of Bamberg and the BAGSS offer a stimulating environment for doing top-notch research in the Social Sciences in a vivid international community of PhD students and accomplished scholars.


  • 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. The Graduate School 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.

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.

The deadline for the submission of your application is Wednesday, 28 February 2018.
For further information about the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences, the application process and the required documents, please visit our website at