University of Bamberg: Two DAAD GSSP Scholarships for Doctoral Candidates

The scholarships are available from 01 April 2023. DAAD scholarships for international candidates are available for up to four years. We welcome applications from graduates aiming to write their doctoral thesis at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences. The 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 and should not have lived in Germany for more than 15 months by the start of the membership.
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 1,200 EUR, plus insurance and other allowances according to the DAAD guidelines. 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:

Pillar 1: Education, Personal Development and Learning from Early Childhood to Adulthood
Pillar 2: Educational and Social Inequality Across the Entire Life Course
Pillar 3: Changes in Human Capital, Labour Markets and Demographic Structures and Their Impact on Social Structures in Modern Societies
Pillar 4: Governance Institutional Change and Political Behaviour

The deadline for the submission of your application is Thursday, 15 September 2022
For further information about the Graduate School, the application process and the required documents, please visit our website: