15 GLOMO PhD Positions for International Applicants in Germany, 2018

Global mobility of employees is happy to announce the start of the application period for 15 PhD positions offered by the eight host organizations participating in the Innovative Training Network (ITN) “Global mobility of employees” (GLOMO). These positions are available for the applicants from all over the world.

GLOMO’s aim is to make labour mobility more efficient and beneficial for all parties involved in order to tackle increasing labour and skill shortages in the EU.

GLOMO’s focus is on global labour mobility into EU countries and within the EU and its impact on careers. Promoting labour mobility across Europe is a central objective of the Europe 2020 Strategy. Although expatriation, i.e. the migration of employees, into OECD countries increases, driven largely by people moving within the EU.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: February 28, 2018
  • Course Level: These scholarships are available to pursue PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: These scholarships are awarded in the fields offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Award: These scholarships are available for PhD positions.
  • Nationality: International
  • Number of Scholarships: Fifteen scholarships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible for these scholarships.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet following criteria:

  • Applicants have a relevant university degree (master’s degree or equivalent), e.g. in Business Administration, Business Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Political Sciences, Economic Geography or related fields.
  • Applicants have excellent proficiency in the English language.
  • Only applications that are complete, in English and in the right order, have been named as needed (SURNAME.pdf; avoid special characters) and that have been submitted before the deadline (28 February 2018) will be considered eligible.
  • The positions are open to all nationalities. However, Applicants application has to comply with the European Commission’s Mobility Rule, meaning that at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, Applicants must not have resided or carried out Applicants main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the reference date (start of the employment contract, 1 September 2018). Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account (European Commission’s Guide for Applicants, p. 16).
  • Applicants are an Early-Stage Researcher (ESR), meaning that in case Applicants have already gained prior work experience in academia, Applicants shall be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of Applicants research career at the time of recruitment by the host organisation and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when Applicants obtained the degree entitling Applicants to embark on a doctorate, even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged. Part-time research experience will be counted pro-rata (European Commission’s Guide for Applicants, p. 16).

English Language Requirements: If English is mother tongue. If English is not the mother tongue, proof of English language proficiency should be provided (e.g. high-school grade, university grades or a proficiency letter by a university teacher).

PhD Scholarship

Application Procedure:

  • The mode of applying is online.

How to Apply: In a single PDF, Applicants must arrange Applicants documents in the following order:

  • Letter of motivation (max one page).
    Proposal of 5 pages related to one of the 15 ESR projects (Applicants may apply for up to 3 of the 15 projects; in this case please provide a separate proposal of 5 pages for each of the projects Applicants apply for). Max. 5 pages/ 1800 words; please refer to the template provided.
  • Updated CV with the dates of relevant diplomas (day, month and year).
    Degree certificates (scans of school leaving certificate, university transcripts and degree certificates).
  • Proof of English language proficiency. Please state if English is Applicants mother tongue. If English is not the Applicantsr mother tongue, proof of English language proficiency should be provided (e.g. high-school grade, university grades or a proficiency letter by a university teacher).
  • The short self-written statement about Applicants knowledge of the host countries language (please indicate Applicants level of knowledge and proficiency – if Applicants do not have official certificates a self-report will do). In most cases, Applicants do not need to have a profound knowledge yet but please provide an indication of whether Applicants already have or would like to obtain the language skills of the host countries language.
  • Statement of knowledge of social science research methods (please state Applicants level of knowledge – if Applicants do not have official certificates a self-report will do).
  • Applications submitted online that are not in this order will not be accepted.
  • Please use Applicants surname to name Applicants application PDF file (SURNAME.pdf; make sure to avoid special characters).
  • Letters of recommendation
    Two letters of recommendation must be sent to us via post in a sealed envelope. The recommendation letters should not be included in the PDF file which Applicants upload.

Online application

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