IAB’s Graduate Programme Scholarships for German Applicants in Germany, 2014

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Institute for Employment Research (IAB) of the German Federal Employment Agency (BA) is providing graduate programme for German applicants in German. IAB grants up to six scholarships beginning 1st January, 2014 to outstanding young researchers from the social sciences and economics disciplines. A maximum of six scholarships are granted each year. Each graduate will be provided with a workplace at IAB. The scholarship value is 1,000 Euros per month. In addition, a family allowance of 220 Euros per month can be drawn. During lectures within the framework of the IAB Colloquium or in the doctoral research seminars at the School of Business and Economics of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Usually the application deadline is in late October/early November of each year.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided in the field of social sciences and economics. Each graduate will be provided with a workplace at IAB. The programme is comprised of five partial tasks and is aimed at consolidating and extending theoretical, methodical and applied skills in the field of labour market research.
Course Level: The scholarships are available for pursuing graduate degree level.
Scholarship Provider: Institute for Employment Research (IAB) of the German Federal Employment Agency (BA)
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility: They expect excellent academic qualifications, an especial interest in and enthusiasm for the issues of the labour market and occupational research, and personal qualities that promise success in completing the programme. Preference will be given to dissertation proposals that would profit in a special way from being attached to IAB and from which IAB itself might profit in a special way. If the preparation of the project outline reveals the need for better knowledge of the IAB data resources there is the possibility to visit the IAB for conducting data research.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of Germany can apply for the scholarships.Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Scholarship Description: The labour markets of western industrialized states are currently experiencing diverse and sometimes far-reaching processes of change. In order to understand this and to study them in an analytical way, it is necessary to conceive and apply theoretical concepts and empirical findings from a variety of different scientific disciplines. This is the reason why IAB and the School of Business and Economics of the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg have set up a programme to support doctoral proposals in the field of labour market research. The aim of the programme is to train outstanding junior researchers from the social sciences and economics disciplines in the field of labour market and occupational research.

Number of award(s): Six scholarships are offered.

Duration of award(s): The scholarship is granted for the period of a year. The maximum period of support is 3 years. Before each period of support comes to an end, an assessment will take place as to whether further support is justified. To this end, each scholarship holder submits an intermediate report each year documenting the extent to which the project has progressed, as well as specifying an updated schedule/further steps to be completed.

What does it cover? The scholarship is 1,000 Euros per month. In addition, a family allowance of 220 Euros per month can be drawn if your spouse does not undertake more than marginal part-time work/a self-employed activity (Section 8 SGB IV) or if he/she is a single parent with custody for at least one child. Moreover, each participant gets a budget of 1,200 Euros for conferences and external courses.

Selection criteria: The selection commission will decide which applicants are to be invited to attend a personal interview and accordance with their written documents and personal presentation.

Notification: Interviews will be held on November 29, 2013.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post or email. Application documents must contain:
-The application form
-A complete, tabular CV
-Copies of school leaving certificates and certificates relating to vocational training and activities
-Copies of university certificates already attained
-A letter of reference from the professor supervising the dissertation with respect to personal and academic qualifications and the importance of the topic of the dissertation for labour market and occupational research. (If, at the time of application, the supervisory professor has not yet been selected, evidence of the personal and academic qualifications of the applicant should be provided by submitting other references and letters of recommendation).

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31st October 2013.

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