The Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics (WCGE) and the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin (LEIZ) invite applications for PhD scholarship in Ethics and Responsible Leadership in Business. Six PhD scholarships are awarded for up to three years, depending on the progress of the PhD projects and the completion of the requirements in the study and practical program. The monthly stipend rate will be 1200 Euros, including material and travel costs. The application deadline is October 15, 2014 for February 2015 intake.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded for PhD program in“Ethics and Responsible Leadership in Business.”
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD degree program.
Scholarship Provider: The Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics (WCGE) and the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin (LEIZ) (Funded by the German Karl Schlecht Foundation)
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
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Eligibility: WCGE and LEIZ accept applications of PhD students whose research proposals directly or indirectly address at least one of the levels of business ethics presented above, paired with practical relevance and a global dimension. Admission to the PhD program requires that students are supervised by one of the following professors who at the same time serve as research directors of the program:
-Prof. Dr. Andreas Suchanek, Dr. Werner Jackstädt Chair of Economic and Business Ethics, HHL – Leipzig Graduate School of Management
-Prof. Dr. Josef Wieland, Chair of Institutional Economics, Leadership Excellence Institute, Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen
-N.N., (to be appointed) professor of the Friede-Springer Endowed Chair “Business Ethics and Controlling”, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
In addition, candidates must hold an above-average masters or diploma degree in a field that is relevant for the individual research proposal.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of Germany can apply for these PhD scholarships.
Scholarship Description: The Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics (WCGE) and the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin (LEIZ) will award up to six scholarships for the PhD program “Ethics and Responsible Leadership in Business”, starting in February 2015. Funded by the German Karl Schlecht Foundation, WCGE and LEIZ have jointly launched a PhD program in the beginning of 2014. The program is open to outstanding PhD students whose research interests touch the field of responsible leadership in business in a global context. Besides providing the students with subject-specific qualifications, it is the aim of the program to integrate the research proposals into a greater theoretical and sociopolitical framework. The program is therefore part of a dialog platform, bringing together the scientific expertise of leading professors of business ethics, the know-how of internationally operating companies, and the perspectives of civil society actors. The program intends to promote research that is theoretically well informed and at the same time offers feasible solutions for doing responsible business in the context of global competition. PhD proposals shall therefore be able to contribute to the discourse in research, on company level and to the public debate at the same time.
Number of award(s): Six PhD scholarships will be offered.
Duration of award(s): The scholarship can be granted for up to three years, depending on the progress of the PhD projects and the completion of the requirements in the study and practical program, which will be assessed on a yearly basis. The arrangements of the PhD program will allow that participants can finalize their PhD projects in the proposed three years period.
What does it cover? The monthly stipend rate will be 1200 Euros, including material and travel costs.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: Please send your application, including the supporting documents by post. Applications should include:
-An exposé describing the research proposal (max. 15 pages), including an executive summary and the name of the favored supervisor
-A letter of motivation (max. 2 pages)
-At least one letter of reference
-A university certificate which fulfills the conditions for obtaining a PhD at the university of the favored professor (incl. transcript of records)
-If applicable, certificates of employment and a publication list
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is October 15, 2014.