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BAGSS International Fellowships/Scholarships for Doctoral Candidates in Germany, 2015-2016

The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS) is inviting applications for up to 12 fully funded international fellowships/ scholarships. These scholarships are available from October 1 st , 2015, initially for two years (subject to a satisfactory progress review after 12 months). BAGSS invites applications from highly qualified graduates from the fields of Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science, Political Science, Economics, Demography, and Statistics. Qualified graduates of related subjects with a strong Social Science background are also encouraged to apply. Candidates must hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion. The application deadline is March 31st, 2015.

Study Subject(s): Specialized research agendas have been grouped into four thematic pillars:
Pillar 1 Education, personal development and learning from early childhood to adulthood
Pillar 2 Education and social inequality across the entire life course
Pillar 3 Changes in human capital, labour markets and demographic structures and their impact on social inequality in modern societies
Pillar 4 Governance, institutional change and political behavior
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral research programme at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences.
Scholarship Provider: The German Science Foundation (DFG)
Scholarship can be taken at:
Germany

Eligibility: BAGSS invites applications from highly qualified graduates from the fields of Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science, Political Science, Economics, Demography, and Statistics. Qualified graduates of related subjects with a strong Social Science background are also encouraged to apply. Candidates must hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion. (The degree must be completed by the time of admission to BAGSS. The next admission date is October 1, 2015.)
-Applicants need to provide a research proposal for their doctoral dissertation project which fits thematically to at least one of the four academic pillars of BAGSS.
-Applicants must have an excellent command of English. If English is not your native tongue, you need to supply proof of proficiency.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for these fellowships/scholarships.

Scholarship Description: Bamberg Graduate School of Social SciencesThese fellowships and scholarships are available from April 1st, 2015, for three years (subject to satisfactory progress reviews after 12 and 24 months). BAGSS is a multidisciplinary Graduate School funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) as part of the German Excellence Initiative. They are seeking to stimulate and guide cutting-edge doctoral research on some of the most crucial challenges modern knowledge-based societies are facing.

Number of award(s): Up to 12 International fellowships/scholarships will be awarded.

Duration of award(s): These scholarships are available from October 1 st , 2015, initially for two years (subject to a satisfactory progress review after 12 months). An extension to a third year is subject to the availability of funds and a satisfactory review.

What does it cover? Holders of the doctoral scholarships receive a monthly stipend of 1.365 Euro, plus family allowances and child-care expenses in accordance with the DFG guidelines where applicable.

Selection Criteria: Applicants with disabilities possessing essentially equivalent qualifications will receive preferential consideration.

Notification: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to take part in an interview. Interviews are scheduled to take place in Bamberg between May 11 and May 22, 2015. In exceptional cases, a video conference may suffice. All candidates will be informed about the final decision around the end of June 2015 at the latest.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Please make sure that your application file contains the following documents:
-a cover letter
-your CV
-a one-page abstract of your dissertation exposé
-a dissertation exposé
a scan of all your academic degree certificate(s) and all your university grade transcripts.
-A concise statement on your knowledge of social science research methods.
-Only for applicants funded by an external institution: evidence that funding has been granted.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is March 31st, 2015.

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