three-year scholarships for PhD students,- economics, political science, psychology, computer science, sociology and statistics


Universität Konstanz

The University of Konstanz, with its Institutional Strategy to promote Top-Level Research, has been receiving continuous funding since 2007 within the framework of the Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Governments.

The Graduate School of Decision Sciences (GSDS) at the University of Konstanz is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. GSDS is pleased to announce the availability of

three-year scholarships for PhD students

(€ 1,300/month), starting in October 2013.

The central focus of GSDS is decision making as the cornerstone of the social sciences. To understand how decisions arise at the individual level and their impact on collective processes is a key factor for understanding human behaviour and its consequences for society as a whole. With its interdisciplinary orientation, GSDS aims to acquire a comprehensive understanding of human decision making, along with its economic and political consequences.

Applications are welcome from highly motivated graduates with an outstanding research-oriented Master’s degree or equivalent, in a subject relevant to the GSDS research areas:

• (Area A): Behavioural Decision Making

• (Area B): Intertemporal Choice and Markets

• (Area C): Political Decisions and Institutions

• (Area D): Information Processing and Statistical Analysis.

Application deadline for admission in October 2013: 15th April 2013.

For further information and to apply for the GSDS PhD Programme, please visit our website at:

http://www.gsds.uni-konstanz.de