12 fellowships / scholarships Social Sciences (BAGSS)


The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS)
invites applications for up to

12 fellowships / scholarships for doctoral candidates

These fellowships and scholarships are available from October 1st, 2014, 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. We are seeking to stimulate and guide cutting-edge doctoral research on some of the most crucial challenges modern know­ledge-based societies are facing. Specialised 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 behaviour

Qualification and requirements:

We are inviting 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 background in the empirical social sciences 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. Successful applicants will be re­quired to take up their residence in Bamberg, a city noted for its very high quality of life as well as great conditions for research and study.

Remuneration for the doctoral fellowships is based on Grade E 13 TV-L (50%) of the German Public Service Salary Scale. There is a teaching obligation of two hours per week for only one semester during the three years. 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.

The Graduate School is committed to diversity, equal opportunities and the compatibility of fa­mi­ly and career. It therefore explicitly encourages applications from women. As an in­ter­na­tio­nal research institution, the School particularly welcomes applications from abroad. Applicants with disabilities possessing essentially equivalent qualifications will receive preferential con­si­deration.

For further information about BAGSS, the application process and the required documents, please visit our website at www.uni-bamberg.de/bagss/application

The deadline for the submission of your application is Monday, March 31th, 2014.

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PhD scholarships at Copenhagen School of Social Sciences,Master and Bachelor Apply

PhD scholarships at Copenhagen School of Social Sciences

Applications are invited for PhD scholarships at Copenhagen Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Employment is to begin on 1 September 2013.
The PhD programme provides PhD students with strong research training which opens up a window of opportunity to a variety of careers within the private and public sectors. The programme includes the drafting of a PhD thesis, active participation in research networks, PhD courses, and teaching and other forms of knowledge dissemination. The PhD programme can be undertaken as a three year full-time study within the framework of the 5+3 study programme, or as a four year full-time study within the framework of the 4+4 study programme.
Information
Further information about the study programmes of each department is available on the Graduate School´s website:
Applicants should familiarize themselves with the research strategy and the ongoing research at the relevant department before submitting their application. Further information can be found:
Applications
  • The Faculty welcomes applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of age, gender, race, religion, ethnic background and citizenship.
  • In order to be awarded a PhD scholarship the applicant has to enrol as a PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, cf. the rules of the Danish Ministerial Order No. 18 of 14 January 2008.
  • An assessment committee will evaluate the applications. The applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee. When the assessment committee has finished the evaluation, each applicant will receive the evaluation of his/her application.
  • Please note that normally there is strong competition for these scholarships, and only a few can be awarded each term.
Further information
  • Department of Economics: Further information about the PhD study programme in Economics will be available at an orientation meeting on 3 April 2013 from 10.00 to 11.00 at the Centre for Health and Society, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Copenhagen K, Department of Economics, Building 26, 2nd floor, Room 26.2.21. Further information: http://www.econ.ku.dk/english/phd/
  • Department of Political Science: Further information about the PhD study programme in Political Science will be available at an orientation meeting on 4 April 2013 from 15.00 to 17.00 at the Centre for Health and Society, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Copenhagen K, Department of Political Science, Entrance E, 2nd floor, room 4.2.26 (Frokoststuen), the “Lunch Room”. Further information: http://polsci.ku.dk/english/phd/
  • Department of Psychology: Further information about the PhD study programme in Psychology will be available at an orientation meeting on 9 April 2013 at 14:00 at Øster Farimagsgade 2A, 1353 Copenhagen K, the cantine 1st floor. Further information: http://psychology.ku.dk/phd_programme/. Link to the research catalogue of the Department of Psychology: http://psychology.ku.dk/phd_programme/research_catalogue/
Scholarships offered for the 5+3 and the 4+4 PhD study programmes
The 5+3 PhD study programme
In order to be eligible for a scholarship in the 5+3 PhD study programme the applicant must have completed a two year master´s degree programme or have earned 120 ECTS credits at an equivalent academic level before starting his or her employment. Applicants should check the specific study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. PhD students are paid a salary in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The PhD student has a work obligation of up to 840 hours over the 3 year period of time without additional pay. The work obligation can for instance include teaching.
The 4+4 PhD study programme
Students who have completed a BSc and 60 ECTS of a master´s degree programme can enrol as PhD students simultaneously with their enrolment in the master´s degree programme. Applicants should check the specific study programmes for more detailed descriptions of the entry requirements. Until a master´s degree is obtained the grant is paid partly in the form of up to 48 state education grant portions (in Danish: SU-klip). More specifically the PhD student will be paid two grant portions per month plus salary for work (teaching, presentations etc.) which totals a workload of at least 280 hours. Payment and conditions of employment are carried out in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Upon completion of the master´s degree programme the student is transferred to a salary-earning PhD scholarship.
On this website you will also find a time schedule for applicants for your information. Under “Legal basis” on the website you will find information about the rules and guidelines for the PhD programme and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities.
The application must be submitted electronically no later than 1 May 2013.
Applications can be submitted online via the Graduate School´s website:
or directly here:
Political Science: IMPORTANT. Please note that a special supplementary project application form must be enclosed with applications for the Department of Political Science. You will find the form here: http://polsci.ku.dk/uddannelser/phd/bilag/Applicationform.docx/This form replaces separate enclosures; research proposal, short study plan and budget. Use the category “Project description”.
Psychology: IMPORTANT. Please note that a special supplementary project application form must be enclosed with applications for the Department of Psychology. You will find the form here: http://www.psy.ku.dk/forskning/phd/ansoegningsskema/
This form replaces separate enclosures; research proposal, short study plan and budget. Use the category “Project description”.
Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that they are scanned and collected in one file.
Applications received after deadline will not be taken into account.
Please note: Applications sent by regular mail or by e-mail will not be accepted.
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Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. With 37,000 students and 9,000 employees, it is among the largest universities in Scandinavia and one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University consists of six faculties, which cover Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences and Theology.
Deadline: 01-05-2013
Publisher: Faculty of Social Sciences