Are you socially engaged and have already been accepted for a PhD at a state-recognised university in Germany? Then apply for a doctoral scholarship from the Hans Böckler Foundation. The foundation supports engaged doctoral students from Germany and abroad who are doing a PhD on a subject that is relevant to social policy.
Who can apply?
Requirements for applicants include the following:
a particular aptitude for academic work, as demonstrated by university and exam track record
trade union or social engagement
the PhD project should have social policy relevance
applicants should not be older than 40
What form does funding take?
As a rule, funding is provided for two years, and in exceptional cases for three years. It comprises a combination of material and non-material support. The basic stipend comprises funding of 1,450 euros and, if applicable, a family allowance of 155 euros and up to 100 euros towards the costs of health insurance. In addition, funding can for example also be provided for language courses and research-related stays abroad.
When is the closing date for applications?
Applications can be submitted from now until 1 February 2018.
Terms and conditions of application
The terms and conditions of application can be found here: http://www.boeckler.de > Promotionsförderung (only in German)