Are you a doctoral student who also engages with socio-political issues alongside your academic work? Then apply for a doctoral scholarship from the Hanns Seidel Foundation. The foundation is closely affiliated to the Christian Social Union party in Bavaria (CSU). Scholarship holders receive both financial and non-material support. Apart from encouraging academic work, the programme also aims to promote a social welfare state based on the rule of law, and to champion democracy and freedom.
Who can apply?
Requirements for applicants include the following:
- German and EU students can apply who have a university degree that qualifies them for a doctoral degree.
- In addition, all foreign graduates can apply who obtained their university entrance qualification in Germany (though not at a Studienkolleg preparatory college) and who have a university degree that qualifies them for a doctoral degree.
- Consideration will be given to students from whom particular academic achievements can be expected; they should also be actively involved in political, church or social organizations.
- Consideration will be given to applicants who are not older than 32.
What form does funding take?
- The maximum grant is currently 1,150 euros per month.
- Under certain conditions, married scholarship holders may qualify for additional family and child allowances, each of which are worth 155 euros.
- Doctoral scholarship holders who receive financial support will additionally be granted a monthly lump sum of 100 euros to cover the costs of research.
Funding ends as a rule after two-and-a-half years. The doctoral scholarship is initially granted for a period of one year. Scholarship holders can apply for the funding to be extended.
When is the closing date for applications?
The next closing date for applications is 15 July 2016.
Terms and conditions of application
The terms and conditions of application can be found here:
www.hss.de > Scholarships of the Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung (only available in German)