PhD funding from the Klaus Murmann Fellowship Programme

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Are you currently doing a PhD and are involved at the same time in voluntary social activities? Do you like to take responsibility? Then apply for a scholarship from the Klaus Murmann Fellowship Programme (only in German) of the Foundation of German Business (only in German). The programme provides financial and non-material support for doctoral researchers in all disciplines. Young researchers from Germany and abroad may be eligible for funding.

Who can apply?

Requirements for applicants include the following:

  • completed university degree
  • a qualification, obtained not more than five years previously, giving entitlement to pursue a PhD
  • admission to a PhD programme at a state or state-recognised university in Germany, Switzerland or other EU country
  • social commitment, ambition, social competence, well-founded general education, joined-up thinking and communication skills

What form does funding take?

The scholarship payable to doctoral researchers depends on their income situation. In addition to the scholarship, a non-means-tested research allowance is provided. Under certain circumstances a family allowance is also paid.

  • Scholarship (maximum amount granted): 1,350 euros per month
  • Research allowance: 100 euros per month

Under certain circumstances, a childcare allowance of 155 euros per month for the first child and 50 euros per month for each additional child is paid. Funding is provided for a maximum of three years.

When is the closing date for applications?

Applications can be submitted from now until 1 September 2017. Later application dates will be published on (only in German).

Terms and conditions of application

The terms and conditions of application can be found here: > Studienförderwerk Klaus Murmann

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