Doctoral scholarships from the Hans Böckler Foundation

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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: > Promotionsförderung (only in German)