Doctoral scholarships from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

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Who can apply?

Requirements for applicants include the following:

  • currently working on a meaningful research project
  • social and liberal-minded problem awareness and engagement are desirable
  • law students can only apply for a doctoral scholarship if they have already completed or will only begin their legal clerkship upon completion of their PhD
  • there are no age or subject restrictions apart from the following: doctoral students in the fields of human medicine and dentistry are not permitted to apply; funding is not provided for postdoctoral programmes, postgraduate courses or PhDs in the final phase  

What form does funding take?

The main scholarship benefits are as follows:

  • a basic stipend of 1,200 euros per month is paid, plus health insurance and a family allowance
  • funding is provided for a maximum period of two years and can be extended by two further periods of six months upon application
  • workshops, training courses and seminars are provided in relevant academic and competence-based areas such as academic writing, presentation of academic results, career planning and crisis management
  • academic and personal support throughout the doctoral programme

When is the closing date for applications?

The next closing date for applications is 30 April 2018.

Terms and conditions of application

The terms and conditions of application can be found here: > Talent Promotion Program