PhD scholarships from the Wüstenrot Stiftung

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The foundation is committed to the preservation of outstanding buildings in Germany, especially those dating from the period 1945-1980.

Who can apply?

Requirements for applicants include the following:

  • the PhD relates to one of the following disciplines: architecture, urban development, cultural heritage preservation and education, art and cultural science or the social sciences
  • the research project is concerned with German post-war modernist buildings, ensembles or open space design – relating either to their creation, aesthetics and significance or to issues around their restoration
  • the university degree required for a PhD must have been completed by the age of 30

What form does funding take?

The main scholarship benefits are as follows:

  • a basic stipend of 1,400 euros per month is paid, as is an additional allowance of 150 euros to cover material costs plus a family allowance
  • funding is provided for a period of two years and can be extended by twelve months upon application
  • annual colloquia give scholarship holders the opportunity to present and discuss their research work

When is the closing date for applications?

The next closing date for applications is 1 May 2018.

Terms and conditions of application

The terms and conditions of application can be found here: > Promotionsstipendien (only in German)