BAGSS 12 Doctoral Scholarships Application - 2015

Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences, BAGSS exceptionally qualified graduates scholarship application details.

BAGSS Scholarship

The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS) invites applications for 12 doctoral scholarships, available from October 1, 2015, initially for two years.


BAGSS is a multidisciplinary Graduate School funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) as part of the German Excellence Initiative. We are seeking to stimulate and guide cutting-edge doctoral research on some of the most crucial challenges modern knowledge-based societies are facing. Specialised research agendas have been grouped into four thematic pillars:

  • Pillar 1 Education, personal development and learning from early childhood to adulthood
  • Pillar 2 Education and social inequality across the entire life course
  • Pillar 3 Changes in human capital, labour markets and demographic structures and their impact on social inequality in modern societies
  • Pillar 4 Governance, institutional change and political behaviour

BAGSS faculty comprises over 25 professors from the fields of Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science, Political Science, Economics, Demography and Statistics. More details about topics that will be supervised in our pillars can be found here:

Our offer

BAGSS is offering prospective doctoral researchers a three year, fully-funded and structured graduate programme located in Bamberg, Germany. Each candidate receives a training programme tailored to their individual needs. The language of instruction is English; doctoral theses can be submitted in English or German. Doctoral fellows receive a dedicated office space, IT equipment, conference and summer school travel support.


BAGSS invites applications from exceptionally qualified graduates in Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science, Political Science, Economics, Demography and Statistics or closely related fields.

For more information about BAGSS, eligibility and application procedures, please visit our homepage:


For winter term 2015 (starting on October 1, 2015) please apply online until March 31, 2015.

Contact: Miriam Schneider

MSG Team.

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