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Apply now: Scholarships in the graduate research group

“Resilient Institutions”

We offer five doctoral scholarships to engage in interdisciplinary research and complete a doctoral dissertation in our “Resilient Institutions” graduate programme. We welcome applications from graduates in political science, sociology, economics or interdisciplinary Master programmes in the social sciences. Successful candidates must hold an excellent Master’s degree (M.A., M.Sc. or M.Ed.) in one of these disciplines, have a very good command of English (equivalent to C1) and at least basic command of German. They should have competencies and experience in quantitative methods and empirical data analysis, as well as a strong interest in interdisciplinary research on contemporary challenges to liberal and democratic institutions. Their final exam (Master’s degree) should have taken place no longer than two years (24 months) ago.

Scholarships are available from April 1, 2021 for three years. Scholarships include a monthly stipend of 1.400 EUR, access to the university’s infrastructure, as well as close supervision and exchange in an inspiring interdisciplinary research environment.

The graduate group is committed to principles of diversity and gender equality and particularly welcomes applications from female researchers.

Further information on the graduate group is available here ( and from

Applications should include a CV, certificates and transcript of records, as well as a one-page statement of the applicant’s motivation and research interests.

Please send your electronic applications to:

Deadline for applications is January 31, 2021.