Are you seeking doctoral funding?
We have compiled the details of a variety of scholarships and grants below.
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State Graduate Funding Program scholarships
Section 43: Support for Young Researchers coordinates the doctoral scholarships from the State Graduate Funding Program that are awarded twice a year.
Aby Warburg Fellowships
Section 43 also coordinates the Aby Warburg Fellowships at the Warburg Institute in London. These particularly encourage research with a broad cultural studies approach.
Fellowships at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich
Art historians have the opportunity to apply for a fellowship at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich. These fellowships support continuing academic education and completion of a research project, and include a short research stay at the institute in Munich.
Organizations promoting young talent
Most of the scholarships available in Germany are offered by the thirteen organizations promoting young talent. Supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), they provide funding for doctoral studies. A number of foundations also offer subject-specific and interdisciplinary doctoral funding.
The Department of International Affairs offers a variety of funding opportunities and exchange programs for young researchers to internationalize their career, their research and their networks.
On this website you will find funding- and exchange programs that young researchers can apply for at Universität Hamburg.
Scholarships are also available within doctoral programs with integrated funding options, for example, DFG-funded research training groups, collaborative research centers (SFB), and individual research projects. In addition to providing financial security, these programs facilitate interdisciplinary cooperation.
Scholarships for international studentsVarious funding options are available at Universität Hamburg for international doctoral students. It is possible to apply for a scholarship from the State Graduate Funding Program or for one of the merit scholarships offered by Universität Hamburg.
The DAAD scholarship database contains comprehensive information on funding opportunities for international students, graduates, doctoral students, and university teachers, along with offers from various other funding organizations.
See the funding database of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for further funding options: www.stipendienlotse.de
Doctoral Degree Program Funding under the Fast-Track Program at Universität Hamburg
With the Fast-Track Program, Universität Hamburg offers early career researchers the opportunity to begin doctoral studies after their bachelor degree. The separate master’s degree that is usually required is instead integrated into the doctoral studies. Excellent academic achievements and a convincing basis for a doctoral dissertation are required to qualify, along with an interest in working in academia. The program lasts four years in total. The Fast-Track Program is part of the Hanse-Wissenschaftskarriere (Hanseatic academic career) at Universität Hamburg, which is aimed at recognizing talented academics early in their development. The program is funded by the Excellence Strategy, a funding program financed by the federal and state governments.
Two-year scholarships will be awarded to outstanding graduates of bachelor’s degree programs with the funding period beginning on 1 October 2021.
The application deadline is 15 July 2021.
For more information please visit the website of the Hamburg Research Academy (HRA).