Doctoral Scholarships

1,350€ / month plus EUR
Social Sciences, Economics, Sociology, Business studies
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Erlangen, Germany

The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and the School of Business and Economics of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) offer a joint doctoral programme in labour market research (GradAB), which prepares graduates for a career in academics and in policy consulting.

  • GradAB is a three-year programme of high-level training in labour market research, which can be extended for another year under certain conditions. Part-time scholarship is possible.
  • Doctoral students benefit from a professional research and policy-consulting environment in one of the key institutions advising high-ranking social policymakers.
  • The course programme provides training on labour market research, methods, and data at an advanced level and is held in English.
  • The GradAB works closely together with its partners from a large network of renowned national and international universities, research and policy institutions.
  • The scholarship offers financial support of 1,350€ / month plus funding for participation in scientific conferences and further training. In addition, part-time academic employment of up to 10 hours per week alongside the GradAB scholarship is permitted.
  • Scholarship holders are granted access to the IAB's unique data resources on employment and social security (administrative and survey data).

We invite applications from outstanding graduates in the fields of economics, sociology or other social sciences who hold a master's degree and have a strong interest in labour market research.

The IAB aims at increasing the share of doctoral students with disabilities. For this reason, applications from disabled persons are highly welcome.

If applicants are otherwise equally qualified, female applicants will be given preference.

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