Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
Frist: 15.01.2024



The BAGSS Start-up Stipend for Postdoctoral Researchers is awarded for twelve months with the option of a six-month extension. During the one-year funding period, the holder is expected to develop and submit a grant application to an external funder (e.g. the German Research Foundation or the European Research Council) to finance their own position in the future. The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences is a multidisciplinary Graduate School funded by the Bavarian State. We seek to stimulate and guide cutting-edge doctoral research on some of the most crucial challenges modern knowledge-based societies are facing.

Qualification & Requirements

We invite applications by highly qualified graduates from the fields of Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science, Political Science, Labour and Educational Economics, Demography and Statistics. Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion. Successful applicants will be required to take up their residence in Bamberg, a city noted for its high quality of life and great conditions for research and study. The stipend amounts to 2,500 EUR per month. In addition, grant recipients are provided with office space and necessary equipment. The Graduate School is committed to diversity, equal opportunities and the compatibility of family and career.

For further information about the Graduate School, the application process and the required documents, please visit our website: