Within the framework of the doctoral program “Democracy under Stress” funded by the Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony (2016-2020) Leuphana University of Lüneburg, foundation under public law, fosters the development of junior scientific staff. For this purpose, a total of 14 doctoral scholarships will be awarded within the framework of the doctoral program “Democracy under Stress” funded by the Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony. For the period of 2017-2020 seven doctoral scholarships (Georg-Christoph-Lichtenberg-Scholarships) will be awarded by October 1, 2017.
The invitation to apply for a scholarship is targeted at extraordinarily qualified young academics from political science and its neighboring disciplines, including sociology, psychology as well as environmental, media studies and law. The scholarships will initially be awarded for one year. Sufficient progress provided, it can then be extended (upon request) adding up to a maximum of three years. Periods with alternative financial support prior to the scholarship will be taken into account, including periods of employment to conduct a doctoral research project. No scholarship may be awarded to candidates who have already received a doctoral degree. The scholarship is worth € 1,400 monthly plus € 100 for material resources. Besides working on the doctorate, additional occupational activities must not exceed eight hours per week in yearly average. Income from scientific activities below € 6,000 per year, as well as revenue from property are not taken into account. Income from non-scientific activities will be credited against the basic amount of the scholarship. The prospective scholarship holder is requested to conduct a dissertation project within the framework of the doctoral program “Democracy under Stress” at Leuphana University of Lüneburg. In addition, the scholarship requires a continuous and active participation in the overall doctoral program and the research colloquium. The prospective scholarship holder is expected to have his or her place of residence in the region of Lüneburg/Hamburg. Upon application, candidates should provide evidence of the following set of credentials: — Above-average university degree (M.A. or equivalent) in political science or a neighboring discipline / studies related to the spectrum of the engaged disciplines in the doctoral program — Interest in both theoretical and empirical questions on democracy research as well as active participation in the doctoral program — Excellent knowledge of English In addition, the scholarship entails enrolling in the relevant doctoral program at Leuphana University of Lüneburg as well as continuous and active participation in the doctoral program “Democracy under Stress”. The application for the doctoral program has to be submitted after being accepted as a scholarship holder. Admission to and enrollment in the doctoral program have to be finalized at the beginning of the scholarship term at the latest. Application for the doctoral program is to be submitted separately (see Leuphana University’s website for admission requirements and application form).
For further information, applicants are welcome to contact the chairpersons Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Müller-Rommel (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Prof. Dr. Marion Reiser (email@example.com). Please send your application as a pdf document (only one attachment including all enclosures) marked “Doctoral Scholarship Democracy under Stress” via electronic mail, including the following documents: — Outline of the envisaged doctoral project including time schedule and work plan (ca. 2,500 words) — letter of motivation — CV including your previous research activities and study courses — Relevant university degree certificates (simple copies) and transcripts of record (including GPA), — Certificates of employment of relevant research activities (simple copies) — Notice of admission to Leuphana’s doctoral program (if already available) Please note: All relevant university degree certificates and transcripts of record attached to your application have to be submitted in German or English. In the event of other languages you additionally have to submit officially certified translations.
Address for applications: Leuphana Universität Lüneburg Graduate School Scharnhorststr. 1 21335 Lüneburg
Application deadline: APRIL 30, 2017
You will find detailed information about the doctoral program “Democracy under Stress” on our webpage: http://www.leuphana.de/en/research-centers/zdemo-english/doctoral-program-democracy-understress.html
Further information on studying for a doctoral degree at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg can be found under: http://www.leuphana.de/en/graduate-school/doctorate.html
Further information on applying for the doctoral degree program at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg can be found under: http://www.leuphana.de/en/graduate-school/doctorate/application.html
Regulations concerning scholarships can be found under: http://www.leuphana.de/en/graduate-school/information-material.html