Support and funding
Funding for 2020
In 2020, the office of the dean will once again provide extensive funding for doctoral candidates in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences. We are very happy about these resources and hope that they both contribute to and create the conditions required for first-class research.
Thus, in 2020, the Graduate School can provide funding for:
- participation in scholarly and scientific conferences
- field research and research trips
- participation in summer schools or external workshops
- direct research needs (to procure data sets or cover transcription costs)
- proofreading and editing of texts in English
In 2020, the maximum funding amount per doctoral candidate is roughly €1,000. This can be distributed among several projects.
Applications for funding must be submitted to the Graduate School Office no later than 31 March, 30 June, 30 September, or 31 December (exception: applications for funding for copy-editing can be submitted at anytime). The funding amount will not be disbursed until invoices or receipts are received.
See downloads (doctoral support) for more information and application forms.
Office Space for Doctoral Students at Max-Brauer-Allee 60
There are a total of thirty-two workstations for doctoral students of the WiSo Faculty at Max-Brauer-Allee 60. The workstations encompass computers, software, printers, bookshelves and cabinet space, and meeting areas.
Doctoral students in the WiSo Faculty who do not yet have their own workstation at Universität Hamburg and would like to use this office space are welcome to apply. To do so, please fill out the Application to Use a Room for Doctoral Work at MBA 60 and send it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or per post.
Further documents and information
|Application to use a workstation at MBA 60
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|Welcome to MBA 60
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|Lobby of Max-Brauer-Allee 60||Workstations for doctoral students at Max-Brauer-Allee 60|
Other types of funding
Doctoral scholarships in accordance with the Hamburg Act for the Promotion of Young Researchers (HmbNFG) as of April 2014
Universität Hamburg awards two doctoral scholarships annually in accordance with the Hamburg Act for the Promotion of Young Researchers (HmbNFG). The grants are worth €1,200 per month. You are eligible for a scholarship if you have completed your studies with above-average grades and your doctoral studies are being supervised at Universität Hamburg. There are two different types of scholarships, namely a basic scholarship of up to two years and a one-year completion scholarship.
You can find more information about these scholarships here.
Funding from the Bundesbank
The headquarters in Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pommerania and Schleswig-Holstein put out calls every year for outstanding dissertations and final theses (Diplom or master’s theses) related to economics and business and touching upon matters of major concern to a central bank, e.g., the European Monetary Union, monetary policy, monetary foreign trade, public finance, banking, financial markets, or financial stability. Please read the calls for details.
Funding from the DAAD: Programm des Projektbezogenen Personenaustauschs (PPP)
The central goal of this program is to initiate or intensify research cooperation between German and international universities and/or research institutions in order to strengthen academic ties. Particular value is placed on providing young researchers with further qualifications.
The program fosters mobility and short-term research stays for members of the participating institutions, particularly young researchers, in the name of research exchange. If nothing has been agreed upon otherwise with the international partner, DAAD funds may be used to cover travel expenses and short research stays at foreign partner institutions for the members of German research groups.
Graduate students (master’s programs), doctoral students, postdocs, academics with a Habilitation, and university teaching staff are all eligible for funding if nothing has been agreed upon otherwise with the international partner.
German universities and research institutions may submit applications at the same time their international cooperation partners submit their own. Generally, the program is open to all subject areas, with the exception of a few state-based exceptions.
Information on the Körber Fund for Young Researchers
Funding from the Körber Fund is still available; the next application deadline is 1 March 2018.
Compass: Career Development Program for Young Researchers
Universität Hamburg provides its doctoral students and postdocs with an extensive program to cultivate skills and gain further qualifications: Compass — Career Development Program for Young Researchers. This program replaces the Q*WIN program that you are probably already familiar with and includes new events such as the evening series "Ein Blick auf..." (A Glance At...), which provides career orientation outside of academia. Additionally, Compass continues to offer workshops and advising services.
Getting settled — successful working practices
Orientation — career prospects
Moving forward — strategic career planning
Whether doctoral students and postdocs are in the early or late stages of their qualifications or career, they can find what they need here. Every offer corresponds to at least one possible career path. Thus, offers have been organized according to the following paths: academia, business/industry, society, entrepreneurship.
Academic exchange program
As part of its travel scholarship program, Universität Hamburg is offering mobility funding and support for the upcoming year. Researchers at Universität Hamburg are eligible to apply. Successful applicants usually receive administrative and financial support for a one-month research stay at one of our international partner universities. In some cases, shorter stays may also be possible. More information on the universities, application and selection procedures, and application and funding opportunities can be found on our website.