The programme is aimed at young female academics who have recently obtained an excellent Master's degree or are about to do so and who wish to do an interdisciplinary doctorate in the context of the Weberian research programme at the Max-Weber-Kolleg, which can be supervised by members of the Kolleg.
After the one-semester doctoral preparation, which also includes individualised mentoring, an exposé should be available that enables application to the doctoral programme of the Max-Weber-Kolleg. The doctoral preparation is oriented towards the individual needs of the participants and consists of mentoring in relation to the research question of the dissertation project and the research status, participation in selected colloquia and the opportunity to participate in seminars and in the qualification programme of the University of Erfurt (certificates are also issued for the latter). The admission procedure as a doctoral candidate to the Max-Weber-Kolleg remains unaffected.
For the participation in the doctoral preparation, the Max-Weber-Kolleg offers financial support for the duration of up to six months in the form of a scholarship, which is awarded according to the scholarship statutes of the University of Erfurt. The doctoral preparation usually starts at the beginning of the respective semester on 1 April (summer semester) or 1 October (winter semester). However, direct follow-up funding in the case of acceptance as a doctoral candidate from a doctoral scholarship can only be made possible if the full six months are not required for the preparation of the exposé and the application deadlines for acceptance as a doctoral candidate at the Kolleg are observed.
Since the Max-Weber-Kolleg would like to support women in a special way, this call for applications is exclusively addressed to women. For information on requirements and application, please refer to the call for applications(German only).
In addition, the Max Weber Kolleg announces up to three of these scholarships for all applicants. Please find all information in the following call for applications(German only).