The Foundation of German Business (SDW) offers doctoral candidates a vast number of opportunities ranging from various seminars and training programmes to financial support. Courses are held in German, so that candidates should have German language skills of at least intermediate level (C1 or DSH 2). The Klaus Murmann Fellowship Programme is centred on a variety of political, economic and social issues with corporate responsibility being an underlying theme throughout the entire course. The Foundation strongly encourages communication between the students and representatives from the fields of business, science, politics, culture and public administration.
Junior researchers from Germany and abroad (German citizenship or foreigners as covered by §8 BAföG) with a higher education degree who have been admitted to a doctoral programme at a state or state-recognised higher education institution in Germany, Switzerland, the UK, France or Austria (exceptions can be made for regions close to the border)
higher education degree and admission to a doctoral programme at a state or state-recognised university in Germany, Switzerland, the UK, France or Austria
The scholarship will be granted for the period requested, but for a maximum of 3 years.
The scholarship amount depends on the income of the candidate. In addition to the scholarship funding a research cost allowance is paid, independent of income, as well as a family allowance, if applicable.
- maximum amount of 1,350 EUR per month
- research cost allowance (non means-tested) of 100 EUR per month
- family allowance of 155 EUR per month (for children only)
- support for stays abroad
Please submit your application via the application portal first. You will find any further information here
The application deadlines and further information for doctoral candidates can be found here