Hans Böckler Foundation PhD Scholarship
Hans Böckler Foundation

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Scholarship Overview

Hans Böckler Foundation invites applications for Hans Böckler Foundation PhD Scholarship 2020 from doctoral students. The purpose of this scholarship is to award the outstanding research students for their commitment to socio-political issues or labour unions. The selected scholars would be able to receive a payment of EUR 1,350 per month and research cost allowance, family and child allowance, and comprehensive non-material support as well.


About 120 scholarships are offered per year for a maximum duration of four years with the following benefits:

  • Grant of EUR 1,350 per month
  • Research cost allowance of EUR 100
  • Foreign residence allowance
  • Contribution to travel costs
  • Contribution to tuition fees
  • Non-material support for networking meetings, seminars, events, etc.


  • Copies of academic certificates
  • Research proposal
  • CV
  • Enrolment certificate, if available
  • Supervisor report


To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be a doctoral candidate enrolled at German institutions of Higher Studies in any discipline
  • Be enrolled in graduate schools or junior researcher groups
  • Be a gifted doctoral candidate with a promising doctoral project
  • Show commitment to socio-political issues or labour unions
  • Be admitted to postgraduate studies at an institution of higher education in Germany, state-owned or recognized from the state

How To Apply

Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarship:

Step 1: Click to apply online.
Step 2: Provide personal and academic information.
Step 3: Write statements for research proposal and commitment to socio-political issues or labour unions
Step 4: Submit the application.