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 administration. The preparatory course is a special scholarship programme by the Klaus Murmann Fellowship Programme for doctoral candidates who have obtained a degree in teaching. The sponsorship also entails an additional programme with an annually changing focus.
junior researchers from Germany and abroad with a higher-education degree who have been admitted to a doctoral programme at a state or state-recognized higher-education institution in Germany, Switzerland or any country within the EU
higher-education degree and admission to a doctoral programme in Germany, Switzerland or any country within the EU
The scholarship will be granted for the period requested, but for a maximum of three 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 EUR 1,350 per month
- research cost allowance (non means-tested) of EUR 100 per month
- family allowance of EUR 155 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