Call for a PhD scholarship in the field of „Social Sciences” at the German Sport University Cologne

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The German Sport University Cologne is pleased to announce a PhD scholarship in the field of „Social Sciences“, starting February 1st, 2022. The scholarship is initially awarded for a period of two years, but may be extended for another year. The funding amount is 1.350 € per month (1.550€ per month for applicants with children).


DEADLINE: 28th November 2021


Application requirements are:

- a completed university (or equivalent higher education institution) degree that qualifies to

take up a doctorate

- the status of an enrolled doctoral student at GSU

- the period between admission approval to the doctorate and start of the funding should

generally be no more than one year.

- enrolment is also possible within the grant, in this case a confirmation of supervision by

the future supervisor is necessary in addition to the application documents.


Please submit the following documents for the application:

- comprehensive description of the dissertation project with the following content (max. 6


- letter of motivation (max. ½ page)

-summary of the dissertation project (max. ½ page)

- exposé or clarification of the dissertation project

- content-related working plan and time schedule for the dissertation project over the

course of three years (including, if appropriate, stays abroad, external research

investigations, additional qualifications)

- explanation of the matching between the content of the dissertation project and the area

of the call

- Curriculum Vitae in tabular form (including a list of publications)



- Reference list

- Curriculum Vitae in tabular form (including a list of publications)

- copy of the last degree certificate

- letter of recommendation from two professors or private lecturers in respect to the


- completed data protection and obligations form (see attachment)


The complete application documents have to be submitted electronically to the Department of

Research and Young Academics (as CD or via E-mail) as one pdf document within the application

period (forschung-dshs@dshs-koeln.de). For questions please contact Dr. Alexandra Pizzera

(a.pizzera@dshs-koeln.de, Tel: 0221-4982-7580, IG III/room 109).

Please note that the submitted application file size cannot exceed 5MB.



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