Johannes Gutenberg University Research Proposal Scholarship 2022

Johannes  Gutenberg Graduate School of the Humanities and Social Sciences – Call for Applications for its Research Proposal Scholarships for Prospective Doctoral Candidates in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

In an effort to attract highly qualified doctoral candidates in the humanities and social sciences to the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz and to provide financial support for the preparatory and early stages of their PhDs, the Gutenberg Graduate School of the Humanities and Social Sciences is launching a call for applications for new research proposal scholarships.

The proposal scholarships are intended to help potential recipients complete a convincing research proposal within the six-month scholarship period, which provides the foundation for a successful PhD scholarship application or university position. In addition to the financial support, the scholarship also offers a substantial level of non-material support such as workshops on research proposal writing and PhD preparation, along with other advisory and skills development opportunities


The scholarship amounts to 1,450 € per month (basic scholarship plus a flat rate allowance for research costs).


The Johannes Gutenberg University Research Proposal welcomes applications from

  • advanced students or graduates of any university (in Germany or abroad), who either already hold, or will soon hold, a degree entitling them to do a PhD at the Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU);
  • advanced students or graduates of foreign universities, who would like to do their doctorate at the JGU and
  • students who have either already submitted, or are about to submit, an application for recognition of their foreign qualifications;
  • people currently participating in an aptitude assessment/fast track procedure at the JGU as preparation for admission to doctoral studies.
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Application Process

A completed application requires the following documents:

  • Application form
  • Tabular CV
  • Cover letter (1-2 pages)
  • Certificates of all university degrees (including Transcripts of Records).
  • A brief outline of the project.
  • Letter of recommendation from a university lecturer (JGU or home university) (max. 1-2 pages.)
  • Confirmation from a JGU lecturer entitled to supervise in the chosen doctoral subject, and who is available to mentor the applicant during the funding period.

To apply for Johannes Gutenberg University Research Proposal Scholarship, click here.

Deadline: June 15, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.

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