Doctoral Scholarships 2020: Call for Applications

For admissions in November/December 2020, the doctoral program “Ethics and Responsible Leadership in Business” will award up to six doctoral scholarships. The application deadline is April 26, 2020.

The scholarship includes a monthly stipend of 1,350 € and a membership in the doctoral program with access to a broad scientific and professional network. The scholarships are financed by the Karl Schlecht Foundation (KSG) and the Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (SDW).

The dissertation projects of applicants must fit to the thematic focus of the doctoral program and the research interests of the supervising professors. Applicants should familiarize themselves with the professors’ research interests on the program’s website:

Applicants’ dissertation topics can directly relate to one of the topics proposed by the supervising professors but are not limited to these topics.


An application comprises the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation (in English, max. 1000 words)
  • Personal data sheet/CV (in German or English)
  • Academic reference letter
  • Exposé of research idea (in German or English; max. 5000 words)
  • Copies of bachelor´s, master’s, magister and/or diploma certificates (or a provisional certificate) with all individual grades that are relevant for the examination and final grade
  • Internship and employment certificates (if applicable)
  • Certification / proof of voluntary work (if applicable)

Further information about the conditions of entry, the selection criteria of the doctoral program, the award criteria of the scholarship, and the application procedure can be found here.

Applicants should submit their application only via the online application portal.