Trajectories of Change PhD Scholarships

Deadline: 26 February 2015
Open to: graduates in the fields of Social Sciences and Humanities
 €1,200 per month


The scholarship programme “Trajectories of Change”, organized by the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, addresses historical and current transformation processes in the European neighbourhood. It offers stipends and fieldwork grants for Ph.D. students in the humanities and social sciences, and supports both empirical research and projects centred on theoretical reflection. For 2015, applications dealing with the role of the state in transformation processes are especially welcome. Innovative research questions and comparative approaches are highly encouraged.


In order to be eligible for the Scholarship Programme “Trajectories of Change” , the applicant must have obtained a university degree that qualifies him or her for Ph.D. studies. Students applying for the pre-doctoral grants should expect to complete their degree in the same year.

The program is aimed exclusively at graduates who in the course of their studies have shown above-average academic aptitude and whose research project promises to yield independent and new findings.


The stipend for the scholarships is €1,200 per month. In case of pre-doctoral grants the financial support is limited to max. €5,000. This single grant should support the development of the dissertation project, including small-scale preliminary research and funds for participation in academy conferences. Fieldwork Grants support travel costs as well as research expenses and add up to max. € 3,000.


Interested candidates must apply online HERE. The application must be submitted in English and must contain the following documents:

  • a research proposal (max. 7 pages for doctoral students and 3-5 pages for pre-doctoral candidates, references excluded);
  • a research plan with time schedule;
  • a CV and a photo;
  • a copy of your university degree.

For any enquiries please contact Jane Bartels at:

For further information please visit the official website.

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