PhD scholarships in Labour Market Research (up to four years)

We invite applications for 6 Doctoral Scholarships with a duration of up to 4 years, beginning 1 October 2019.
The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and the School of Business and Economics of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) offer a joint doctoral programme in labour market research (GradAB), which prepares graduates for a career in academics and in policy consulting.  
  • The Graduate Center GradAB offers a three-year programme of high-level training in labour market research, which can be extended for another year under certain conditions. Part-time scholarship is possible.
  • Doctoral students benefit from a professional research and policy-consulting environment in one of the key institutions advising high-ranking social policymakers.
  • The course programme provides training on labour market research, methods, and data at an advanced level and is held in English.
  • The GradAB works closely together with its partners from a large network of renowned national and international universities, research and policy institutions.
  • The scholarship offers financial support of 1,350€ / month plus funding for participation in scientific conferences and further training. In addition, part-time academic employment of up to 10 hours per week alongside the GradAB scholarship is permitted.
  • Scholarship holders are granted access to the IAB’s unique data resources on employment and social security (administrative and survey data).

We invite applications from outstanding graduates in the fields of economics, sociology or other social sciences who hold a master’s degree and have a strong interest in labour market research.
Applications from persons with disabilities with appropriate qualification are highly welcome.
IAB pursues professional equality of women and men and is thus especially interested in the applications of women. 
For further information please see our website

Please submit your application in English by 15 March 2019 to: Dr Sandra Huber E-mail:

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The Graduate Center GradAB offers up to four years of funding and pays a standard scholarship of 1,350€ per month.


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Nürnberg , Germany

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