Doctoral Scholarships

Would you like to concentrate on your research only and attend HHL’s doctoral program without working? Then you may apply for a scholarship to cover the tuition fees (and/or living expenses). The Center for Advanced Studies in Management (CASiM) at HHL offers Friede Springer Scholarships. If you are interested in a research project on ethics, supervised by Prof. Dr. Andreas Suchanek, you might be interested in the scholarships of the Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics (WCGE) which are offered annually. Please check the web pages of the institutions for the respective calls for scholarship application and deadlines. There are plenty of scholarship options from other foundations for German and for international students. The following list gives you starting points for your scholarship search:
  • Scholarship tips from the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (in German)
  • Funding opportunities recommended by the German Academic Exchange Service
  • Stipendienlotse (in German)

WCGE Scholarships “Ethics and Responsible Leadership in Business"

As a result of the generous support on behalf of the Karl Schlecht Foundation, a doctoral program was established in cooperation between the Wittenberg Centre for Global Ethics (WCGE) and the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin (LEIZ) in Spring 2014. The program also includes a societal dialogue platform whereby the expertise of leading business ethicists, the experience of multi-national corporations and the individual perspectives of various different societal actors and organisations are brought together in the form of various different events and publications. The HHL is one of the associated academic institutions and is represented by Prof. Dr. Andreas Suchanek as one of the supervising professors. The program is open to outstanding doctoral students whose research interests address the field of responsible leadership in business in a global context. The goal is that students not only gain a qualification in their specific area of research but also, that they understand the broader theoretical and sociopolitical framework of their research activities.
Six Doctoral scholarships are offered annually to gifted students. The scholarship finances the students’ cost of living for the duration of the three year program. The associated study program includes 6 mandatory courses, 2 electives and 2 field projects via which the students test their theoretical knowledge and ideas in a practical context. Current students’ research topics span several aspects of economic and business ethics such as Behavioural Business Ethics, whereby insights from behavioural research and psychology are applied to business ethics issues, and Human Rights Due Diligence, which involves investigating how companies can guarantee that no human rights violations occur throughout their entire supply chain.

Friede Springer Scholarships

Since 2013, the Friede Springer Foundation has continuously promoted excellence in research by funding doctoral scholarships for outstanding candidates. Thanks to the generous support, CASiM is currently hosting two excellent members - Anirban Ash and Stefan Anderer who primarily investigate the role trust plays in firms and markets. The first Friede Springer Scholarship holder Dr. Linh Nguyen successfully completed her doctoral studies in 2016.


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