Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the application deadline and the start of the fundig period were postponed.
The Gutenberg Council for Young Researchers (GYR) provides funds for small postgraduate research groups in the field of humanities and social sciences - each group comprising three to five doctoral candidates. One of the main objectives of these "mini-graduate schools" is to create sustainable structures for promoting young researchers in the humanities and social sciences in order to offer them the best possible conditions for working on their doctoral projects.
Application deadline: 8 July 2020 (before 18 May 2020)
Start of funding: 1 April 2021 (before January 2021)
Current Postgraduate Research Groups in the Humanities and Social Sciences
In the application process 2017/2018, the following graduate schools were granted funding:
Main applicant: Prof. Dr. Arne Nagels
Co-applicants: Prof. Dr. Silvia Hansen-Schirra, Prof. Dr. Walter Bisang
Main applicant: Prof. Dr. Barbara Thums
Co-applicants: Prof. Dr. Michael Roth, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Mirko Uhlig
Main applicant: Prof. Dr. Alexandra Schneider
Co-applicants: Prof. Dr. Friedemann Kreuder, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Kristina Köhler, Prof. Dr. Gabriele Schabacher, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Sarah Scholl-Schneider, Prof. Dr. Michael Simon, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Julia Stenzel, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Mirko Uhlig, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Benjamin Wihstutz
Postgraduate Research Groups in the Humanities and Social Sciences
The Executive Committee of the Gutenberg Council for Young Researchers approved six "mini-graduate schools" in the humanities and social sciences in 2015.
Funding period: 2 years. At the beginning of 2017 the graduate schools were extended for another year.