Global Ethics is now accepting Scholarship applications

The Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics is now accepting Scholarship applications for 6 PhD Positions within its doctoral programme ‘Ethics and Responsible Leadership in Business‘.

Scholarship includes a monthly stipend of 1,350 €

Deadline is 17 February 2019.

Open Positions 600
Time Span 01 Oct 2019 for 3 years
Application Deadline 17 Feb 2019
Financing yes
Type of Position
  • PhD – Doctoral Programme
Field of Research
  • Law, Economics, and Social Sciences
Subjects Business, Corporate and Leadership Ethics
Description The Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics (WCGE) hosts the Doctoral Program “Ethics and Responsible Leadership in Business” (ERL). For admissions in October 2019, the program will award up to SIX DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIPS.

The scholarship includes a monthly stipend of 1,350 € and a membership in the doctoral program. Four scholarships are financed by the Karl Schlecht Foundation (KSG), two by the Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (SDW).

The international doctoral program academically and financially supports doctoral students, who develop scientifically well-founded and practically relevant answers to questions arising in the research areas of economic, corporate, and leadership ethics. The doctoral program target highly qualified, socially engaged, and globally thinking, active young scholars and practitioners from all over the world. For further information see:

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:
• Prof. Dr. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons
Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility
University of Mannheim
• Prof. Dr. Ingo Pies
Chair of Business Ethics
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
• Prof. Dr. Philipp Schreck
Friede-Springer Endowed Chair of Business Ethics and Management Accounting
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
• Prof. Dr. Andreas Suchanek
Dr. Werner Jackstädt Chair of Economic and Business Ethics
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

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 on our Website at:

Applicants should submit their application only via the online application Portal at:

Requirements In order to be eligible for the doctoral program, applicants must meet the following conditions:
• Their dissertation project must fit to the thematic focus of the doctoral program.
• One of the professors cooperating with the doctoral program must agree to supervise the applicants´ dissertation project.
• Applicants must have received a master’s, magister or diploma degree in a subject area that is relevant to their dissertation project. Applicants must have graduated from their master’s, magister or diploma program with an above-average degree (for example, with honours, at least grade “good” (2.0) or an equivalent degree).
• Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English. Good German language skills are preferred, but are not required.

In addition, it is advantageous if applicants have already gained the following experiences:
• Experienced professional work, also through internships and working student positions
• Have been committed to social or political projects

Have gained international experience through study abroad programs, professional stays abroad or international volunteer work.

Scholarship applications

Scholarship applications

Working Language
  • English
Language of Dissertation
  • English
  • German
Required Documents
  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Research Proposal
  • Others : Academic reference letter
Updated: February 6, 2019 — 9:16 am

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