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Scholarship in Ethics and Responsible Leadership in Business Germany

06 PhD Scholarship in Ethics and Responsible Leadership in Business Germany

Scholarship in Ethics and Responsible Leadership in Business Germany, at The Wittenberg-Center for Global Ethics (WCGE), Germany.

Details of Scholarship

How can the economy become part of the solution to social challenges? What shape should the economic system take for this purpose? What responsibilities should companies be held accountable for? And what defines good leadership? – The international doctoral program “Ethics and Responsible Leadership in Business” academically and financially supports doctoral students, who develop scientifically well-founded, and practically applicable answers to these questions in their research. The Wittenberg-Center for Global Ethics (WCGE) hosts the doctoral program, and the Karl Schlecht Foundation (KSG) finances it. 

A Global Ethical Society

Business, corporate, and leadership ethics make up the research areas of the doctoral program. In particular, this program focusses on the framework for entrepreneurial value creation for the good of people, society, and the environment, on the responsibilities placed on companies and the social trust in companies and their decision-makers, and on good leadership.

Benefits of Scholarship

Successful applicants will receive the following benefits by this scholarship:

  • A monthly stipend of € 1,350
  • Membership in the doctoral program with access to a broad scientific and professional network
  • The Scholarships are financed by the Karl Schlecht Foundation (KSG) and the Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (SDW)


To be eligible for Scholarships in Ethics and Responsible Leadership in Business Germany Scholarships, applicants must meet the following conditions::

  • Applicants must fulfill the doctoral program’s conditions of entry and have been accepted into the doctoral program.
  • Applicants must not already receive funding for the same project from a public or private institution, or a scholarship from a foundation
  • Their secondary earnings are within the permitted thematic, time-constricted, and financial conditions that have been clearly specified above
  • Their dissertation project must fit 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 honors, 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

Application for Scholarships in Ethics and Responsible Leadership in Business Germany

To apply for PhD Scholarships, applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation (in English, max. 1000 words)
  • Personal data sheet (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)

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