Doctoral Scholarships for the New PhD Program in The Economics of Innovative Change

Doctoral Scholarships for the New PhD Program "The Economics of Innovative Change" at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Germany)

The new research training group / Graduiertenkolleg 1411 “The Economics of Innovative Change” (Die Ökonomik des innovativen Wandels) started on October 1st, at the Department of Economics of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena.

The program is funded by the German Science Foundation. It offers top level graduated students the opportunity to achieve a doctoral degree (PhD) in economics. Continuous enrollment in the program is possible.

The Research Training Group offers several scholarships for doctoral students (duration of 2+1 years) with a background in economics and business administration.

The Research Training Group “The Economics of Innovative Change“ will address unresolved questions and problems concerning the economic dynamics of firms, markets, sectors and regions with an analytical focus on the endogenous driving forces mainly understood as the activities of invention and innovation.

The variety of topics that is dealt with covers the foundations of individual behaviour and the economic and institutional environment, the generation of innovations together with the organizational forms of activities of invention and innovations, the change of the sectoral structures caused by innovations, the role of the demand side in this context, as well as the political management of change.

The scholarship positions require a permanent and active participation in the study and the research program of the research training group.

Therefore all scholarship holders are expected to choose Jena as their place of residence.

Applications are expected to include CV, copy of diploma, BA, MA certificate, copy of diploma or master thesis, writing sample (about 10 pages), 2 reference letters from academic teachers, 1 page statement on the expected benefit from participating in the program;

the application form: visit our homepage, download, fill in and return to us; and be mailed to the spokesman of the Research Training Group, preferably by December 31:

Professor Dr. Uwe Cantner,

Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena,

Department of Economics,

Carl-Zeiss-Str. 3,

D-07743 Jena,


Application is possible on a continuous basis.

Please do not send any originals because materials submitted cannot be returned to the applicant.

For more information on the structure, teaching staff and objectives of the Research Training Group please visit:

Scholarship 2017/18

Undergraduate Scholarships,
Masters Scholarships,
PhD Scholarships,
International Scholarships.