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CfA GradAB Scholarships 2021

The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and the School of Business and Economics of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) offer a joint doctoral programme in labour market research (GradAB), which prepares graduates for a career in academics and in policy consulting.

The English language course programme provides training on labour market research, methods, and data at an advanced level.

Doctoral students benefit from

  • a professional research and policy-consulting environment in one of the key institutions advising high-ranking social policymakers,
  • IAB’s large network of renowned national and international universities, research and policy institutions,
  • IAB’s unique data resources on employment and social security (administrative and survey data)

The scholarship offers financial support of 1,350€/month plus 1,800€/year for participation in scientific conferences and further training. Extra support for research visits is available. In addition, most of our GradAB participants work as junior researchers on a 25 % position in one of IAB’s research departments (employment subject to social insurance contributions/ minimum 1,029 € /month). Please note however that the IAB does not guarantee the availability of any vacant job positions at the start of the programme.

We invite applications from outstanding graduates in the fields of economics, sociology or other social sciences who hold a master’s degree and have a strong interest in labour market research.

Find more information here.

Please submit your application in English by 15 March 2021.


Dr. Sandra Huber, GradAB coordinator Email: