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The Graduate School of Decision Sciences (GSDS) at the University of Konstanz is funded by the German Excellence Initiative. GSDS is pleased to announce the availability of three-year scholarships for PhD students (€ 1,300/ month), starting in November 2012.
Applications are welcome from highly motivated graduates with an outstanding research-oriented Master's degree or equivalent, in a subject relevant to the GSDS research areas:
(Area A): Behavioural Decision Making
(Area B): Intertemporal Choice and Markets
(Area C): Political Decisions and Institutions
(Area D): Information Processing and Statistical Analysis.
Applicants with a Master's degree in the social sciences (e.g. in economics, political science, psychology or sociology) or in a quantitative subject (e.g. in computer science, mathematics or statistics) will be considered for admission. Master's graduates with related degrees and final-year Master's students are welcome to apply. The GSDS PhD Programme is designed for candidates with exceptional intellectual abilities and a strong desire to pursue academic research.
The central focus of GSDS is decision making as the cornerstone of the social sciences. To understand how decisions arise at the individual level and their impact on collective processes is a key factor for understanding human behaviour and its consequences for society as a whole. With its interdisciplinary orientation, GSDS aims to acquire a comprehensive understanding of human decision making, along with its economic and political consequences.
The innovative GSDS training programme and its open and communicative academic environment provide the ideal conditions for guiding PhD students towards scientific excellence. Our PhD students benefit from our connections to a wide variety of national and international network partners. They also receive targeted career preparation to facilitate their entry into academic positions at leading international universities and research institutions.
Application deadline for admission in October 2012: 31st July 2012.
For further information and to apply for the GSDS PhD Programme, please visit our website at: