Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - School of Business and Economics

Doctoral workshops

To strengthen scientific exchange among the doctoral students of the School, the Graduate Centre funds up to two workshops or symposia organised by doctoral students with up to 3,000 € per event. The workshops shall take place in the summer term 2019.


Submission deadline for applications: March 31, 2019


Which events will be funded?

The planned events should be of high scientific quality and of interest for other doctoral students and further members of the School. Ideally, by their interdisciplinary focus, the events promote the interconnection among the doctoral students of our School and beyond.

A strong involvement of doctoral students in the organsation of the events, as well as with own scientific contributions during the events should be essential for workshops to be funded. In addition, guest speakers can be invited to further promote the scientific exchange. The overall format of the events to be funded should substantially allow for various discussions.


What will be funded?


What will not be funded?
  • travelling and accommodation expenses for doctoral students
  • expenses for social events


Who is eligible to apply?

All doctoral students admitted at our School are eligible to apply. Applications by groups of doctoral students are explicitly welcome. One doctoral student should act as main applicant and contact person; further involved doctoral students are co-applicants. Also doctoral students admitted at our School but working at other extramural institutions or studying in structured doctoral programmes can participate in applications. Cooperation between doctoral students from different disciplines, institutions or programmes is explicitly welcome, but is not an exclusive evaluation criterium.


Hints for the application

In the application, the planned event should be presented on at least one and up to three pages, covering the following aspects:

  • question and scientific context of the planned event
  • interdisciplinarity and contribution to the interconnection of doctoral students of the School (e.g. special formats within the event that promote exchange)
  • proposed guest speakers (Are they already contacted?)
  • first draft of the schedule of the event
  • budget plan (co-funding with funds from structured doctoral programmes and other sources is possible and has to be stated)
  • planned follow-up (Do you plan follow-up meetings?)


Documents to be submitted:


All documents can be submitted in German or English.


Who evaluates and decides on the applications?

The funding decision will be made by a committee consisting of:

  • the Dean and the Deputy Dean for Research Affairs of the School of Business and Economics
  • the coordinator of the Graduate Centre
  • the doctoral student representatives of the School


Up until when can applications be submitted?

Applications can be submitted as one PDF file containing all documents mentioned above until March 31, 2019 via email to:


When will the applicants be informed about the funding decision?

Successful applicants will be informed on April 15, 2019.


Further information on the administration of funded events

Expenses for funded events will by covered directly by the Graduate Centre. Invoices can be submitted directly to the Graduate Centre to initiate payment.

The Graduate Centre's coordinator gives organisational hints and support for funded events. Funded events have to be announced as "Event in the framework of the Graduate Centre at the School of Business and Economics".


Further questions?

If you have further questions, please contact the coordinator of the Graduate Centre.