The Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics (WCGE) hosts the international doctoral program “Ethics and Responsible Leadership in Business” (ERL). For admissions in October/November 2022, the program will award up to SIX MEMBERSHIPS AND DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIPS.
The membership in the doctoral program "Ethics and Responsible Leadership in Business" offers a wide range of opportunities for academic and professional exchange and networking, for example in the context of field projects with companies and NGOs and through regular discussions with experts from academia and practice. The study program promotes the research activities of the doctoral students thematically and methodologically, helps them to become aware of questions of theory-practice transfer, and broadens their research horizons.The close exchange between the doctoral students is ensured by regular events such as monthly jour fixe, work on joint projects and multi-day writing retreats. The scholarships include a monthly living stipend of 1,350 € and research allowance of 100 €. The Karl Schlecht Foundation (KSG) finances up to four scholarships. Further candidates will be assisted with applying for other doctoral scholarships, for examples by putting them forward for doctoral scholarship by the Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft (sdw). It is also possible to participate in the doctoral program without having a scholarship.
The program academically and financially supports doctoral candidates who develop scientifically well-founded and practically relevant answers to questions arising in the research areas of economic, corporate, and leadership ethics. It also gives them access to a broad scientific and professional network. The program is ideal for highly qualified, socially engaged, and globally thinking, active young scholars and practitioners from all over the world. For further information see: www.ethicsinbusiness.eu.
THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 17, 2022.
THEMATIC FOCUS OF THE PROGRAM AND THE SCHOLARSHIPS
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. For further information, see here.
The dissertation projects of applicants must fit to the thematic focus of the doctoral program and the research interests of the supervising professors. Applicants should familiarize themselves with these research interests on the program’s website:
Chair for Corporate Sustainability Management
Chair of Economic Ethics
Friede-Springer Endowed Chair of Business Ethics and Management Accounting
Dr. Werner Jackstädt Chair of Economic and Business Ethics
HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
An application comprises 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)
Further information about the conditions of entry, the selection criteria of the doctoral program, the award criteria of the scholarship, and the application procedure can be found on here.
Applicants should submit their application via the online application portal.