Research Stays Abroad

Different funding opportunities for extended research stays at other universities are available. Some fundings are restricted to particular partner universities only, others are open to all kinfd of universities.

TiQE Track in Quantitative Economics (DFH-UFA)

Prerequisite: Research stay at Université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Inscription at the DFH-UFA as a doctoral student before the formal acceptance as a doctoral candidate
Funding: Up to 600€ per month for a maximum of 18 months research stay at the Unversité Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Application Deadline: Before the formal acceptance as a doctoral candidate

Bielefeld Graduate School in Theoretical Sciences (BGTS)

Prerequisite: Doctoral student in the BGTS
Funding: One-time award of up to 3000 € for reimbursement of travel costs and local expenses for an extended research stay abroad.
Application Deadline: 16th of May 2016
More detailed information is provided here.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Prerequisite: Doctoral student or postdoc
Funding: Research stays at other universities:
Application Deadline: None
More detailed information is provided here.

Cotutelle de Thèse (DFH-UFA)

Prerequisite: Doctoral student with a mobility track Bielefeld-Paris 
Funding: Travel allowance and financial support for the binational defense
Application Deadline: None
More detailed information is provided here.


Guidance for Application

For further information or if there is any need for guidance to apply for a fellowship, please feel free to contact:

BIGSEM Coordination

Phone: ++49.521.106-4865
Office: V8-145, main building


BiGSEM Workshop

The 13th BiGSEM Doctoral Workshop on Economic Theory took place at Bielefeld University earlier this week. The annual event is entirely organized by doctoral students for doctoral students. Out of a pool of applications, sixteen speakers where invited to talk about their research in various fields of theoretical economics. All of these talks took place in the plenary hall of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research amidst the green of the Teutoburg Forest. Afterwards, everybody returned home with new ideas and concepts. Pictures

Serhat Gezer

Serhat Gezer successfully defended his thesis on "Dynamic and Strategic Analysis of Innovations"



BiGSEM student Serhat Gezer will defend his doctoral thesis. It will take place in U3-140 at 2 pm on Friday November 23.

New visiting PhD student

Elena Iakimova from University of Calabria (IT) is taking part in BiGSEM as a visiting student in the time from 01/10/2018 to 28/02/2019. Her research interests are mainly focused on energy resources.


BiGSEM happily welcomes ExSIDE students

BiGSEM happily welcomes three second year ExSIDE doctoral students who are now doing their research in BiGSEM during the academic year 2018/19:

Ms. Fen Li
Mr. Thanh Son Pham
Mr. Severin Reissl

We wish our new students a good start and much success with their academic program!