Diversity oriented support

GGG's board decides on the allocation of funding, taking into account the intersectional interaction of the various diversity dimensions. The GGG links group-specific and cross-group aspects and awards funding for less privileged groups of people in order to reduce obstacles on the way to a successful doctoral degree.

For example, there is funding for persons with child-rearing or caregiving responsibilities in the form of theFamily oriented Completion Grant or in the form of a Completion Grant for International PhD students and Language Revision Grant.

Especially with the Emergency Grant, the interaction of challenges and privileges in terms of the five diversity dimensions is a central criterion. In addition to academic potential and diversity factors, special activities such as participation in academic self-administration or other voluntary work are also positively considered when awarding funding.

In addition, the GGG supports the self-organised learning of its doctoral researchers by providing financial and organisational support for the establishment of PhD forums. This gives doctoral researchers, especially those who are structurally less integrated, the opportunity to learn from each other, to network, to organise workshops and to invite speakers in order to engage in professional and methodological exchange across disciplinary boundaries. Studies show that the probability of an academic career is lower for individual doctoral researchers, especially due to a lack of networks (e.g. Jaksztat et al. 2017).
There is no age limit for GGG funding (unlike many foundations).

The GGG's funding formats are continuously adapted with the participation of the doctoral researchers' representation, which has been a full member of the GGG's board since its founding.