In the Research Training Group, PhD candidates have the opportunity to work as research associates (65%, for a period of 3 years).
It is planned that the next cohort with doctoral students will start in April 2023.

The doctoral process will be accompanied by a multifarious mentoring and qualification programme. It includes colloquia, work in small groups, participation in workshops on career advancement and periodically mentoring discussions with the participating researchers.

Based on the interdisciplinary approach of the Research Training Group, applications from graduates of social education/social work, educational science, psychology, sociology or social science, media science and related degrees (Master, Magister, Diplom or Lehramt/Staatsexamen Sek. II) are welcome.

For each cohort, additional doctoral students with the mentioned qualifications have the opportunity to participate in the mentoring and qualification programme without employment in the Research Training Group. This form of participation includes taking part in the colloquia, small groups, workshops and mentoring discussions with the participating researchers.

In addition, two Master’s students from the University of Siegen (Social Work, Psychology, Social Science and Media Science) have the opportunity to conduct their own study within the scope of the Research Training Group’s topic area and also to participate in the qualification and mentoring programme. The students will be employed as research assistants with a Bachelor’s degree. (WHB, 9.5 hours/week).