In order to be successful and to be able to ensure its continuance, the IGS requires private as well as public sponsoring. Most importantly, the doctoral candidates' cost of living must be ensured by grants. Only when these are guaranteed the early stage researchers can concentrate on excelling in their studies. Industrial enterprises, providers of logistics services, foundations, governments etc. can directly contribute to the IGS's success by funding a doctoral grant (3 years at 20.000 Euros each). The coordination of the program, the complimentary skill courses and some materials are sponsored by the state of Bremen. The grant are sponsored by third parties. Further support is always welcome!
We are offering the following procedure for funding:
  • First, a topic area is selected and defined in a dialogue with the IGS. This topic area may be developed from problems already occurring in an enterprise.
  • The IGS organizes a call for applications and preselects the applications that are suitable for a doctoral project in the respected fields. Final decisions for grant recipients and the assignment of a research supervisor will be taken in cooperation with the enterprise.
  • The IGS guarantees a clear and precise definition of the scientific problem to be solved, as well as an interdisciplinary education in logistics at the level of excellence. It also supports researchers in organizing their way towards their doctoral degree.
  • All elements intended for knowledge transfer are made available for the dialogue between sponsors and grant holders. Moreover, the doctoral candidate is required to submit an annual report letting the respected supervisors know about the researcher’s progress. Company internships may improve the connection between the research project and realistic applications.
  • By successfully obtaining their doctorate, the researchers will be able to demonstrate their high scientific and methodological competence in dealing with dynamics in logistic processes. Even beyond their professional knowledge at the forefront of research, they will have developed various complementary skills such as teamwork, presentation techniques, and intercultural communication. All of these capabilities make them into ideal candidates for junior management positions in logistics.