Between 2008 and 2019 the BGHS offered 49 scholarships and positions for doctoral researchers.
24 scholarships were awarded within the initial funding phase (November 2007- October 2012) for a period of 3.5 years.
The second funding phase (November 2012- October 2019) provided 25 doctoral positions at the BGHS. The position holders were salaried and secured according to tariff.
The BGHS attaches great value to equality. In 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2016/17 the application procedure has been semi-anonymized. In addition, a quota of female and foreign researchers was introduced. This combination proved to be very successful as the BGHS, out of sixteen positions, appointed nine to females and nine to foreigners in 2013/14 and 2016/17.