0 PhD Research Fellowships in Switzerland for Developing and Emerging Countries

Posted on Wednesday, October 09, 2013


Global South Scholar-In-Residence Programme: PhD Research Fellowship Programmes

Course(s) Offered: Several fields
Course Level: Graduate (PhD, research, fellowships)
Provider: The Graduate Institute
Country to Study in: Switzerland

Scholarship Description
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland offers fellowship programmes to candidates from universities from developing and emerging countries.

Fellowships are open to outstanding young professors from universities from developing and emerging countries in Africa, Asia, or Latin America, pursuing advanced research in areas bridging the fields of international and development studies, broadly defined, and working in disciplines such as anthropology, history, law, politics and political science, and economics.

Eligibility
To be eligible:
  • Candidates must hold a PhD and have a full time tenure-track or tenured position in an academic institution in Africa, Asia, or Latin America.
  • Candidates should demonstrate how their research stay will contribute to their academic career and their home institution.
Selection Criteria:
The selection will be based on the quality of research. Quality being equal, selection may be guided by an interest in promoting gender and regional diversity. Candidates should demonstrate how their research stay will contribute to their academic career and their home institution.

Eligible groups
Citizens of all Developing and Emerging countries in Africa, Asia and / or Latin America.

Participating Institutions
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.

Outstanding young scholars from universities in developing and emerging countries in Africa, Asia, or Latin America are welcomed.

Fields of study
Broadly defined, the fields of international and development studies - anthropology, history, law, politics and political science, and economics

Number of awards
Not specified by provider

Sponsorship duration
Whole duration of programme

Scholarship benefits
Scholars will spend one semester at the Institute to:
  • Update and strengthen the curriculum of their course;
  • Further a personal research project;
  • Participate in teaching courses;
  • Interact with the international community of the Institute and Geneva area.
Scholars receive a contribution towards living expenses. The Institute will cover costs of travel and visas for participants as well as accommodation costs; It will ensure a monthly stipend to compensate in the case of the loss of income* in the institution of origin and to cover subsistence costs in Geneva; upon presentation of a certificate.

Participants will be provided with a work space, and access to the Institute’s library and IT facilities.

Method of Application
Application should include:
  • A letter of motivation stating the reasons for the application, the preferred semester, the Institute's discipline or area of expertise in which the candidate is interested, 2 courses the candidate would be interested to attend while at the Institute;
  • A work plan detailing the proposed activities to be completed during the candidate’s time at the Institute (update of teaching curriculum, research project, etc.);
  • A curriculum vitae and a list of publications;
  • Two letters of recommendation.
Application must be sent preferably by e-mail to in-residence@graduateinstitute.ch.

DEADLINES:
Scholarship Application Deadlines:
  • 1st of October 2013 for Residence in the Spring Semester 2014 (mid-February to the end of May)
  • 1st of March 2014 for Residence in the Fall Semester 2014 (mid-September to the end of January)
For any question on the next round of application, please send an e-mail at in-residence@graduateinstitute.ch.

PLEASE NOTE:
Conditions for applications:
  • Candidates must hold a PhD and have a full time tenure-track or tenured position in an academic institution in Africa, Asia, or Latin America.
  • Their teaching and research activities and interests must fit with the Institute’s disciplines and fields of expertise (international affairs, development studies, development economics, sociology and anthropology of development, international economics, international relations, international law, international history and politics).
  • Special consideration will be given to individuals with an interest in international governance and/or research on international organisations in Geneva to join the Institute's Programme for the Study of International Governance.
Application Deadline: 1 October 2013 / 1 March 2014
Open for International Applicants: Yes

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