University of Bonn Doctoral Scholarship in Political and Cultural Change for Africans (Study in Germany)

Doctoral scholarship

Course(s) Offered: Social sciences
Course Level: Postgraduate (PhD)
Provider: Center for Development Research, University of Bonn
Country to Study in: Germany

Scholarship Description
The Department of “Political and Cultural Change” at the Center for Development Research (ZEF) of University of Bonn offers a Doctoral scholarship in “Historical relations between demography and land use in West Africa”.

This University of Bonn PhD Scholarship is aimed at international students from any country, but with work experience in West Africa. However, nationals of African countries are strongly encouraged to apply.

The candidate will be expected to participate in the interdisciplinary and disciplinary courses of the ZEF Doctoral Studies Program from 1st October 2011 -February 2012. He/she will develop an individual research proposal until February 2012. For data collection, 10-12 months of field research in West Africa will be required. During the writing-up period of the dissertation, the candidate will be based at ZEF in Bonn.

Requirements for the applicants:
  • very good degree (Diploma, Master or Magister) in social anthropology, social geography, political sciences or development sociology
  • very good writing skills in English are required for the dissertation
  • very good knowledge of French are required for research in a francophone country
  • good knowledge of field research methods is required
  • experience in research is of advantage
  • work experience in West Africa is of advantage
African candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country

Participating Institutions
The Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn; Bonn; Germany

Fields of study
Doctoral studies in historical relations between demography and land use in West Africa

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
Three years starting from August 2011 under conditional acceptance of the confirmation by the funding agency

Scholarship benefits
A scholarship awarded will cover living, research as well as travel cost

Method of Application
The eligible candidates are invited to send their application including:
  • a letter of motivation
  • a concept note that addresses the research topic, problem statement, research objectives and question, suggested methodology (2‐3 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • copies of academic certificates
  • a letter of reference.
Please, send the hard copy of the application to:
Center for Development Research, Dr. Irit Eguavoen (ZEFa), Walter‐Flex‐Str. 3, D‐ 53113 Bonn, Germany

It is important to read the scholarship call, and also to visit the official scholarship website (link to it is below) for complete details.

Closing date for the application is the 20th June 2011

Short–listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

The Center for Development Research is an international, English‐speaking research institute of the University of Bonn/ Germany which hosts the ZEF Doctoral Studies Program.

Application Deadline: 20 June 2011
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: Scholarships in Germany for International Students

No comments:

Post a Comment