Funding and Scholarships

Short-term Visiting Lecturer Program

The ICDD is looking forward to applications for a short-term visiting lecturer exchange. During the application period (2015-2019), you can apply for a short-term visiting lectureship at one of the ICDD partner universities. We expect the visiting lecturer to stimulate especially the interdisciplinary research along the research lines of the ICDD: 

  • Decent work along agricultural value chains
  • Organizing the informal economy
  • Extractivism and rural welfare
  • Rural-urban linkages: transformation processes, livelihoods and social protection
  • Rethinking development cooperation

As a short-term lecturer, you will receive:

  • South-North professors (full professor, reader, senior lecturer) as well as scientists and lecturers (junior lecturer, lecturer): allowance for accommodation expenses and subsistence of up to 2.150 Euros per month for stays of at least 23 days.
  • South-South and North-South (professors (full professor, reader, senior lecturer) as well as scientists and lecturers (junior lecturer, lecturer): allowance for accommodation expenses and subsistence of up to 700 Euros per month for stays of at least 23 days.
  • Health care can be subsidised by a sum not exceeding 100 Euros for the whole duration of your stay as a short-term visiting lecturer. Please note that organizing adequate health insurance is your own responsibility.
  • Travel costs from your home country to the ICDD Partner University and back are included in all these options.

If you have any questions about the Short-term Lecturer Program or the application process, please feel free to contact us at the ICDD.

We look forward to receiving your application!


Postdoc Fellowships

In the framework of its Graduate School of Socio-Ecological Research for Development, the ICDD invites PhD degree holders from ODA recipient countries (countries eligible for Official Development Assistance of the OECD. Although a new DAC list for ODA recipient countries is available for 2018-2021 onwards, ICDD fellowship provision is still based on the DAC list 2014-2017.) to apply for a postdoc position in a particular academic field at an ICDD partner university:

The successful applicants will be based at the ICDD partner university they chose (see list above). Apart from conducting or preparing an own research project, they will get involved in the supervision of postgraduate students at the PhD or Master level and/or in an ICDD research project. Moreover, postdoc fellows will participate in the lively academic exchange and activities within the ICDD network.
The postdoc scholarship will be awarded according to the scholarship regulations of the DAAD programme ex)/(ceed for the period of 6 or 12 months. Extensions are possible. The s
cholarship includes a monthly living allowance according to country-specific and DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) standards.

Further information on the application process can be found here.


PhD Fellowships

The ICDD is an interdisciplinary and international scientific network of excellence with the head office located at the University of Kassel (Germany) and partner universities in Latin America, Africa and Asia. It co-operates closely with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and various NGOs. The ICDD is funded by the programme “ex)/(ceed – Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation” launched by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). In the framework of its Graduate School of Socio-Ecological Research for Development, the ICDD invites students from ODA recipient countries(countries eligible for Official Development Assistance of the OECD. Although a new DAC list for ODA recipient countries is available for 2018-2021 onwards, ICDD fellowship provision is still based on the DAC list 2014-2017.) to apply for a PhD scholarship position in a particular academic field at an ICDD partner university:

All information about the PhD Scholarship Position can be found here.


MA Thesis Research Grant Program

The ICDD offers eight thesis research grants for students from ICDD partner universities: 4 for social sciences and 4 for agricultural sciences.

The grant is exclusively awarded for field research in ODA recipient countries (countries eligible for Official Development Assistance of the OECD. (Although a new DAC list for ODA recipient countries is available for 2018-2021 onwards, ICDD fellowship provision is still based on the DAC list 2014-2017.) in preparation for a Master thesis and covers international travel costs (up to 850€) as well as a field research grant (500€) for up to three months.

The Thesis Research Grant Programme supports students whose research contributes to the global fight against hunger and poverty as well as to the three ICDD research clusters: Instruments for Promoting Decent Work, Strategies of Empowerment for Decent Work and Sustainable Value Creation for Decent Work.

The Call for Applications is closed!


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