Funding and Scholarships

Ela Bhatt Visiting Professorship for Development and Decent Work

The ICDD is looking forward to applications for the prestigious Ela Bhatt Professorship. During the application period 2015 to 2019 you can apply for the Ela Bhatt Professorship at the ICDD in Kassel (Social Sciences) or Witzenhausen (Organic Agricultural Sciences). We do expect the Ela Bhatt professor 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 & social protection
  • Rethinking development cooperation

You will receive a monthly non-tariff allowance of 4600 Euro pre-tax and pre-social-security-fees. A student assistant will support you with teaching and technical preparation, and ICDD staff will be available to assist with housing and other issues related to daily life in Germany.  The general duration of the professorship is 3 to 12 months (1 Oct to 31 Mar for the winter term and/or 1 Apr to 30 Sept for the summer term) and you will be free to choose which topics and themes to teach.  An example teaching load for 6 months:

6 x 45 minutes per week (14 weeks altogether), i.e. 2-3 lectures/seminars, plus postgraduate supervision.

If you have any questions about the Ela Bhatt Professorship or the application process, please feel free to contact us at the ICDD. 

We look forward to receiving your application!

Completed applications must be received annually in the ICDD office in Kassel no  later than June 30th. The decisions of the Selection Committee will be announced prior to August 1st the same year.

 


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 per month.
  • 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) 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) to apply for a PhD scholarship position in a particular academic field at an ICDD partner university:

  • Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil, in economics,
  • University of Cape Coast (UCC), Ghana, in development studies,
  • Egerton University (EGU), Kenya, in agricultural science,
  • University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), Pakistan, in agricultural science,
  • University of Kassel, Germany, in agricultural science,
  • University of Kassel, Germany, in the social sciences,
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), India, in labour studies.

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


Scholarship MA Decent Work

The ICDD offers Decent Work Scholarships for MA students from DAC countries studying toward an MA or MSc in the Faculty of Social Sciences or the Faculty of Organic Sciences at the University of Kassel. Students selected as scholarship holders will have the opportunity to work 40 hours per month in the ICDD on a project of interest and receive a grant of 750€ per month for up to twelve months. 

Application Requirements and Documents

  • Application Data Sheet
  • Highly scored BA
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Brief statement of interest in the field of development and/or decent work
  • Academic or vocational experience in the field of development and/or decent work
  • copy of recognized bachelor degree

Applications with all necessary documents must be submitted by E-Mail no later than 23 October 2017 to:

felmeden[at]icdd.uni-kassel.de


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 DAC countries (This DAC list is relevant for the ICDD funding period 2015-2019!) 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.

Call for ICDD MA Thesis Research Grants

Important information for applicants "MA Decent Work"

To be eligible for ICDD funding with an "MA Decent Work" scholarship, you must be accepted and already enrolled in the Master program Global Political Economy or Sustainable International Agriculture.

Further information on the ICDD related Master programs

Further information on studying at Kassel University

General information on scholarships and studying in Germany, can be found on the DAAD website


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