MA The­sis Re­se­arch Grant Pro­gram 2021

The Global Partnership Network (GPN) offers 10 MA thesis research grants for students of social science and agriculture at the Unviersity of Kassel whose MA thesis research lays in the thematic scope of the GPN.

The grant is exclusively awarded to students at the University of Kassel for field research in ODA recipient countries in preparation for a Master’s 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 Program supports students whose research contributes to the revitalization of the global partnership for sustainable development (SDG 17) and more specifically to the GPN’s research agenda, which is organized around three research clusters:

  1. Partnership in development cooperation: access, accountability, and deep participation

  2. Partnership in the global economy: agriculture, finance and energy

  3. Partnership in knowledge production: Eurocentrism and alternative knowledge

The GPN is committed to creating equal opportunities for MA students. We particularly encourage women and people from other marginalized groups to apply.


10 MA thesis research grants

For students of social science and agriculture at the Unviersity of Kassel

International travel costs (up to 850€) & a field research grant (500€) for up to three months

Application Deadline: June 20th, 2021

Ap­p­li­ca­ti­on re­qui­re­ments

  1. Application Data Sheet (please note that applications missing this document will not be reviewed)

  2. Cover Sheet

  3. Curriculum Vitae

  4. M.A. proposal including topic, research question, short overview of the relevant literature, theoretical approach, research design and methodology, time plan for field research and connection to development and research cluster (5 pages)

  5. Recommendation letter from the supervisor

Application Deadline is on June 20th, 2021. The application with all relevant details must be submitted per E-Mail to: gpn[at]uni-kassel[dot]de.

The selection process will take place in the beginning of July.