Scholarships available! We are searching for young talents for doctoral research in sustainable development

June 14, 2022.  

Dear young talents,

Are you enthusiastic about analyzing and promoting sustainable development? And do you have a creative research idea related to climate change, food security, agricultural development, poverty, governance,
biodiversity, gender, health, or related topics? An idea that needs interdisciplinary perspectives to be addressed?

The Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University Bonn is the best place for you to do such research. ZEF is among the top international development research institutes at one of Germany’s Excellence Universities. ZEF is led by three directors from different disciplines and employs about 50 senior researchers from all parts of the world. They supervise your doctoral research and support you in becoming a leading development scholar of the next generation. ZEF hosts a structured, interdisciplinary doctoral program, the Bonn International Graduate School for Development Research (BIGS-DR). BIGS-DR supports you step by step to your doctorate: with disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses, soft skill trainings, and strategic knowledge about further career steps. Being member of a batch of international doctoral researchers, you become part of a stimulating study environment and have a peer group of like-minded scholars.

We are looking for scholars from the Global South for so called EPOS-scholarships funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Application deadline for this program is 31st of August 2022. Details about the application requirements, time lines and procedures can be found here:

Apart from DAAD funding, you can also look yourself for other doctoral stipends to join BIGS-DR, for instance from your home-country government or other organizations. Further information about other scholarship options can be found here

Are you interested and have further questions? Meet the BIGS-DR-team and current students to learn about the courses, the structure and first-hand experiences. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Sign-up here:

22nd of June 2022 at 11:00 a.m. CEST / Register for the Zoom meeting:

6th of July 2022 at 03:00 p.m. CEST /  Register for the Zoom meeting:

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