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Doctoral Scholarship in the Department Political and Cultural Change at University of Bonn, Germany

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.

Three years starting from August 2011 under conditional acceptance of the confirmation by the funding agency. A scholarship awarded will cover living, research as well as travel cost. 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.