The Right Livelihood College (RLC) is the global capacity building initiative of the Right Livelihood Award, known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”. The RLC Campus in Bonn promotes cooperation and exchange between winners of the “Alternative Nobel Prize”, scientists and policy makers in fields of poverty alleviation, social justice, and environmental sustainability (www.rlc-bonn.de). It is hosted by the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, and sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). In this context, RLC Bonn and DAAD offer a 3-year PhD scholarship for candidates from developing and transition countries to carry out an empirical PhD research project on a topic related to the topic ‘Social Mobilization for Change’.
Qualified applicants should come from a developing or transition country and actually reside there. They should hold an excellent master’s or equivalent degree in development studies, sociology, anthropology, political sciences, geography or related disciplines and have outstanding empirical research expertise in the fields of civil society, participatory and community-based empowerment. Experience in interdisciplinarity is an asset. Fluency in English is mandatory.