Research Fellowship for European Researchers at Civic Consulting in Germany, 2014

Civic Consulting consultancy is funding research fellowship in food chain policy and economics/consumer policy and markets in Germany. Winners of the fellowship will receive a compensation of 2,000 Euro/month and will be preferably considered for permanent positions at Civic Consulting. Applicants must have proficiency in word, excel and possibly SPSS. Excellent english skills are required. Application deadline is 20th October 2013.. If you are interested in analyzing EU policy from a consumer perspective, and have a research interest in the fields of food chain policy and economics, or consumer policy and markets, and would like to be considered for a three-month research fellowship at Civic Consulting office in Berlin, then send in a 4-7 page article in line with academic standards on one of the following topics, in English, together with a CV and covering letter: – Food chain policy and economics: a) Good governance of food chain risks – has the EU learned the lessons from the BSE crisis? OR: b) What is the cost of animal welfare in food production, and how should EU consumers contribute? – Consumer policy and markets: a) Do market practices of gasoline retailers lead to consumer detriment at the pump, and what can EU policy makers do about it? OR: b) Unfair commercial practices in financial services – is the EU legal framework sufficient to protect consumers?. This fellowship is offered for research programme at Civic Consulting in Germany.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· Applicants for the fellowship should have at least one to two years professional or academic experience after graduation in economics, political sciences, law or other relevant subjects.
· Previous work experience in a research institution, a consultancy or a European/international body would be an advantage, as well as extensive writing experience in an academic, research or consultancy context.
· We expect genuine and documented interest in economic and legal research at EU level and previous research experience in the relevant field (as documented e.g. through scientific articles, previous projects or volunteer work).
· Further requirements are: experience in design and use of quantitative and qualitative research tools (such as survey questionnaires, guidelines for expert interview), proficiency of Word, Excel and possibly SPSS, excellent knowledge of English at the level of a native speaker, and EU residency/work permit.
· Knowledge of German, French, Spanish or other EU languages are not required but would be an asset.
Benefits of the scholarship: Winners of the fellowship will receive a compensation of 2,000 Euro/month. Fellows will contribute to ongoing EU studies. Fellows that have successfully contributed to our team will be preferably considered for permanent positions at Civic Consulting.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Three-month research fellowship at Civic Consulting’s office in Berlin.
Number of scholarships: Not Known

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