The research areas of this scholarship are: Scholarships are provided in International Development Studies at University of Amsterdam.
Who can apply to this scholarship? PhD candidates should have the following credentials:
· Hold a (Research) Master’s degree in International Development Studies or related disciplines that focus on development issues (Social & Cultural Anthropology, Human Geography, Rural Sociology, etc.). Candidates who are due to graduate before October 2014 are also welcome to apply.
· Excel academically, as shown in the grade transcripts and curriculum vitae;
· Have a firm basis in mixed methods and (for PhD3) GIS.
· Have experience with fieldwork in the respective study regions; mastering the local language (Twi) in Ghana is considered an asset;
· Have an excellent written and spoken command of English;
· Have excellent organizational and social skills;
· Have the ability and interest to work in a team;
· Wish to pursue an academic career.
Benefits of the scholarship: A scholarship is available for the PhD positions, totalling EUR 1600 during stays in the Netherlands (50%) and EUR 775 during stays in Ghana/South Africa (50%). The full-time appointments will be for a period of four years (12 months plus a further 36 months contingent on a satisfactory performance during the first year), starting 1 November 2014.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: The full-time appointments will be for a period of four years (12 months plus a further 36 months contingent on a satisfactory performance during the first year), starting 1 November 2014.
Number of scholarships: Within this programme, three PhD positions are available for candidates from Ghana and/or South Africa: -Livelihood trajectories and innovation space in smallholder cocoa and oil-palm farming systems in Ghana (PhD1) -Livelihood trajectories and innovation space in smallholder macadamia and mango farming systems in South Africa (PhD2) -Tree-based farming systems and sustainable landscapes: an integrated analysis of biophysical effects and perceptions of impacts of tree-crop farming systems in Ghana and South Africa (PhD3).