Call for applications

DAAD Graduate School ‘Performing Sustainability. Cultures and Development in West Africa’

University of Hildesheim / University of Cape Coast / University of Maiduguri, Germany

Deadline: 22 Jan 2017
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The interdisciplinary Graduate School ‘Performing Sustainability. Cultures and Development in West Africa’ is a collaborative training network for postgraduate students by the University of Hildesheim (Germany), the University of Maiduguri (Nigeria) and the University of Cape Coast (Ghana).

The initiative is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and focuses on innovative research that brings together approaches from performance, arts and culture to bear on sustainable development as defined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A specific focus of the Graduate School is on issues of peace and conflict resolution and sustainable development that promotes inclusive and equitable societies and institutions.

The following scholarships are available.

6 PhD scholarships at the University of Cape Coast (Ghana) Performing_Sustainability_UCC_CFP

6 PhD scholarships at the University of Maiduguri (Nigeria)
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6 Master scholarships at the University of Maiduguri (Nigeria)
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3 Forschungsstipendien in Ghana für Doktorand_innen oder Postdoktorand_innen (for applicants from Germany) Performing_Sustainability_UNIHI_CFP

The deadline for application is 22 January 2017. The scholarships will commence in March 2017.

Application and Selection Process
The working language of the Graduate School is English; a very good command of English in oral and written communication is mandatory. Candidates apply with a project proposal (maximum five pages) which must include issues and topics clearly related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The proposal should also contain the following information: description of the current situation/state of research, the resulting research questions and the intended research methods, a list of the relevant literature and other potential research materials (e.g. documents, interviews, sound archives, media sources), a description of the targeted results and ideas for an applied project based on the outcome of the research.

Candidates will be selected based on their qualification and motivation. Special emphasis is placed on gender balance. We particularly encourage women and people with diverse backgrounds to apply.
The deadline for application is 22 January 2017. No application after this date will be accepted.

To apply please send the following documents to: daad-sdg@uni-hildesheim.de

•Research project proposal (maximum 5 pages)

•Motivation letter (2 pages) stating qualifications and interest and also indicating the
specific graduate program the applicant wishes to enrol in

•CV in English

•Certificates and other relevant credentials

•2 Letters of academic reference
Selection will take place in the February. Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.

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www.daad.de/

 

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