South–North Research Scholarships for Postdoctoral Researchers from Developing Countries in Germany

The Food Security Center (FSC) is offering research
scholarships for visiting postdoctoral researchers from developing countries to
conduct research at University of Hohenheim, Germany. Three scholarships
are awarded for a period of four months in 2014. The monthly grant is EUR
1,000 for junior postdoctoral researchers and EUR 1,990 for senior
post-doctoral researchers. Travel costs to/from Stuttgart will be covered.
Health insurance and other costs must be paid for from the stipend. The
deadline of application is August 15, 2013.
Study Subject (s): Applicants will pursue research in food security related
issues. The scholarship aims at increasing their previously gained
scientific knowledge and skills relevant to food security related issues. The
successful candidates will collaborate with the research staff of the relevant
institute of the University of Hohenheim to conduct a specific research
project, which is in line with the work at their home institute and at the same
time to contribute to the mission of FSC.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for postdoctoral
students to pursue research at University of Hohenheim in Germany.
Scholarship Provider: The Food Security Center (FSC), German
Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility:  The applicant must provide proof of:
-outstanding study performance in agricultural, nutritional, natural,
social, economic or political sciences, or related disciplines with
specification on food security related issues with a minimum MSc grade of 2.5;
-working on doctoral studies at her/his home institute by the time of
application and by the time the scholarship program commences;
-latest academic degree completed no more than 6 years prior to start
of the scholarship
-track record of knowledge in the proposed field of study;
-plan to return to his/her home country/country of residence
and institutes;
-excellent proficiency in oral and written English.
Furthermore, the applicant must:
-be able to conduct innovative research;
-have excellent interpersonal skills and team spirit;
-be able and willing to work well in an interdisciplinary, multicultural
environment with individuals from different scientific, societal and cultural
backgrounds and with organizations from the public, private and civil society
sector;
-be available for the entire period of the research stay of 6 months in
2014;
-be a national of a developing country according to the OECD DAC
list.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of developing countries  according to OECD
DAC list (Afghanistan, Kenya, Armenia, Albania, Angola, Korea, Dem. Rep,
Belize, Algeria, Bangladesh, Kyrgyz Rep., Bolivia, Anguilla, Benin, South
Sudan, Cameroon, Antigua and Barbuda, Bhutan, Tajikistan, Cape Verde Argentina,
Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Congo, Rep., Azerbaijan, Burundi, Côte D’Ivoire,
Belarus, Cambodia, Egypt, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Central African Rep., El
Salvador, Botswana, Chad, Fiji, Brazil, Comoros Georgia, Chile, Congo, Dem.
Rep., Ghana, China, Djibouti, Guatemala, Colombia, Equatorial Guinea, Guyana,
Cook Islands, Eritrea, Honduras, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, India, Cuba, Gambia,
Indonesia, Dominica Guinea, Iraq, Dominican Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Kosovo,
Ecuador, Haiti, Marshall Islands, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,
Kiribati, Micronesia, Federated States, Gabon, Laos, Moldova, Grenada, Lesotho,
Mongolia, Iran, Liberia, Morocco, Jamaica, Madagascar, Nicaragua, Jordan,
Malawi Nigeria, Kazakhstan, Mali, Pakistan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Papua New
Guinea, Libya, Mozambique, Paraguay, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Maldives,
Nepal, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Niger, Swaziland, Mexico, Rwanda, Syria,
Montenegro, Samoa, Tokelau, Montserrat, São Tomé and Príncipe, Tonga Namibia,
Senegal, Turkmenistan, Nauru, Sierra Leone, Ukraine, Niue, Solomon Islands,
Uzbekistan, Palau, Somalia, Vietnam, Panama, Sudan West Bank and Gaza Strip,
Peru, Tanzania, Serbia, Timor-Leste, Seychelles, Togo, South Africa, Tuvalu,
St. Helena, Uganda, St. Kitts-Nevis, Vanuatu, St. Lucia, Yemen, St. Vincent and
Grenadines, Zambia, Suriname, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela and
Wallis and Futuna.) can apply for these scholarships.
Scholarship Description: The Food Security Center (FSC) is a university center of excellence in
development collaboration at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.
FSC is one of five excellence centers of the program “exceed – Higher Education
Excellence in Development Cooperation”, which is supported by the German
Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds of the Federal Ministry of Economic
Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany. FSC seeks up to three visiting
postdoctoral researchers from developing countries for a period of four months
in 2014. The Center wishes to attract young innovative professionals. The
scholarship aims at increasing their previously gained scientific knowledge and
skills relevant to food security related issues. The successful candidates will
collaborate with the research staff of the relevant institute of the University
of Hohenheim to conduct a specific research project, which is in line with the
work at their home institute and at the same time to contribute to the mission
of FSC.
Number of award (s): FSC seeks up to three visiting postdoctoral researchers from developing
countries for a period of four months in 2014.
Duration of award (s): Scholarships are awarded for a period of four months in 2014.
What does it cover? The monthly grant is EUR 1,000 for junior postdoctoral researchers and
EUR 1,990 for senior post-doctoral researchers. Travel costs to/from Stuttgart
will be covered. Health insurance and other costs must be paid for from the
stipend.
Selection Criteria: All accepted applications will be selected according to the following
criteria:
1. Fulfillment of announcement criteria (cf. “required skills” and
“application”);
2. Quality of proposal and project feasibility;
3. Fulfillment of demands (e.g. of hosting institutes or emerging
from collaborations with development organizations).
Notification: The
selected applicants will be contacted no later than October 15, 2013.
How to Apply: Application is only possible by completing FSC’s application form, which
can be down-loaded from a webpage. Besides the application form, the documents
indicated in the application form are required for the application.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline of application is August 15, 2013.
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