CALL FOR APPLICATION - 5th Global South Workshop
4-8 October 2010
About the Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is a world renowned graduate school of teaching and research in these fields. It was created in 2008 by the merger of the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Europe’s oldest institute of international studies (founded 1927), and the Graduate Institute of Development Studies, one of Europe’s first institutes devoted to the study of development (founded 1961). The Institute plays host to a diversified and vibrant body of students and faculty.
The 5th Global South Workshop (4-8 October 2010, Geneva)
Following the success of four previous workshops, we are pleased to announce the 5th Global South Workshop from 4-8 October 2010 in Geneva. This workshop is open to outstanding doctoral students from the global south pursuing advanced graduate research in areas bridging the fields of international studies and development studies, broadly defined, and working in disciplines such as anthropology, history, law, politics and political science, and economics. Scholars specializing in conflict, post-conflict societies, migration, and governance are particularly encouraged to apply.
The main aim of the workshop is to help build a network of young scholars from southern countries by providing them opportunities to interact and share experiences with fellow scholars from the south, and develop collaborative frameworks and projects that may help advance the salience of southern perspectives in their fields and disciplines.
Participants will be expected to present their research at the workshop. They will also have opportunities for professional interaction with faculty and research students at the Graduate Institute, and with international and non-governmental organizations in Geneva. English will be the working language.
Participants from outside Geneva will be provided accommodation and receive a contribution towards living expenses. The Institute will also cover return excursion fares for participants enrolled at southern universities.
Condition for Application
Candidates must fulfill the following conditions:
- Eligible candidates must be nearing completion of their Ph.Ds at a Southern university;
- The research topic must be relevant to one of the Institute’s domains of specialisation;
- Topics dealing with the Institute’s priority research areas are particularly welcome;
- Knowledge of English is essential.
Selection will be based on the quality of research. Quality being equal, selection may be guided by an interest in promoting thematic coherence and regional diversity at the workshop.
Interested candidates satisfying the above criteria may e-mail the following application package:
- Application form including a CV and a letter motivation
- Two letters of recommendation
- a 2000-word summary of the PhD project and a draft chapter outline
Download the application package to http://graduateinstitute.ch/southworkshop
Deadline for application: 15 May 2010
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted towards the end of June 2010.
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)