Opportunities

1. ****African Economic Research Consortium“. 

Announcement for Masters Fellowships 2021/2022
The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) was established in 1988 as a public not-for-profit organization devoted to the advancement of economic policy research and training in Africa. The Consortium’s mandate and strategic intent is built on the basis that sustained development in subSaharan Africa requires well-trained, locally based professional economists. AERC agitates the provision of capacity building in economic policy in Francophone and Anglophone African countries through provision of support in the areas of policy research and graduate training. AERC wishes to announce the 2021/2022 Masters scholarships for applicants from Anglophone subSaharan African countries admitted into any of the following AERC Collaborative Masters Programme (CMAP) in Economics universities:

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
University of Botswana
University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
University of Cape Coast, Ghana
University of Ghana, Legon
University of Nairobi, Kenya
University of Mauritius
University of Namibia
University of Malawi
University of Zimbabwe
Makerere University

Qualifications and Requirements: To qualify for scholarship, applicant must:

  • Have applied and been admitted to any one of the listed CMAP universities;
  • Have attained at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or equivalent in Economics or related field from an accredited university; and
  • Female and applicants from post-conflict and fragile states (especially the AERC Masters Bridge Programme alumni class of 2017 and 2018) are highly encouraged to apply. Interested applicants must submit their applications for admission directly to the respective universities (application procedure can be obtained from the respective university’s website).

Upon receipt of an admission letter from a specific university, applicants shall send the following documents to AERC on jfe@aercafrica.org and copy training@aercafrica.org. 1. Application cover letter; 2. Curriculum Vitae; 3. Evidence of admission at any of the universities listed above; and 4. Certified copies of transcripts and certificates. The deadline for applying for the scholarship is July 16, 2021. For more information visit AERC website on www.aercafrica.org 

2. ****Urban Industrial Lands PhD Scholarships – 2nd call“. 

This is a second call for two PhD scholarships on urban industrial lands at Monash University (Melbourne, AU). Please share with your students. We are prepared to work around Covid travel restrictions and extend start dates for international applicants.

Applications are invited from appropriately qualified individuals (domestic or international applicants) for two Australian Research Council (ARC) funded PhD scholarships in Urban Planning and Design at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. The PhDs will contribute to a research project called Remaking Post-industrial Plans: Urban Industrial Zoning Past and Future. This project is led by Professor Carl Grodach and Dr Elizabeth Taylor of Monash University, and Associate Professor Joe Hurley of RMIT. The project will blend interdisciplinary approaches from urban planning, geography, and history to examine the changing functions and roles of urban industrial land.

The successful applicants will receive a tax-free living allowance and Tuition Fee Scholarship. There may also be opportunities as sessional academic staff.

Click Here For Full application details

Closing date for the receipt of EOIs: 31 May 2021, 11:55 pm AEST

3. ****2nd call – 7 PhD positions in Regional Science & Economic Geography at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (Italy)“. 

The Gran Sasso Science Institute, a recently established public university dedicated to doctoral education in L’Aquila, Italy, offers 7 positions in its English-taught PhD programme in Regional Science & Economic Geography.

The aim of the PhD in Regional Science and Economic Geography is to address issues related to local and regional development. The methodological perspective of research and teaching is multidisciplinary, combining regional and urban economics, economic and human geography, spatial planning and sociology.

Please note that the programme offers training in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, thus enabling students to move beyond dualistic understandings (quantitative vs. qualitative) of economic geography and regional studies.

The PhD Programme lasts four years. The Academic Year will start on November 1st 2021. GSSI awards scholarships until the thesis dissertation and for a maximum of four years. The yearly gross amount of the scholarship is € 16.159,91. An additional 50% on a monthly basis may be awarded for research periods abroad if approved by the GSSI. During their first year, PhD students will be offered free accomodation by the GSSI. In the remaining three years they will receive from the university a contribution to their housing costs.

L’Aquila is a historical town in central Italy, surrounded by mountains in a largely unspoiled natural environment. It is the capital city of the Abruzzo region. Rome can be reached from L’Aquila in about one hour and half by bus.

Deadline for applications is 14 June 2021. Click Here for details.

4. ****Doctoral Position in Remote Sensing and Earth System Modelling @
Lund University Department of Physical Geograhy and Ecosystem Science, Sweden
“. 

See Datails

5. ****Summer School on Ecological and Feminist Macroeconomics (Online, 12-16 July). “. 

it is with great pleasure that we announce this summer school organized by the University of Barcelona School of Economics.

It offers a crash course on both ecological and feminist macroeconomics. Moreover, it invites participants to reflect upon the convergence between the two. The intention is to contribute to macroeconomics able to face the challenges of the XXI Century. These are well reflected by the Sustainable Development Goals. Particular emphasis will be paid to ecological sustainability, gender equality, and their intersections.

6. ****Call for Fellows 2022: The RCC Landhaus Fellowship Program“. See Datails

7. ****[URB-GEOG-FORUM] Dislocating Urban Studies 4th Workshop – 17 and 18 May“. 

The digital workshop series Dislocating Urban Studies: Rethinking Theory, Shifting Practice has the fourth and final workshop coming up.

Revisiting the Concepts of Critical Urban Studies will take place on May 17-18 and, in addition to 15 interesting papers, will have interventions from Matthias Bernt (IRS Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space), Thomas Maloutas (Harokopio University of Athens), Miguel A. Martínez (Uppsala University), and Monika Streule (ETH Zürich).

The event is organized by the Institute for Urban Research, Malmö University in collaboration with the Global Development Studies Discipline and Helsinki Institute for Sustainability Science (HELSUS), University of Helsinki.

Day 1, Monday 17 May, 9:10 – 17:15 CET
Day 2, Tuesday 18 May, 9:10 – 17:30 CET

You can participate by registering here.

8. ****Workshop CFP – Decentering Urban Climate Finance

The organizing committee for a new research network on Urban Climate Finance (https://www.urbanclifi.com/) would like to invite abstract submissions for participation in two linked workshops to be held in Durham (UK) and Zurich (Switzerland) in autumn 2021 and spring 2022 respectively. The theme is focused on decentering urban climate finance through relational comparison across places, practices, markets and beyond. This collective thinking and writing process will be geared toward a special issue publication on these broadened geographies of urban climate finance. The workshops also aim to build the collective network and further collaboration opportunities. Deadline for abstract submission is May 28.

9. ****PhD position in Landscape characterization for planning“. 

We are looking for a landscape architect, architect, human geographer, landscape, spatial or environmental planner, a scholar in urban studies or with a similar master’s degree with a focus on landscape and planning. Master students in their final year may apply if they can show a transcript of their master’s degree by the 15th of July.

Landscape revisited: landscape characterization for sustainable development.

We are looking for a PhD candidate who will examine and develop qualitative approaches for landscape characterization for planning that go beyond the conventional cartographic approaches, and beyond the rural – urban divide. To achieve this goal the student is expected to lean on landscape studies in combination with a historical approach or examinations of everyday life, in studies of recreation and its mobilities.

The candidate will be one of 10 PhD students within an interdisciplinary European Innovative Training Network (ITN), called TOD IS RUR: “Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) for Inclusive and Sustainable Rural-Urban Regions”. The ITN will provide unique opportunities for international and interdisciplinary learning with peers at leading European universities and with leading practitioners within the field of landscape characterization. For this candidate, close collaboration with the Center for Metropolitan Studies, Technische Universität Berlin, will be of key importance, as will collaborations with practicing landscape architects. Case studies are expected to be carried out in Sweden and Germany. More information on TOD IS RUR is available at:  https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/projects/tod-is-rur/

10. ****Postdoc & PhD fellowships:Human Economy programme 2021 call for applications -Deadline May 31“. 

Two postdoctoral fellowships

The Human Economy Research Programme at the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, University of Pretoria, invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships commencing in 2021. The Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship is an interdisciplinary research Centre at the University that brings together and provides the required intellectual home for senior scholars, postdoctoral fellows and postgraduate students to conduct scholarly debates across disciplines.

Successful applicants will undertake research on ‘the economic system as it actually exists’ at a range of levels from the local to the global, using the methods characteristic of Humanities disciplines, and reflecting on ways in which the economy could be made to serve human interests – the interests of society as a whole, including those of the majority of the world’s inhabitants who enter it from positions of disadvantage. The project’s current focus is ‘Digital Finance: innovations and Implications’, but applicants with an interest in other topics are welcome to apply. Given the programme’s location, the emphasis is on undertaking research in Africa. The programme, which
started in 2011, has hosted more than 20 postdoctoral fellows to date from Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America. The programme is interdisciplinary, with an emphasis on Humanities disciplines such as Anthropology, Sociology and History, and valuable contributions from Economics, Geography and Education. Considerable importance is attached to publication of research findings, as well as to their dissemination to a wider audience.

The programme’s first aim is to extend study of the economy beyond mathematical modelling. The point of departure is therefore the importance of making sense of the economic needs, practices, and aspirations of people on the ground in particular places and times. But understanding, and changing, an economy that has gone global cannot rest solely on addressing local particulars. The challenge is to undertake research at various levels that helps to explain why people’s concerns are often distorted and thwarted by the interests of big money and big bureaucracy, what they manage to do for themselves in the face of this, and how they may, conceivably, find common ground in selected instances with elements within these powerful forces, thereby advancing the prospects for a more equitable global economy.

Two doctoral scholarships

The Human Economy Research Programme at the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship, University of Pretoria, invites applications for doctoral scholarships commencing in 2021. The Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship is an interdisciplinary research Centre that brings together and provides the required intellectual home for senior scholars, postdoctoral fellows and
postgraduate students to conduct scholarly debates across disciplines.

Successful applicants will undertake research towards a doctoral degree dealing with ‘the economic system as it actually exists’ at a range of levels from the local to the global, using the methods characteristic of Humanities’ disciplines, and reflecting on ways in which the economy could be made to serve human interests – the interests of society as a whole, including those of the majority
of the world’s inhabitants who enter it from positions of disadvantage. The programme’s current focus is ‘Digital Finance: Innovations and Implications’, but candidates with other research interests are welcome to apply. Given the programme’s location, the emphasis is on research in Africa.

The programme, which started in 2011, has hosted more than fifteen doctoral students to date, most from the African continent. The programme is interdisciplinary, with an emphasis on Humanities disciplines such as Anthropology, Sociology and History, and with valuable contributions from Economics, Development Studies and Geography.

The programme’s first aim is to extend study of the economy beyond mathematical modelling. The point of departure is therefore the importance of making sense of the economic needs, practices, and aspirations of people on the ground in particular places and times. But understanding, and changing, an economy that has gone global cannot rest solely on addressing local particulars. The challenge is to undertake research at various levels that helps to explain why people’s concerns are often distorted and thwarted by the interests of big money and big bureaucracy, what they manage to do for themselves in the face of this, and how they may, conceivably, find common ground in selected instances with elements within these powerful forces, thereby advancing the prospects for a more equitable global economy.

More detail on the Human Economy approach may be found on the programme’s website (https://www.up.ac.za/human-economyprogramme) and in the programme’s Human Economy Book Series. More on the Digital Finance theme specifically may be found on https://digitalfinance.africa/.

Please contact Professor John Sharp (john.sharp@up.ac.za) for further information.
To submit applications, please contact Kirsty Nepomuceno (kirsty.agnew@up.ac.za).

11. ****Two-year Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for the Project ‘Drylands Transform’“. See Details.

12. ****Call for Applications for Mastercard Foundation Scholarship 2021. See Details.

13. ****Call for GenUrb Post-Doctoral Fellow.

The GenUrb project is looking for a Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) to join our SSHRC funded project, Urbanization, Gender, and the Global south: a transformative knowledge network (GenUrb), based in Toronto, Canada. The position is full-time for 1 year (with the possibility for extension) and the person will be affiliated with the City Institute at York University working on a feminist comparative urban analysis of GenUrb data.  The expected starting date is July 1, 2021, but is negotiable.

GenUrb is a six-year international research project, currently in year five, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC, Canada). It brings together over 40 feminists, academics, policy makers, and activists to advance understanding of how women in low-income neighbourhoods engage in placemaking in cities in the global south, focusing in particular on the reconstitution of gender relations and women’s rights to the city in the context of the SDGs. Research is being conducted in Cairo, Egypt; Cochabamba, Bolivia; Delhi, India; Georgetown, Guyana; Ibadan, Nigeria; Mumbai, India; Ramallah, Palestine; and Shanghai, China. See project website here.

Main purpose of the job: The PDF will engage in the analysis of GenUrb generated data in these eight cities examining how the spatialities and temporalities of the everyday lives of marginalized women in low-income neighbourhoods are informing ecologies of place-making and the relationship between gender and urbanization. Through analyses across place, this project will produce insights into a feminist comparative analysis of urbanization as well as addressing gaps between national and global urban policy and marginalized women’s everyday lives.

Qualifications and Experience: Reporting to Prof. Linda Peake, PI; Leeann Bennett, Grant Manager; and members of the GenUrb Comparative Team, the post holder will work as part of the GenUrb global research team. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in urban geography or a related urban field with interests in feminist urban theory and urban everyday life, and should have experience of working in a city in the global south. They should have skills in and experience of analyzing qualitative data (familiarity with NVIVO would be a definite asset) and be expected to co-author outputs. They will also provide support in knowledge mobilization, including helping to organize a project conference, contributing to online materials and research training modules, as well as any other tasks assigned. The postholder will be expected to be a full collaborator in the GenUrb project.

Salary: $50,000 CAD/year

Application deadline: June 1st 2021.

Please submit applications by email, including a cover letter (with contact details for two referees) and CV in a single pdf attachment, as well as a writing sample, to Leeann Bennett (leeann3@yorku.ca).

The incumbent will preferably be based in Toronto. Moving costs can be covered up to a set amount.

14. ****FINGEO Second Summer School, 21-24 June 2021, “online”.

The Global Network on Financial Geography (FinGeo) is organizing its Second Summer School, virtually from June 21 to June 24, 2021. The school will take place over four hours each day (9am-1pm EST, 2pm-6pm BST, 9pm-1am CST) with social time reserved before and after sessions.

The FinGeo Summer School will be focused on cutting edge themes at the intersection between finance and geography.  Financial geography has never been as important as economies around the world are being reshaped in response to social, economic and environmental change. The FinGeo Summer School will offer an Early Career program aimed at advanced methodological training and reflexive peer debate that intends to aid the consolidation of an emerging global community of financial geographers. Therefore, the attendees will be engaged across a wide variety of research themes, theoretical perspectives, and methodologies towards studying the relations between finance and space. The program includes Methods Master Classes, Keynotes, Reading and Discussion Seminars, Peer Review Sessions, Career Development Sessions, and Social Events. 

The summer school is sponsored by The Regional Studies Association and co-organized by David Bassens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Theodor Cojoianu (University College Dublin), Michael Grote (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management), Janelle Knox-Hayes (MIT, DUSP), Dariusz Wójcik (Oxford University), Siqi Zheng (MIT, CRE), and  Matthew Zook (University of Kentucky). The Summer School’s advisory board further includes Manuel Aalbers (KU Leuven), Sabine Dörry (Luxembourg), Karen Lai (Durham), Fenghua Pan (Beijing Normal University), and Martin Sokol (Trinity College Dublin). 

The application deadline is May 15, 2021. More information about the program can be found here 

Please submit applications via this online form.  

15. ****Environment, Conflict and Society Summer School.“.See Details

16. ****Call for participants “Decentering Urban Climate Finance Relational Comparison in Theory & Practice“.See Details

17. **CURA urban methodolgies summer school

The Centre for Urban Research on Austerity is pleased to announce its second (virtual) Urban Methodologies Summer School 21-24 June 2021. Registration is free and open to all PhD students based in the UK or abroad. However, availability is limited.

The UMSS will feature four masterclass sessions led by Prof. Nazgol Bagheri (University of Texas San Antonio), Dr Begoña Amarayona (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona), Prof. Verónica Crossa (Colegio de México) and Prof. Loretta Lees (University of Leicester). These sessions will cover novel and innovative approaches to researching the urban sphere: critical qualitative GIS, visual based methods and ethnography, research ethics in the public urban space and discourse analysis for urban space research. A workshop on collaborative mapping online research will also be held with researchers of the international research project SOLIVID, and a General Lecture by Prof. Oriol Nel·lo (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) titled “the City and the Pandemic”.

For more information visit: https://curaumss.wordpress.com/

18. **Scholarship opportunities: 7 fully funded PhD Scholarships in Spatial Sciences @ University of Groningen. The PhD positions are PhD Scholarship positions. PhD Scholarships provide candidates with a unique opportunity to propose their own interdisciplinary research project. The proposed PhD research topic must both fit within, and explicitly contribute to, the Faculty Research Programme tWIST – towards Wellbeing, Innovation and Spatial Transformation. Furthermore, the research topic must fit within the scope of one of the research themes below. Please click on a specific research theme to get a full description.Research themes
1. Water as leverage for urban climate resilience in coastal areas
(Link: https://www.rug.nl/(…)tial-sciences#thema1)
2. Spatial spillovers of well-being: modelling the spatial inter-dependencies of happiness and its determinants
(Link: https://www.rug.nl/(…)tial-sciences#theme2)
3. Immigrants’ return migration from the Netherlands
(Link: https://www.rug.nl/(…)tial-sciences#theme3)
4. Families and school classes as contexts for mobility and life chances
(Link: https://www.rug.nl/(…)tial-sciences#theme4)
5. Inclusive mobility and accessibility
(Link: https://www.rug.nl/(…)tial-sciences#theme5)
6. Data, dialogue and decision making: design thinking in participatory processes with digital tools for creating sustainable landscapes
(Link: https://www.rug.nl/(…)tial-sciences#theme6)
7. A step in the right direction: exploring spatial scenarios for transformation of urban pedestrian mobility
(Link: https://www.rug.nl/(…)tial-sciences#theme7)
8. Assembling new subterranean energy regimes: Vertical and horizontal explorations in renewable energy transitions
(Link: https://www.rug.nl/(…)tial-sciences#theme8)Qualifications

In order to apply for the fully-funded PhD Scholarship we are looking for a candidate with:• a (Research) Master degree in Cultural or Economic Geography, Real Estate, Planning, Demography, or a related social-science discipline (obtained before 1 September 2021)

• excellent study results
• good writing skills and fluency in English; preferably experience in academic writing
• interdisciplinary affinity with social sciences and a keen interest in topics related to the Faculty’s research program
• strong conceptual thinking with the desire and capacity to relate theoretical topics to practical challenges and solutions
• strong motivation, good communicative skills, proactive and independent work attitude
• strong planning skills, good in organizing own work and related activities
• a great drive and enthusiasm.

Organisation

The Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen (RUG) is looking for PhD Scholarship candidates. We offer 7 fully-funded PhD Scholarships at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences starting 1 September 2021.

The Faculty of Spatial Sciences consists of approximately 100 members of staff, 100 PhD students and around 1.000 undergraduate students. We focus on high quality teaching and research in the fields of social and economic geography, demography, and spatial planning. It is our mission to produce research, which is world-leading, distinctive, and policy-relevant. With two Bachelor programmes, six Master programmes, and a Research Master we provide a wide range of courses within the fields of geography and spatial sciences.

Conditions

We offer PhD Scholarships for excellent students for a period 4 years. We offer coaching to facilitate a smooth process and a timely completion of your PhD thesis. You will participate in the Faculty’s Urban and Regional Studies Institute (URSI) PhD training program for PhD students as part of your personal training and supervision plan. Part of the training consists of following the Career Perspectives curriculum, which aims to prepare you for your (academic or non-academic) career after your PhD trajectory.

The PhD Scholarship Programme is part of the national PhD Scholarship programme issued by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW). PhD Scholarships amount to a scholarship (stipend) of € 2,207 gross per month from the University of Groningen for a period of four years.

Please note that PhD Scholarship positions are different from employed PhD positions, that also exist in The Netherlands. In general, the conditions between the two types of PhD positions differ, for example in the possibility to choose one’s own research subject, the possibility to teach, and payment and certain social benefits.

Application

What do you have to do and what are the evaluation criteria?

We ask you to:
• Develop and submit your own PhD proposal (max 2000 words) connected to the research theme you apply for. Both the fit to the research theme and the contribution will be an explicit consideration in the evaluation of the PhD proposal. We expect you to develop your own PhD Scholarship proposal. For the Proposal format, see: www.rug.nl/research/gradschool-spatial-sciences/phd-programme/ursi-phd-proposal-format.docx
• Write a cover letter (no more than 1 page) about why you want to receive a PhD Scholarship at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen;
• CV including names and contact details of two Academic References;
• Add the results (grades) of your Research Master or Master program
• Provide proof of sufficient competence in English (e.g. TOEFL or IELTS).

Procedure
The procedure consists of the following steps:
• Upload full applications (1. Cover letter, 2. CV, 3. Grades, 4. Proposal) until 2 May 11:59pm / before 3 May 2021 Dutch local time (CET)
• Short listed candidates will be invited for an interview in which they present their proposed PhD research proposal. This interview will take place between 17 – 28 May 2021
• Accepted candidates start preferably 1 September 2021.

Contact
Supervisors
Before approaching the supervisor that is attached to the research theme, draft a short research proposal (300-500 words) fitting the respective research theme. Also prepare a short CV of max. 2 pages. With these documents at hand you may contact the supervisor for further discussion, advice or in case you have questions about the content.

Graduate School of Spatial Sciences
For more information about the different conditions per PhD position, please contact the coordinator of the Graduate School: Dr Sanne Ponsioen, emailaddress: s.n.ponsioen@rug.nl

For any questions regarding the PhD scholarship position (e.g. procedure, process), you can contact the Office manager of the Graduate School: Tineke Dijkman: emailaddress: gradschool.fss@rug.nl

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our University. We are committed to building a diverse faculty so you are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/sollicitatiecode/ and European Commission’s European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers, https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Information

For information you can contact:

Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.

19. **Scholarships at the University of QueenslandClick Here To Apply
20. ** We would like to draw your attention to the call for the 2021 edition of the PhD programme in Regional Science and Economic Geography at the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI). It would be great if you could circulate the attached call within your organisation and network.Our PhD programme builds upon the research and expertise of the Social Sciences area (see below for details). We welcome students with different backgrounds, including (albeit not limited to) regional economics (and other related fields within applied economics), economic geography, and sociology. The programme is characterised by an interdisciplinary approach and provides a training in Regional Science, Economic Geography, Economics of Innovation, Culture and Tourism Economics, Policy and Project Evaluation, using both Quantitative and Qualitative Methods.Given the nature of our programme, we would very much welcome applications from students who intend to work on original and cutting-edge topics using a regional/geographical perspective. Hence, we think that our programme could be of interest to your students. The GSSI PhD programme is a 4-year one. This year we will accept 8 students (one of these will work on an externally funded project on “Productivity and resilience”). All our students will benefit from a full scholarship of approximately 16,100 Euro per year (with an additional 50% increase for approved periods of research abroad). We also provide a generous accommodation plan (free accommodation at the “student residence” during the first year, and a financial contribution starting in the second year), free meal vouchers, fee waiver, and a lump sum for the purchase of a computer.

Deadline for applications is 14th June 2021 (5pm Italian time). On April 24th, 16.00 (Italian time) we will organise a virtual Open Day for interested prospective students. We invite applicants to visit the following EVENTBRITE website for details and event registration: Click Here 

All informal enquiries can be directed to: rseg@gssi.it.

 The research environment

The GSSI is a recently created international PhD School based in L’Aquila, an historical city, capital of the Abruzzo Region, about an hour East of Rome and an hour West of the Adriatic coast, in the beautiful Apennine mountains. The GSSI was established in 2012, also thanks to the endorsement by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). It is a “curiosity-driven science centre”, which operates in 4 different research areas, including Social Sciences. 

The faculty of GSSI Social Sciences area is fast growing and very diverse, with previous experience in top international institutions in countries, such as the USA, UK, Spain, France and the Netherlands. Our team benefits from a wide network of top scholars working on a variety of topics, who regularly interact with the students through lectures and seminars. We are a research-intensive unit, with a very favourable student/faculty ratio. We are engaged in a number of research projects funded by European, national and local bodies. Our faculty publishes on top academic outlets in our fields of interests, including Economic Geography, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of Regional Science, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy & Society, Research Policy, Urban Geography, Journal of Rural Studies, Geoforum and Spatial Economic Analysis. We advise local and international policy-making bodies like the OECD, the European Commission, the Bank of Italy and several Italian Ministeries. Our students benefited from internships at the OECD and the European Commission and won several national and international prizes for their doctoral work.

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21. In support of the Sustainable Development Goals, Technische Universität Dresden (CIPSEM) is offering a range of integrated environmental management courses in 2021 (online-based format) and 2022 (format to be defined):💧82th UNEP/UNESCO/BMU International Short Course on Integrated Water Resources Management (SC82)>> Application period: 02 March to 13 April 2021

>> Course period: 06 September to 15 October 2021 (online)
🌳83th UNEP/UNESCO/BMU International Short Course on
Ecosystem Restoration towards a Green Recovery (SC83)
>> Application period: 02 March to 13 April 2021
>> Course period: 01 November to 10 December 2021 (online)
🍃45th UNEP/UNESCO/BMU International Postgraduate Course on
Environmental Management for Developing Countries (EM45)
>> Application period: 01 April to 12 May 2021
>> Course period: 12 January to 14 July 2022 (format – online or on site – to be defined in the end of 2021)
More info at: See Details
The courses are FULLY FUNDED!!
22. 10 PhD positions available for developing context-based approaches for rural-urban areas.See Details
23. Urban Studies Foundation International Scholarships See Details
24. Call for Applications: Augsburg-Munich International Doctorate Program – Rethinking Environment: The Environmental Humanities and the Ecological Transformation of Society See Details 
25. Impacts of collaborative workspaces in rural and peripheral areas PhD positions See Details
26. International Climate Protection Fellowships See Details
27. 2021 Global Scholars Academy See Details
28. Policy Expo Grant Scheme at See details