PhD Scholarships in Agricultural Economics and Rural Development from DAAD 2021

PhD Scholarships in Agricultural Economics and Rural Development from DAAD 2021

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Date limite
31 oct. 2020
Niveau d'études
Type d'opportunité
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Financement complet
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Toutes les régions

The IPPAE Giessen Scholarship program is now available for PhD students all over the world. The IPPAE Giessen program lasts 38 months. It has a formalised structure which is compulsory to follow. The programme starts 1st of October each year. This program is dedicated to the following areas Agricultural Economics, Bioeconomy and Rural Development.

Eligibility and Conditions:-

To qualify for this program, you need to:

  • Be a citizen of a country on the DAC-List of ODA Recipients by OECD;

  • Not reside in Germany for 15 consecutive months or more on the 31st of October (application deadline)

  • Not having received any DAAD support in the 2 years preceding the 31st of October (application deadline). There must be two years between two different forms of support from the DAAD for a single person.

  • Have a Master’s or equivalent degree in agricultural economics or related science with a minimum grade of A or B. The award of your last academic degree must not lie more than 6 years before the application date.

  • Have at least two years of work experience in a relevant domain, before or after completing your M.Sc., but in all cases, before applying to this program;

  • Have a permit from your employing organization to go on a sabbatical leave; and

  • Be fluent in written and spoken English. 

  • Participate in a compulsory German language course organised by DAAD which takes place in Marburg and starts 1st of August each year Prior to the program.

Program Timeline:-

  • Course work (lasts for 4 months).

    • You are required to follow and pass 3 modules at the beginning of the funding period, after the German language course. 

    • The module "Economy of Rural Institutions" is compulsory for all candidates. The other two modules can be freely chosen from the modules offered at faculty 09 as well as certain modules at faculties 02 and 03 in order to provide you with relevant methods and theoretical knowledge for your PhD research.

  • Proposal design and finalization (lasts for 6 months).

    • The IPPAE group gathers every week during the teaching periods of the winter and summer semesters to share and discuss research approaches and progress, as well as administrative matters. 

    • The seminar aims to support students in the process of their research by other candidates as well as the program coordinator and leader to give feedback. It is also a means to develop your scientific presentation skills.

  • Data collection in country of origin (lasts for 6 months).

    • The program foresees that you will collect empirical primary data for a selected case study in your country of origin.

  • Data analysis and writing  (lasts for 17 months).

    • Upon return from the data collection, the candidate has about 1,5 years to conduct three main analyses out of the acquired data. 

    • The work should be splitted in three main objectives and worked on one at a time. The candidate should then use the IPPAE seminar to present his/her 3 analyses.

  • Defense of thesis and publication (lasts for 4 months).

    • In the last months of the scholarship, the candidate will need to bring all his/her work in the form of a book: the PhD thesis, with an introduction, (if necessary one descriptive chapter; if necessary one separate methodology chapter) at least 2 analytical chapters, and one general discussion/conclusion.

Scholarship Coverage:-

  • Monthly Funding

    • A monthly scholarship which presently amounts to € 1.200 is paid for the time of the doctoral studies (38 months).

    • Family allowances are provided if the candidate's family joins him/her during the time of the doctoral scholarship allocation.

  • Yearly Funding

    • One return flight per year for 3 years

    • Yearly research grant of € 460 to purchase items such as laptops, winter clothes, or cover the costs to participate to courses or conferences

  • Additional Research Funding

    • A fieldwork allowance is provided for 2 years. This allowance is of maximum € 2.500 and is not extendable at all.

    • The publication of the PhD Thesis is supported with up to € 1.200..

  • German Language Course Funding.

    • Allowance of € 410 per month.

    • Accommodation is provided.

About DAAD:-

The DAAD is the world's largest funding organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers. DAAD has a long tradition of uniting people and academia. Founded in Heidelberg in 1925 on the initiative of a single student, the DAAD has since become one of the most important funding organizations in the world for the international exchange of students and researchers. The central fields of activity of DAAD's strategy is supporting potentials worldwide, strengthening academic networks and sharing expertise for international relations. 

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