MA Thesis Research Grant Program 2018 For Social Sciences and Organic Agricultural Sciences

The International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD) offers four thesis research grants for students of Social Sciences and four thesis research grants for students of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Kassel.

The grant is exclusively awarded to students at the University of Kassel for field research in DAC* countries (This DAC list is relevant for the ICDD funding period 2015-2019) in preparation for a Master thesis and covers international travel costs (up to 850€) as well as a field research grant (500€) for up to three months.

The Thesis Research Grant Program supports students whose research contributes to the global fight against hunger and poverty as well as to the ICDD’s Research Agenda 2015- 2019which is organized around five thematic areas:

  • Decent Work along the Agricultural Value Chains
  • Organizing the Informal Economy
  • Extractivism and Rural Welfare
  • Rural-Urban Linkages: Transformation Processes, Livelihoods and Social Protection
  • Rethinking Development Cooperation

Application requirements:

  1. Application Data Sheet (available on our homepage; please note that applications missing this document will not be revised)
  2. Cover Sheet
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. M.A. proposal including topic, research question, short overview of the relevant literature, theoretical approach, research design and methodology, time plan for field research and connection to “Decent Work” (5 pages)
  5. Recommendation letter from the supervisor
  6. Travel insurance that includes Medical Emergency, Repatriation and Associated Expenses

Application deadline is on the March 1 st, 2018. Applications with all necessary documents must be submitted per E-Mail on time to:

Birgit Felmeden, Executive Manager – transfer@icdd.uni-kassel.de

For more Information, please see www.uni-kassel.de/einrichtungen/funding-andscholarships.html

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