PhD Fellowships for Developing Countries at University of Groningen

University of Groningen
PhD Research Fellowship

Deadline: Rolling
Study in:  Netherlands  

Brief description:

The programme enables junior researchers to do part of their PhD research at the University of Groningen for periods of a maximum of six months each year within a four year period. During this period, the researcher remains in the employ of their home institution in the country of origin.

There are also grants available for a brief stay in Groningen (max. three months). These are intended for junior researchers who wish to formulate a research proposal or academic staff who want to spend a sabbatical leave at the University of Groningen .

The University of Groningen is able to provide a thesis supervisor who will be responsible for the scientific supervision of the research.

Host Institution(s):

University of Groningen

Field of study:

Inquire with the scholarship provider for more information.

Number of Awards:

Not specified

Target group:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Replublic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, China, Colombia, Chile, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kiribati, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Moldova, Mongolia, Macedonia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Morocco, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Montserrat, Nepal, Niger, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Namibia, North Korea, Niue, Nauru, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Palau, Autonomous Palestinian Territories, Panama, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, South Africa, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tokelau, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tanzania, East Timor, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Venezuela, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Korea

PhD candidates from a university that has signed a co-operation agreement will be given preferential treatment.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

Grants will cover expenses incurred in traveling to and from the Netherlands (max. of four times) and the living costs during the stay. A moderate research budget can be granted, if judged necessary by the academic supervisor.


•  Applicant is an inhabitant of one of the eligible countries (see above).

•  Applicant meets the academic requirements for PhD research (has an MSc degree of equivalent) and is a junior researcher.

•  Applicant is employed by a research institute or university in country of origin and should receive an income from the home institution. The application should be supported by this organization

•  Research should relate to issues relevant to developing countries or Eastern European countries and should be conducted in the home country.

•  Applicant submits a research proposal. This proposal should include:

Clear research question
•  Short description of current developments in the chosen area of research
•  A plan for the work
•  A survey of relevant literature
•  A list of applicant’s publications
•  References

Fellowship Criteria:

The Scientific Committee of the Centre for Development Studies (CDS) of the University of Groningen assesses research proposals on academic quality and feasibility.

Application instructions:

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.   An application form is available in the Rules and Regulations [PDF].


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