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 The Food Security Center (FSC) is offering research scholarships for visiting postdoctoral researchers from developing countries to conduct research at University of Hohenheim, Germany. Three scholarships are awarded for a period of four months in 2014. The monthly grant is EUR 1,000 for junior postdoctoral researchers and EUR 1,990 for senior post-doctoral researchers. Travel costs to/from Stuttgart will be covered. Health insurance and other costs must be paid for from the stipend. The deadline of application is August 15, 2013.

Study Subject (s): Applicants will pursue research in food security related issues. The scholarship aims at increasing their previously gained scientific knowledge and skills relevant to food security related issues. The successful candidates will collaborate with the research staff of the relevant institute of the University of Hohenheim to conduct a specific research project, which is in line with the work at their home institute and at the same time to contribute to the mission of FSC.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for postdoctoral students to pursue research at University of Hohenheim in Germany.
Scholarship Provider: The Food Security Center (FSC), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility:

The applicant must provide proof of:

  • outstanding study performance in agricultural, nutritional, natural, social, economic or political sciences, or related disciplines with specification on food security related issues with a minimum MSc grade of 2.5;
  • working on doctoral studies at her/his home institute by the time of application and by the time the scholarship program commences;
  • latest academic degree completed no more than 6 years prior to start of the scholarship
  • track record of knowledge in the proposed field of study;
  • plan to return to his/her home country/country of residence and institutes;
  • excellent proficiency in oral and written English.
  • Furthermore, the applicant must:
  • be able to conduct innovative research;
  • have excellent interpersonal skills and team spirit;
  • be able and willing to work well in an interdisciplinary, multicultural environment with individuals from different scientific, societal and cultural backgrounds and with organizations from the public, private and civil society sector;
  • be available for the entire period of the research stay of 6 months in 2014;
  • be a national of a developing country according to the OECD DAC list.

Scholarship Description: The Food Security Center (FSC) is a university center of excellence in development collaboration at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. FSC is one of five excellence centers of the program “exceed – Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation”, which is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany. FSC seeks up to three visiting postdoctoral researchers from developing countries for a period of four months in 2014. The Center wishes to attract young innovative professionals. The scholarship aims at increasing their previously gained scientific knowledge and skills relevant to food security related issues. The successful candidates will collaborate with the research staff of the relevant institute of the University of Hohenheim to conduct a specific research project, which is in line with the work at their home institute and at the same time to contribute to the mission of FSC.

Number of award (s): FSC seeks up to three visiting postdoctoral researchers from developing countries for a period of four months in 2014.

Duration of award (s): Scholarships are awarded for a period of four months in 2014.

What does it cover? The monthly grant is EUR 1,000 for junior postdoctoral researchers and EUR 1,990 for senior post-doctoral researchers. Travel costs to/from Stuttgart will be covered. Health insurance and other costs must be paid for from the stipend.

Selection Criteria: All accepted applications will be selected according to the following criteria:
1. Fulfillment of announcement criteria (cf. “required skills” and “application”);
2. Quality of proposal and project feasibility;
3. Fulfillment of demands (e.g. of hosting institutes or emerging from collaborations with development organizations).

Notification: The selected applicants will be contacted no later than October 15, 2013.

How to Apply: Application is only possible by completing FSC’s application form, which can be down-loaded from a webpage. Besides the application form, the documents indicated in the application form are required for the application.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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