South – North Research Scholarships: The Food Security Center (FSC) is a university center of excellence in development collaboration at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, 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.
Funding for research is expected to be provided by the applicant’s and/or supervisor’s institute and/or other organizations.
The objective of the collaborations is to write at least one joint, peer-reviewed publication. Candidates should present their research work at the University’s seminars, lecture series and/or workshops.
They are also expected to engage in teaching and training activities at the graduate and/or postgraduate level.
Furthermore, FSC aims at establishing an active, long-lasting collaboration with the supported researchers and their home institutes through an interactive alumni-network.
The scholarship is awarded for a stay at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. 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.
Eligibility for South – North Research Scholarships
The applicant must provide proof of:
Furthermore, the applicant must:
South – North Research Scholarships Application
Application is only possible by completing FSC’s application form, which can be down-loaded from the webpage below. Besides the application form, the documents indicated in the application form are required for the application.