Global South Scholar-In-Residence Programme 2013 (PHD Fellowhip)-Switzerland.

This fellowship is open to outstanding young professors from universities from developing and emerging countries pursuing advanced research in areas bridging the fields of international and development studies, broadly defined, and working in disciplines such as anthropology, history, law, politics and political science, and economics.

Scholars will spend one academic semester (mandatory duration: 3 months minimum – 5 months maximum) at the Institute to :

  • Share their expertise and experience with students and professors at the Institute ;
  • Further a personal research project ;
  • Participate in teaching courses ;
  • Update and strengthen the curriculum of their course ;
  • Develop their contacts with the international community of the Institute and Geneva area.

Scholars receive a contribution towards living expenses. The Scholarship also covers round trip travel to and accommodation in Geneva.


The selection will be based on the quality of research. Quality being equal, selection may be guided by an interest in promoting gender and regional diversity. Candidates should demonstrate how their research stay will contribute to their academic career and their home institution.


Scholars will :

  • Share their expertise and experience with students and a contact professor at the Institute ;
  • Update and strengthen the curriculum of their course through close contact with colleagues working in the same discipline or area of expertise;
  • Further a personal research project by taking advantage of the plethora of expertise available in the Institute’s research centres and programmes, as well as the library’s resources, one of the most important European repositories in the field;
  • Participate in the vibrant debates in some courses and conferences of the Institute ;
  • Develop their network with international, public and private-sector actors from the Geneva area.


  • The Institute will cover costs of travel and visas for participants as well accommodation costs;
  • It will ensure a monthly stipend to compensate in the case of the loss of income* in the institution of origin and to cover subsistence costs in Geneva; upon presentation of a certificate
  • Participants will be provided with a work space, and access to the Institute’s library and IT facilities.

The programme aims at sharing knowledge and experience with the invited Scholars for the mutual benefit of the Institute and the Scholars’ home institution.

Application process


Candidates must hold a PhD and have a full time tenure-track or tenured position in an academic institution in Africa, Asia, or Latin America.

Their teaching and research activities and interests must fit with the Institute’s disciplines and fields of expertise (international affairs, development studies, development economics, sociology and anthropology of development, international economics, international relations, international law, international history and politics).

Special consideration will be given to individuals with an interest in international governance and/or research on international organisations in Geneva to join the Institute’s Programme for the Study of International Governance.

application process

Application deadlines:

  • 1st of March 2013 for Residence in the Fall Semester 2013 (mid-September to the end of January)
  • 1st of October 2013 for Residence in the Spring Semester 2014 (mid-February to the end of May)

Application should include:

  • The completed application form: click here to download the form
  • A letter of motivation stating the reasons for the application, the preferred semester and the Institute’s discipline or area of expertise in which the candidate is interested;
  • A work plan detailing the proposed activities to be completed during the candidate’s time at the Institute (update of teaching curriculum, research project, etc.);
  • A curriculum vitae and a list of publications;
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Mandatory duration of the stay at the Institute: one academic semester (3 months minimum – 5 months maximum)

Application must be sent preferably by e-mail and in PDF format at [email protected]


For More Information Visit the Global South Scholar-In-Residence Programme Webpage



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