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Séjour de recherche postdoctoral – Atlas 2020

Date limite de candidature : 16 mars 2020


La Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme (FMSH) et le Centre français des études éthiopiennes (CFEE) proposent à des postdoctorants ou à de jeunes chercheurs résidant en France, une aide à la mobilité pour réaliser un séjour de recherche de 2 à 3 mois dans la Corne de l’Afrique (Ethiopie, Erythrée, Djibouti et Somaliland).

Seront soutenus des projets de recherche qui s’inscrivent dans la politique scientifique du CFEE, en synergie avec ses chercheurs ou ses partenaires dans la région. Les projets interdisciplinaires sont bienvenus.

Cet appel s’inscrit dans le cadre du programme Atlas de mobilité postdoctorale de courte durée lancé par la FMSH et ses partenaires.

Plus d’informations sur ce lien :



Khartoum, 1st January 2020

Call Grant Field Work CEDEJ Khartoum 2020

The French Centre for Economic, Law and Social Studies in Khartoum (CEDEJ Khartoum) offers support grants for field works to be conducted in Sudan during the year 2020 (from 1st February until 15th December 2020). These grants shall be dedicated to transportation costs, accommodation, translation, and any research related expense. The grant shall partly or completely cover the expenses of field work. There is no nationality restrictions. Applications can be written in French or in English.

These grants for the year 2020 are supported by the French Crisis Centre (Fonds de stabilisation du Centre de Crise) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the French National Centre for Scientific Research, and CEDEJ Khartoum. Deadline for application: 31st January 2020.



The scholarship is open to candidates in Social Sciences and Humanities: Sociology, Geography, History, Political Science, Anthropology, Economy and Law, international relations, war studies. Master students, PhD candidates, researchers or independent researchers are welcome to apply.


Call and Proposals – Priority Topics

After the huge popular movement that led to the fall of the 30-years long regime of Omar El-Bashir on April 11th 2019, most of the history of the mobilization and the ongoing transition remain to be written. In order to deepen our understanding of the political events which have been taking place since 2018 in Sudan, and in order to consider them in a broader historical perspective, CEDEJ Khartoum shall support in priority proposals related to three main research areas in 2020: 1. the study of social movements; 2. The ongoing political, economic and social reconfigurations; and 3. sociology of elections. For each of these thematic issues, multi scales analysis will be welcome (international, local, national).


  1. The propositions on social movement may consider the history of mobilizations, in a long term perspective: economic, social or political roots and the structuration of the social movements. They may also focus on specific aspects of the movement on the short term (mapping in the demonstrations, role of the social media, songs and words of the revolution, etc.). A sociology of the social movement may also be welcome (the youth, artists, the question of class, dynamics of militantism, mobilizations at the level of the neighborhoods, in rural areas, the role of diasporas, professional association, political parties, Sufi leaders…).
  2. Propositions dealing with the ongoing reconfiguration of the political scene and the remaining challenges, at different levels, are also welcome. What has been called the “deep state” in the media still requires specific research focusing, for instance, on precise branches of the administrations in order to understand the recent and ongoing dynamics of state agents’ mobilities, evictions, and their relation to the regime and the (complaining citizens). The evolution of devolution and the relations between the central and the regional administrations shall also be an important issue to be discussed in the coming years. Again, it may be needed to put this aspect in an historical perspective, but proposals can also focus on contemporary or immediate political history (armed groups, ongoing negotiations, negotiation in the distribution of power between the government and the regions etc.). The reconfiguration of the political party system also represents a central issue, be it in terms of historical cleavages, or in terms of current parties’ evolutions due to the evolution of the leftist parties, and parties based on a certain version of political Islam. Political economy will be a central aspect of these reconfigurations, the challenges remaining huge (re-structuration of the debt, sources of revenues, land related issues, structure of the market, sociology of the business elites…). Last but not least, the transition will also depend on the restructuration of the Armed and security Forces. What kind of models are being applied? Who are the local and international advisors helping implementing these models?
  3. A few research have already been conducted on elections in Sudan. The current reconfigurations may allow further research to be conducted in the capital and the regions that were until recently not accessible. Electoral maps based on former elections may help us better understand the current mobilizations and what citizens have been for in Sudan until today. Abstentionism also may be explored, an issue still to be explored, leading to a broader thinking about what voting means for Sudanese citizens, depending on their social, geographical, and political situation and their relation towards the Sudanese state and successive regimes.


Though the main focus of this call shall be these above mentioned issues, we may also consider other proposals on issues related to the main research areas CEDEJ Khartoum has been hosting,

  • Migrations within/from/to/through Sudan and the Horn of Africa
  • Religion and politics
  • Sudan Political Economy
  • Sudan in its regional/international environment



Any grant received must be subject to a final report from the beneficiaries (5000 words).

The reports will be published in a series of papers of they reach the required quality, and a final book to be published in English at the end of the program.


Application and Selection

All applicants must send in one document a research project, including:

  • The title of the project
  • The address of the applicants, his/her affiliation
  • A short CV
  • A presentation of her project ( 3 000 words) detailing research issues, originality, methods, expected results, and feasibility of the project
  • A provisional program (timetable/dates of field work)
  • A provisional budget and the amount of support asked

Application shall sent to

A confirmation email will be sent to each applicant.

The scientific interest, feasibility and relevance of the project, the applicant’s ability to implement them, their innovative dimension, the suitability of the budget, co-funding sources, and the academic value (degree, scientific publication, data collection within a larger project…) will be criteria for evaluation and selection of application by a scientific committee.


Closing date for application: 31st January 2020. Selection of candidates will be made by the Coordinator of CEDEJ Khartoum and a selection pluri-disciplinary selection committee.


The scholarships will then start as soon as possible from February 1st.

The grant beneficiary will receive 50% of the grant (in euros when bank transfer is possible) at the beginning of the fieldwork. The beneficiary will receive the remaining payment when the final report is submitted to CEDEJ Khartoum and after validation by the scientific committee.


Jean-Nicolas Bach – Director CEDEJ Khartoum




OFFRES D’EMPLOI – Centre Afrique Subsaharienne de l’IFRI

L’Ifri recrute un.e chercheur.e au sein du Centre Afrique subsaharienne. Thématiques de recherche : urbanisation, classes moyennes, NTIC. Plus d’informations sur les missions sur la fiche de poste ci-dessous.

L’Ifri recrute également, au sein du Centre Afrique subsaharienne, un.e stagiaire à partir de février 2020 et pour une durée de 6 mois. Plus d’informations sur les missions et le profil recherché ci-dessous.

Research Associate for Transnational Lived Citizenship Project – Manchester

This is a post-doctoral position for the ESRC-funded project: Transnational lived citizenship: Practices of citizenship as political belonging among emerging diasporas in the Horn of Africa.

The post holder will play a central role in the project working closely with the Principal Investigator, Dr Tanja Müller, and Co-Investigator, Dr Oliver Bakewell, to help refine the project design, develop research instruments and undertake fieldwork in Addis Ababa, Khartoum and Nairobi.

The researcher will be the focal point for networking with project partners and other stakeholders in the region. They will contribute to analysis, writing for academic publications and dissemination activities.

Further particulars and job description down below.


The Sir William Luce Fellowship is awarded annually to a scholar at post-doctoral level, diplomat, politician, or business executive, working on those parts of the Middle East to which Sir William Luce devoted his working life (Iran, the Gulf states, South Arabia and Sudan), and is hosted by Durham University during the Easter term of each academic year.

The Fund is looking for research proposals that examine historic aspects of Iran, the Gulf States, South Arabia and Sudan that throw light on contemporary events. The Fund notes that the University holds a Sudan Archive containing records relating to both Sudan and South Sudan. The Committee administering the Sir William Luce Memorial Fund reserves the right not to make an appointment to a Fellowship.

The Fellowship, tenable jointly in the Institute for Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies and Trevelyan College, entitles the holder to full access to departmental and other University facilities such as Computing and Information Services and the University Library. The Fellowship also carries a grant, accommodation and all meals for the duration of the Fellowship. Fellows reside at Trevelyan College and are warmly encouraged to take a full part in the life of the Senior Common Room during their residence.

The Fellow is expected to deliver a lecture on the subject of his or her research which will be designated ‘The Sir William Luce Lecture’, and should be cast in such a way as to form the basis of a paper to be published in a special edition of the Durham Middle East Papers series.

Applicants for the 2020 Fellowship (27 April-26 June 2020) should send a CV (of no more than 2 pages), a two to three-page outline of their proposed research and contact details for two referees, preferably by e-mail, by Friday 11 October 2019 to:

The Honorary Secretary
Sir William Luce Memorial Fund
Durham University Library
Palace Green
United Kingdom


More information here.


Les Afrique dans le Monde (LAM) recrute mi-janvier un.e Ingénieur.e d’étude “Animateur/trice de communauté” en charge de la communication et de la valorisation des recherches menées par les communautés scientifiques de LAM (60%) et des UMIFRE (40%) : Nairobi, Ibadan, Johannesburg, Addis Adeba, et Karthoum. Le poste est également lié au GIS études africaines. La personne sera basée à LAM, Bordeaux.

Description des missions :

Au sein de LAM, en étroite collaboration avec les UMIFRE et le GIS études africaines en France, le/la animateur/trice de communautés prend en charge l’animation de la communauté des chercheurs africanistes, à travers la communication numérique (site web, un blog commun et les réseaux sociaux) ;

Il/elle prend en charge la communication en lien avec la valorisation des recherches menées par les communautés scientifiques de LAM et des UMIFRE ;

Description des activités :

Pour la partie LAM (60 %) :
– Accompagner la stratégie de construction et renforcement de réseaux et partenariats académiques et non académiques de LAM, en Afrique, en Europe (réseau AEGIS), en Asie et en Amérique
– Faire vivre et optimiser les supports de communication électronique de LAM (site, blog et comptes des réseaux sociaux), en lien avec l’animation du réseau du GIS « Etudes Africaines en France ».
– Contribuer à l’élaboration et à l’animation d’une stratégie de communication digitale et de valorisation de la recherche auprès de la direction de LAM.
– Accompagner la stratégie de valorisation numérique des productions scientifiques, assurer une veille technologique sur les évolutions de la valorisation notamment numérique
– Assurer une veille informationnelle et un partage de l’information au sein de LAM et de ses réseaux – Assurer le développement des contenus scientifiques et pédagogiques numériques conçus à LAM pour divers publics (REL, MOOC, Science ouverte à distance)
– Encourager les chercheurs à diffuser leurs recherches en accès libre

Pour la partie mutualisée (40 %) :
-Il/elle contribue à l’entretien et au renforcement d’un réseau multi-acteurs de partenaires sur et dans les Afriques ;
-Il/elle assure la mise en contact des chercheurs autour de la diffusion d’appels à projets
– Préparer les contenus pour les différents formats de diffusion électronique (blog, réseaux sociaux, REL)
– développer et amplifier les liens entre les réseaux existants (GIS, AEGIS, ASA, JAAS, CAAS, CODESRIA)
– Faire vivre le blog et les comptes des réseaux sociaux, participer à l’animation du réseau du GIS « Etudes Africaines en France ».
– Proposer, mettre en place et animer un plan de construction et renforcement de la communauté scientifique des études africaines, dans le cadre du GIS Afrique, en partenariat avec LAM et les UMIFRE.
– Assurer une veille technologique sur les évolutions de la communication notamment numérique, analyser les impacts et proposer des stratégies et outils.

Description des compétences :

– Connaissance des outils et technologies de l’information et de la communication
– Maitrise des logiciels de gestion de contenus et connaissance générale des normes et techniques de la structuration de contenus web
– Connaissance des règles légales et procédures déontologiques dans la communication numérique et réseaux sociaux
– Connaissance de la recherche dans le domaine de SHS
– Animer des réseaux, travailler en équipe
– Maitriser les outils et codes des réseaux sociaux et s’adapter aux évolutions technologiques
– anglais : niveau B2 – C1,
– La connaissance de l’Afrique et/ou du portugais seraient des plus

Description du contexte :

Le/la animateur/trice de communautés travaille au sein de LAM, laboratoire pluridisciplinaire d’études africaines CNRS/Sciences Po Bordeaux à Bordeaux. Il travaille en étroite concertation avec les UMIFRE de Nairobi, Ibadan, Johannesburg, Addis Adeba, et Karthoum et avec le GIS Etudes africaines en France. Il/elle prend en charge l’animation des blogs (et leur convergence) et des différents comptes sociaux (Facebook, Twitter). Il/elle développe et gère les outils et supports de diffusion numérique et valorisation de la recherche. Il/elle travaille sous la responsabilité du directeur de LAM, en contact étroit avec les directeurs.trices du GIS Afrique et des UMIFRE, en collaboration directe avec les webmestres du GIS et des laboratoires. Il/elle est intégré au sein d’une équipe de 9 ITA à LAM, comportant notamment une maquettiste/graphiste et une webmestre.
Des formations pourront accompagner la prise de fonction selon le profil du/de la candidat·e retenu·e.

Conflict Research Fellowship

The Understanding Violent Conflict (UVC) program of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invites research grant applications from postdoctoral researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on the drivers of conflict at universities and nongovernmental organizations.

About the Conflict Research Fellowship 

The Conflict Research Fellowship (CRF) offers yearlong support for experienced scholars (based at a university or NGO). The CRF is part of the Conflict Research Programme (CRP), a four year, UK Department of International Development funded research program based at the London School of Economics and Political Science that investigates the drivers of violent conflict in five cases: Somalia, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, and Syria. The program focuses on ways in which the political economy of public authority helps to explain the persistence and spread of violence. Successful fellowship candidates will need to examine how different interventions affect violent conflict and/or the risk of renewed violent conflict; analyze “what works” to counter drivers of conflict; and explore the contextual factors that affect the efficacy of such interventions, including the linkages among international, national, state, and local level dynamics.  Successful candidates will contribute to the overall analysis of conflict through case studies of external interventions in four areas prioritized by the program:

  1. Civil society support (including multi-scalar peacemaking and peacebuilding activities, support for reconciliation, and community-level dialogue and mediation)
  2. Security and Justice Sector reform (including DDR/RR, stabilization, regional security networks/arenas, transitional, formal and customary justice) 
  3. Strengthening public authority and legitimacy, including at sub-national levels (the political marketplace, the effects of patronage networks on governance, governance promoting interventions, decentralization and anti-corruption activities)
  4. Resource management (including settlement of land and real estate disputes, governance frameworks, and the role of natural resource competition in shaping public authority).

CRP Fellowship Guidelines

Grants are awarded on a competitive, peer-reviewed basis and are intended to support three months of field-based research, whereas a visiting fellowship can be supported for a maximum of 6 months. Up to 7-9 individual grants of a maximum of £17,000 will be awarded. Women and nationals of the five country cases are strongly encouraged to apply. Please refer to the application guidelines when completing the application. Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult this site.

Research Grant Proposals

The UVC is interested in innovative field-based projects that demonstrate strong potential for high-quality research and analysis, which in turn can inform practical action on conflict and/or facilitate interregional collaboration and networking among researchers and practitioners.

Proposals should clearly describe research objectives and significance, with alignment between research design/method and research questions and goals. Proposals should also demonstrate knowledge of the research subject and relevant literature, and address the feasibility of proposed research activities, including a time frame for project completion. Please consider carefully how your research project has the potential to contribute to a sound and credible knowledge base for how different interventions affect violent conflict and/or the risk of renewed violent conflict. We strongly encourage the inclusion of a brief, but realistic budget outline (keeping within the allotted amount for the grant), to fit appropriately within a six-month project and the page limit required. 


  • Candidates must be postdoctoral scholars, policy analysts, or practitioners based at a university or nongovernmental organization with at least three years of field-based experience since the completion of the PhD (or researchers with equivalent experience who have published one book or two peer-reviewed academic articles).
  • Applications will be considered for the following purposes only: funding to support fieldwork, teaching buy-out at your home institution, or a visiting appointment at a US or European university.
  • Research projects must focus on the core countries of the CRF: Somalia, South Sudan, DRC, Iraq, or Syria.
  • Applicants must also be available to attend a preparatory workshop within the first two months of their fellowship period, and a capstone workshop towards the end of the year-long fellowship.
  • At the end of the fellowship period, recipients must produce an original research output that is suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed academic journal.

Application Process

All applications must be uploaded through our online portal.

Do not hesitate to contact program staff at the Social Science Research Council in New York if you have further questions. Program staff may be contacted at or by telephone at (+1) 718-517-3707.


  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Completed Proposal & Bibliography
  3. Two (2) Reference Letters
  4. Language evaluation(s) (if required)
  5. Updated CV


The application deadline is 6 January 2019. In order to be considered, your application must be completed online and in SUBMITTED no later than 11:59pm (EST). References and language evaluations must also be submitted online by the deadline. 

Doctoral position NCCR On the move

Doctoral student Open Position
Open Position
The nccr – on the move is looking for a

Doctoral Student

To complete a PhD thesis within the research project ‘Migration Governance through Trade Mobilitie’ at the World Trade Institute, University of Bern, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Peter van den Bossche, PD Dr. Marion Panizzon (University of Bern) and Prof. Sandra Lavenex (University of Geneva).
The start date will be 1 February 2019

Full job description including the qualifications required and application details (PDF).

The “Connect Talent” International Call for Applications



The purpose of the “Connect Talent” call for applications is to provide support for hosting world-class researchers at a laboratory in the Pays de la Loire region, on the west coast of France. “Connect Talent” seeks to attract technological or scientific breakthrough projects with unquestionable social and economic impact.


“Connect Talent” is intended for leading international scientists, alone or with a team. A leading scientist means a researcher with unquestioned international recognition: quality and dynamics in terms of scientific production, number of citations, distinctions (from the European Research Council, for example), international openness, scope of existing industrial relations, etc.


The call for applications is open to all scientific disciplines. Special attention will be paid to projects that will accelerate the development of an existing dynamic in the region, notably in the fields of production technologies, healthcare, the sea, plants, food, as well as cross-cutting topics in digital technologies, electronics and the human and social sciences.

Eligibility requirements

The award criteria are the following:
– the applicant must have a high academic level and international recognition;
– risk-taking and ambition of the scientific project;
– social and economic impact;
– acceleration of the scientific and technological dynamic in the Pays de la Loire region;
– feasibility (cost, schedule, support methods, governance, collaborations, etc.)


When you go to the Connect Talent website, you can:
1) read the text of the call for applications, which presents the objectives of “Connect Talent”, the selection process and the assessment criteria;
2) learn about research in the region and contact a host institution;
3) download and fill in the application file.

The deadline for filing applications is Monday, October 1 st, 2018. All applications must be posted on the website by the researcher’s host institution.

For further information, you can contact the Region’s services by email:

Postdoctoral position – IFRA IBADAN, Nigeria

L’IFRA-Nigeria recrute pour septembre 2019 un(e) nouveau/elle chercheur(e) contractuel(le) en sciences humaines et sociales.

Le/la chercheur(e), titulaire d’un doctorat en sciences humaines et sociales et fort(e) d’une expérience de recherche en Afrique sub-saharienne, travaillera à l’élaboration de programmes de recherche, notamment dans les domaines suivants : Dynamiques religieuses, Villes et environnement, Mobilisations et identités. Il/elle participera également à l’animation scientifique et pédagogique de l’Institut et à sa gestion administrative aux cotés de la directrice.

Il s’agit d’un contrat de deux ans renouvelable jusqu’à 4 ans en poste.  Ce poste est ouvert aux candidats de nationalité française ou ressortissant d’un autre pays de l’Union européenne, de l’espace économique européen, de la Suisse ou de Monaco.

La procédure de candidature est ouverte jusqu’au 15 octobre 2018 au soir.

Toutes les informations utiles sont disponibles dans la fiche de poste ci-jointe.

Post Doctoral Research Position “Living in cities with terror: effects of diffuse terrorism on urban atmospheres” – Paris

This postdoctoral position is part of the broader research project Living in cities with terror: effects of diffuse terrorism on urban atmospheres, funded by Initiative d’excellence Paris//Seine and hosted at MRTE Research Group (University of Cergy-Pontoise), in partnership with the Universities of Birmingham (UK), Plymouth (UK) and Heidelberg (GER), since September 2017.

This project aims to understand the ‘weight’ of the threat of terrorism upon city dwellers’ daily experience of urban spaces in European metropolises. A first challenge of the project is to examine how this threat influences urban environments by acting on individuals, their behavior and their representations. The second issue, which is relevant to the first, concerns the understanding of the apparatus of urban security by considering the co-implication of the discourses and practices of public and private actors and the feeling of security experienced by city dwellers. The central hypothesis of the project is that urban environments have a capacity to translate this relation.

The research is conducted on three European countries, France, England and Germany, which have different histories in relation to the terrorist threat. It is conducted in two major phases: 1) the analysis of security policies, and 2) sensory ethnographies in selected cities.

Position details:

The post-doc will hold a full research position (100%) on this study. He/she will join an interdisciplinary, international research team (French, Italian, British, German), and will be responsible to carry out a part of this study across the above mentioned phases.

The post-doc will:

  • Participate (with the other members of the research team) in the analysis of security policies, on the French field and on one of the two other fields. This analysis focuses on a body of legal documents, political speeches, and press articles. Participation in the writing of the synthesis. (30%)
  • Construct, conduct and analysis of an ethnographic field survey of inhabitants of the research fields (at least in France and England, Germany if possible). Production of a written summary of this original survey. (70%)
Candidate profile:

PhD in geography, urban studies, sociology, or anthropology, with a preference for a background in sensory, atmospheres and affect related research. The ability to carry out large-scale ethnographic research, including skills for qualitative analysis (applied to broad documentary corpuses as well as to interviews/observations) is required. Prior experience with sensory and non-representational methodologies, as well as knowledge of the field of critical security studies are very welcome.

The post-doc must be fluent in written and spoken French. Good command of written and spoken English is also expected. Ability to speak and/or read in German would be a plus.

Practical information:

Starting date: October 2018
Contract duration: 12 months
Rate of activity: 100%
Location: MRTE Research Group, University of Cergy-Pontoise, Cergy (Greater Paris)
Salary: 2900 € monthly gross (2300 € monthly neat)


To apply, please send the following documents before the 20th July 2018:
• Curriculum Vitae (detailed)
• A letter explaining your interest in the project
• PhD Thesis or significant publications (max 3)
• Copy of the PhD degree

Any enquiries should be addressed to Damien Masson (Associate Professor in Urban Studies, MRTE) the supervisor :

Bassem Chit Fellowship for the Study of Activism – Lebanon

The Bassem Chit fellowship for the study of activism is a one-year post doctoral fellowship based in Beirut, Lebanon. The fellowship is a joint initiative of Lebanon Support, the Arab Council for the Social Sciences, the Orient-Institut Beirut, and Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Beirut Office. The fellowship aims to give early career scholars (0-3 years out of the Phd) in  the social sciences the opportunity to conduct research on activism in the Arab world. The Bassem Chit fellowship accepts proposals in Arabic, English, or French.

Disciplinary and Thematic Focus:​

The Bassem Chit Fellowship program aims at targeting scholars in the social sciences, particularly in the fields of political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, education, demography, media and cultural studies, among others. We also encourage applications from the humanities, including applications covering literature, cultural studies, history, philosophy and arts.

During the fellowship, the scholar will be requested to:​
  • Assist in Lebanon Support’s mapping of collective actions and produce quarterly digests
  • Produce an in-depth research paper on their research topic to be published on Lebanon Support’s Civil Society Knowledge Centre
  • Organise a round table at the OIB around their research
  • Participate and present a paper at the ACSS Fourth Conference that will be held  on April 12-14 2019
  • Organise a round table event on issues pertaining to collective action at Lebanon Support.

The fellowship duration is 12 months, and the earliest starting date is September 2018.

Eligibility criteria:
  • Citizens or nationals of an Arab country: An Arab country is defined by its membership in the League of Arab States. The term “national” refers to full-time and long-term residents of an Arab State, including those who do not have citizenship, as in the case of stateless refugees. Arab scholars residing outside the region at the time of application would be eligible only if they hold an Arab citizenship and are not in a tenure-track position and/or do not have access to research resources from their institution and/or country of residence. Accepted fellows are required to spend their 12 months fellowship period in Beirut at Lebanon Support’s offices.
  • Junior scholars (0-3 years out of the Phd) who have a doctoral degree in a social science or humanities discipline (obtained from within or outside the Arab region). Applicants who did not obtain their PhDs at the time of application will be ineligible.
  • Have high quality academic credentials including proficiency in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods. Applicants are required to submit a proposal (10-15 pages) building on their doctoral dissertation. Proposals that are not based on or not relevant to the applicant’s PhD dissertation will be disqualified. Proposals should highlight the applicant’s academic credentials and outline a research problem. Applicants should also provide a publications plan in addition to a 3-year career plan.
  • Have versatility to take on organisational roles when required, and the ability to work independently as well as with teams as outlined.
  • June 20, 2018: Application forms are available online.

July 15, 2018: Deadline for submissions.

  • Last week of July 2018: Decisions are communicated to applicants.
  • August 2018: Accepted applicants sign their contracts.
  • September 2018: Fellowship starts.
  • April 2019: Present at the ACSS Fourth Biennial Conference in Beirut-Lebanon.

For more information, please visit the offer’s page (link above).

Vacancy for a PhD position in political science “Legitimacy in democratic systems” Université Grenoble-Alpes – UCLouvain

The Université Grenoble Alpes and the UCLouvain solicit applications for a 3-year PhD position in political science (eventually renewable for 1 year) within the project “Legitimacy in democratic systems” jointly financed by the IDEX Grenoble-Alpes and the ERC Starting Grant, QUALIDEM – Eroding Democracies. The PhD position will start October 1st, 2018.
The successful applicant will conduct her or his doctoral research on the erosion of democratic legitimacy. The projects may focus on political participation, trust, political interest, indifference or protest and other behaviors or attitudes which reveal the (lack of) legitimacy in democratic systems. She/he will conduct empirical research based on one or several rigorous methodologies. She/he will work under the joint supervision of Virginie Van Ingelgom at the Institut de Sciences Politiques Louvain-Europe, Université catholique de Louvain and Raul Magni-Berton at the social science PACTE research center at Grenoble, with enrolment in the SHPT doctoral program in Grenoble (Sciences de l’Homme, du Politique et du Territoire).
Candidate profile:

– Applicants should hold a Master degree in Political Science or related field in Social Sciences and Humanities. Last year students are encouraged to apply, on the condition that they obtain their MA-degree before the start of the scholarship; i.e. October 1st, 2018.
– Applicants with relevant background in social science (including empirical methods) and with a strong interest in politics, will be preferred.
– Applicants should be fluent in English, and are welcome those who have a minimal French proficiency.
Applications should include:

– A cover letter
– A full CV (including degrees obtained for each study year, the title of your MA-thesis, and, when applicable, a list of publications, relevant courses taken, and conference presentations)
– A project outline, including a central research question and research design (2-3 pages) describing the doctoral research to be pursued within the project
– One letter of recommendation is welcome
Applications should be sent to: mentioning in object “Legitimacy – Doctoral fellowship”.
Questions regarding the PhD scholarship can be sent to Profs. Raul Magni-Berton ( and Virginie Van Ingelgom (
Application deadline: 5th July, 17:00
Applications evaluation: 

1. Eligibility check of applications July 2018.
2. First round of selection: the applications will be evaluated by a Review Board by July 15, 2018.
3. 2nd round of selection: shortlisted candidates will be invited for a video interview on 26 July 2018 (if necessary).
Type of contract: temporary-3 years of doctoral contract – renewable for 1 year
Job status: Full time
Hours per week: 35
Salary: between 1768.55 € and 2100 € brut per month (depending on complementary activity or not)

JOB OFFER: Program specialist for the International migration initiative (IMI) at the Open Society Foundations – London

The Open Society Foundations seeks a Program Specialist to provide support to the International Migration Initiative (IMI), and specifically to its Fair Work program area. IMI seeks a dynamic and committed program specialist to support the design, planning and implementation of IMI’s Fair Work program area. The position requires knowledge of labor migration issues as well as passion to improve the situation of migrant workers as part of a broader movement for economic, gender and racial justice.

IMI’s Fair Work program area’s strategy aims to improve government policies and business practices to ensure a fair deal for migrant workers; to build migrant workers’ voice, power, and influence through organizing activities and coalition-building, and to challenge the culture of impunity by expanding migrants’ access to legal remedies.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Supporting programmatic efforts by conducting a wide range of activities related to the grant making process as well as analytical work in support of strategy development and the design and evaluation of program work.
  • Keeping abreast of key issues and developments in the labor migration field.
  • Assessing partner organizations, including evaluating aspects of their financial health.
  • Administrative responsibilities.
  • Developing concept notes, agendas, and other materials for convenings.
  • Participate in preparing and presenting portfolio reviews.

Candidate Profile:

  • 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in a situation relevant to the duties of this role is typically required to develop the skills required for this role.
  • Knowledgeable on issues relating to labor migration, workers’ rights and worker organizing.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication in English.
  • Highly skilled in researching, processing large amounts of information, and analyzing its importance in informing OSF programs and strategies.
  • Ability to recognize and work effectively in compliance with internal policies and external constraints.
  • Organized; strong project management ability; self-directed on work initiatives; strong attention to detail.

Application deadline : June 11, 2018

Interested candidates should attach to their application a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. All call for applications at the Open Society Foundations are open to women and men of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. The IMI Department is committed to  providing reasonable accommodations so that people with disabilities are able to fulfill the essential functions of the job.

For more information, please visit the offer’s page (link above).

CEDEJ Khartoum Scholarships for UofK PhD Students – Deadline 15th of April

Doctoral scholarships – Call for applications

Khartoum, March 2018

In the framework of the partnership between the University of Khartoum and the French Centre for Economic, Law and Social Studies in Khartoum (CEDEJ Khartoum), the latter offers two ten-month scholarships (+ Fees registration support), for PhD candidates in Social Sciences and Humanities from April 2018 to January 2019.


The scholarship is open to candidates in Social Sciences and Humanities: Sociology, Geography, History, Political Science, Anthropology, Economy and Law. Applicants must be registered as PhD candidates at the University of Khartoum.


This scholarship is the result of a partnership between the Faculty of Economic and Social Studies of the University of Khartoum and CEDEJ Khartoum with the aim of supporting PhD candidates in their research activities. Each scholarship is planned for a period of 10 months (April 2018-January 2019) with a monthly amount of 3,000 SDG. Additional 20,000 SDG will be added in order to support registration fees in the University of Khartoum. The beneficiaries shall become Associate PhD students of CEDEJ Khartoum and shall actively take part into the research programs of the institute, in collaboration with the University of Khartoum and their PhD supervisor. The successful candidates will have access to the Centre’s library in Khartoum 2. They will present the progress of their research at the occasion of the seminars organized in CEDEJ Khartoum, or at the University of Khartoum.

Proposals shall deal with the following research areas:

  • Migrations within/from/to/through the Horn of Africa
  • Religion and politics
  • Sudan Political Economy
  • Sudan in its regional/international environment

Application and Selection

Applicants have to submit a detailed CV, a motivation letter, their PhD research project (5 pages maximum) and a document certifying their actual registration as PhD student at the University of Khartoum. Application material – in English – shall be sent by email to

Closing date for application: 15th of April 2018. Selection of candidates will be made by the Coordinator of CEDEJ Khartoum, in coordination with the Faculty Dean of the University of Khartoum. Interviews may be realized, depending on the number of candidates.

The scholarships will then start as soon as possible, ideally by the end of April.


Dr. Jean-Nicolas Bach – CEDEJ Khartoum