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2013 ZEF Doctoral Scholarship at University of Bonn, Germany

University of Bonn

Center for Development Research-University of Bonn is funding ZEF PhD scholarship in Germany for starting October 2013. The scholarship initial length is of 1 month and extended up to three years. Applicants have 6-9 months of field work in West Africa and writing-up period of the dissertation in Germany. Applicants of developing countries are eligible for this scholarship. Priority will be given to the applicants who have work experience in the developing countries.  

About Scholarship: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) can represent a novel source of income for developing countries. But forest conservation can be costly and may also reduce the population’s access to forest and land resources with potential negative income effects. The successful candidate is expected to assess the impacts of forest conservation with respect to forest cover and distributional effects in the West African Sudanian Savannah region. The scholarship is part of the newly created West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL). 

Study: Forestry based Carbon Markets in rural West Africa

Course Level: PhD degree level

Scholarship by: Center for Development Research-University of Bonn, Germany

Location: Germany and West Africa 

Eligibility:
• Very good degree (Diploma or Master) in agricultural economics, forest economics, environmental economics or related field.
• Very good knowledge of English and good knowledge of French.
• Work experience in developing countries is of advantage. 

Scholarship Open for: International Applicants are eligible for this PhD scholarship. 

Duration: Starting from October 1, 2013, the initial scholarship will be for 12 months and can be extended for up to three years.

Value: The awarded scholarship will cover living, research as well as travel costs. 

Apply: The mode of applying is electronically.

Deadline: The deadline for applications is August 11, 2013.

Further Information: http://www.zef.de/fileadmin/webfiles/downloads/vacancies/Call_PhD_WP4-3a_130703acc.pdf

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