HomeDoctoral awards German Historical Institute in Paris (GHIP) – Centre de recherches sur les politiques sociales (CREPOS-UCAD), Dakar

HomeDoctoral awards German Historical Institute in Paris (GHIP) – Centre de recherches sur les politiques sociales (CREPOS-UCAD), Dakar

Doctoral awards German Historical Institute in Paris (GHIP) – Centre de recherches sur les politiques sociales (CREPOS-UCAD), Dakar

Bourses de doctorat Institut historique allemand (IHA, Paris) – Centre de recherches sur les politiques sociales (CREPOS, Dakar)

Doktoranden-stipendien Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris (DHIP) – Centre de recherches sur les politiques sociales (CREPOS-UCAD), Dakar

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Published on Friday, August 12, 2016 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

This announcement invites (future) PhD students, who are able to complete successfully a PhD thesis, which follows the general thematic frame of the project on “The bureaucratisation of African societies”. This topic will be considered in regard to politics, economy or society and religion in Africa and the African diaspora.

Announcement

This announcement invites (future) PhD students, who are able to complete successfully a PhD thesis, which follows the general thematic frame of the project on “The bureaucratisation of African societies”. This topic will be considered in regard to politics, economy or society and religion in Africa and the African diaspora. The project addresses explicitly, but not exclusively, also non-state and informal bureaucratic practices and experiences, such as in the informal sector or in associations. Projects may consider, for example, processes of formalisation and data collection, or the spaces, materiality or imaginaries of bureaucratic practices, etc. The regional focus and time period are open.

Institutions

  • German Historical Institute in Paris (GHIP)
  • Centre de recherches sur les politiques sociales (CREPOS-UCAD), Dakar

Scholarship

  • Doctoral awards
  • Start of the scholarship: March 1, 2017 (an advanced or delayed start of one or two months may be possible)
  • Period: 24 months, with possible extension of 12 months after positive evaluation

Programme description

The German Historical Institute in Paris is part of the Max Weber Foundation – German Arts and Humanities Institutes Abroad (MWS). The institute is a centre for advanced study on French, German-French and West-European history. It serves as a mediator between Germany and France. In cooperation with the Forum for Transregional Studies in Berlin (Forum Transregionale Studien), it has extended its geographical focus towards sub-Saharan Africa. After a successful start in 2015, it will create a research project with about 15 researchers in Dakar (Senegal), who will work on the bureaucratisation of African societies. Susann Baller will be the project leader on-site.

In this perspective, the GHI has built up an academic partnership with the CREPOS at the University Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD, Dakar, Senegal). This project is part of an international collaboration with the Institute for African Studies at Humboldt University, Berlin, Point Sud-Bamako/Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, the Centre de recherches internationales de Sciences Po, Paris and the Chair of Comparative African Studies at University Mohamed VI Polytechnique (Rabat).

The GHI and the CREPOS offer up to four doctoral awards for a period of 24 months (possible prolongation of additional 12 months after positive evaluation). We search for graduates and/or PhD students who are already registered as PhD students or who will have (very soon) the necessary qualification to do so.

Profile of candidates

This announcement invites (future) PhD students, who are able to complete successfully a PhD thesis, which follows the general thematic frame of the project on “The bureaucratisation of African societies”. This topic will be considered in regard to politics, economy or society and religion in Africa and the African diaspora. The project addresses explicitly, but not exclusively, also non-state and informal bureaucratic practices and experiences, such as in the informal sector or in associations. Projects may consider, for example, processes of formalisation and data collection, or the spaces, materiality or imaginaries of bureaucratic practices, etc. The regional focus and time period are open, and not limited to Senegal. Interested applicants can ask for information on the general theme of the programme by contacting the project leader, Susann Baller: sballer@dhi-paris.fr.

Successful candidates are also expected to participate in the academic and logistic organisation of research activities, seminars and conferences in the context of the programme. We therefore search for young scholars with team spirit and willing to take responsibility.

Conditions and activities

The awards are offered in form of scholarships of two years (24 months), which can be extended another 12 months after a positive evaluation. Interested candidates can ask the administrative director of the GHIP, Alexandra Heidle-Chhatwani (aheidle-chhatwani@dhi-paris.fr) for further information on the value of the awards and possible coverage.

Successful candidates will be required to be present in Dakar most of the time. Dakar will be the centre of the project, where they will receive the logistic support of the programme and where they can benefit from its international network. Selected candidates will also receive financial support for research stays in Europe and Africa (and if necessary beyond) as well as for attending conferences and seminars outside Senegal.

Successful candidates will do research and write their PhD thesis. In addition, they participate in collaborative academic activities of the programme (seminars, summer schools, workshops etc.). Twice a year, they write a short report on their activities within the programme.

Selected candidates contribute to the organisation of joint activities within the programme.

Requirements

  • The announcement invites young scholars to apply for the awards, who are already registered as PhD students or who have the necessary qualification to do so. Writing a PhD at one of the partner institutes is encouraged.
  • Interested candidates who are currently completing a Masters programme are also eligible, if they have a confirmation of a future PhD supervisor to supervise the dissertation.
  • Possible fields are history, sociology, political science, anthropology or other related disciplines.

Selection criteria

  • Quality and originality or the research project as well as its adaptation to the overall research theme.
  • Academic profile and skills of the candidate.
  • Language skills: German, French or English are required. It is an advantage to know at least two of the languages. Knowledge of at least one African language is welcome.

Application

A copy of their degree (Master or equivalent); for candidates who are currently completing their Masters: a copy of the last degree and an acknowledgment of the future PhD supervisor to supervise the dissertation. A copy of the Master certificate has to be submitted before the start of the scholarship.

For all:

  • Cover letter. 
  • CV, including, if existent, list of publications and international experience.
  • Project description, in French, English or German, which includes:
    • title, which reflects the main topic of the project;
    • abstract (150 words);
  • presentation of the research project (ca. 2000 words), including:
    • main question/argument, research goal, hypothesis, based on the current state of research;
    • research method(s) and sources;
  • literature list (not more than one page).
  • A declaration of agreement of the (future) supervisor that the candidate may participate in this programme.
  • A recommendation letter of the (future) supervisor (this letter has to be sent separately by the author to: bewerbung@dhi-paris.fr).

Applications are to be submitted electronically, in one PDF-file, to the application office of the GHIP (bewerbung@dhi-paris.fr).

Submission deadline is November 1, 2016.

Interviews are conducted between mid-October and beginning of November 2016, if necessary via videoconference.

Places

  • 8 rue du Parc-Royal
    Paris, France (75)
  • Université Cheikh Anta Diop
    Dakar, Republic of Senegal

Date(s)

  • Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Keywords

  • bureaucratie, bureaucratisation, association, secteur informel

Contact(s)

  • Susann Baller
    courriel : sballer [at] dhi-paris [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Susann Baller
    courriel : sballer [at] dhi-paris [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Doctoral awards German Historical Institute in Paris (GHIP) – Centre de recherches sur les politiques sociales (CREPOS-UCAD), Dakar », Scholarship, prize and job offer, Calenda, Published on Friday, August 12, 2016, https://calenda.org/374640

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