The Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL) is inviting applications for a PhD Fellowship from highly qualified and motivated individuals. The fellowship will be financed within the framework of the international comparative research project “Urban reconfigurations in post-Soviet space” (ira.urban). The successful candidate has to be in an advanced stage of his/her PhD project. He/she has a good knowledge in economic analysis, as well as he/she is acquainted with quantitative and statistical methods, social research methods, and is able to produce a comparative urban research in post-Soviet space. The application deadline is September 1, 2014.
Study Subject(s): The fellowship relates to the ira.urban sub project on urban economy: in spite of a shared institutional legacy post-Soviet cities have experienced different trajectories of economic development. The following issues are of particular interest for the project:
-To which extend does the Soviet industrial legacy and newly emerged market economy form urban life and urban space nowadays?
-How does the allocation of new enterprises influence post-Soviet urban areas development? How was the economic base of post-Soviet cities transforming during the last decades?
-Which institutes, adaptation tools and strategies are the drivers for economic prosperity or depression for post-Soviet cities?
-Which role do the local economy and private initiative play for the development of post-Soviet urban areas?
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing PhD research program.
Scholarship Provider: The Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (IfL), the fellowship will be financed within the framework of the international comparative research project “Urban reconfigurations in post-Soviet space” (ira.urban).
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
User Review( votes)
-Institute expects that the candidate looks at various government as well as private initiatives on different scales (such as the creation of innovative territorial clusters; the creation of small and medium-sized enterprises; bottom-up social initiatives, etc) which influence urban economic transformation in and of post-Soviet cities.
-The successful candidate has to be in an advanced stage of his/her PhD project. He/she has a good knowledge in economic analysis, as well as he/she is acquainted with quantitative and statistical methods, social research methods, and is able to produce a comparative urban research in post-Soviet space.
-Furthermore, Institute expects from a candidate a geographic flexibility, fluency in English and in at least one language of the post-Soviet space, as well as working knowledge in Office software. The position requires hard-working individual with analytical strength, communication skills, self-initiative and a strong team spirit.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of Germany can apply for this PhD fellowship.
Scholarship Description: PhD fellowship to commence as soon as possible. The IfL is a non-university research institute and member of the Leibniz association with currently around 70 employees. It is institutionally financed by the Free State of Saxony and the Federal Republic of Germany in the context of a common research funding agreement.
Number of award(s): One PhD fellowship will be awarded.
Duration of award(s): This PhD Fellowship is available for a period of six months.
What does it cover? The fellowship includes:
-a monthly stipend of 1400 Euro granted for six months
-access to the academic service infrastructure of the IfL (e.g. the Central Geographical Library, the Geography archives, cartographic and IT services, scientific seminars)
-individual support in terms of exchange and discussions within the international research network of ira.urban
-flexible working arrangements in Leipzig
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: Please submit your complete application package in English as one pdf file under the heading “ira.urban” by e-mail to personal(at)ifl-leipzig.de. The deadline for applications is September 1st 2014. Please enclose the following documents:
-letter of motivation/statement of purpose, including a short display of the links between your project/idea and ira.urban (2 pages max.)
-expose of your PhD project, including your work schedule and work progress (5 pages max, excluding sources)
-list of your publications and presentations
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 1, 2014.