The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for two 3-year PhD scholarships connected to the Centre of Global South Asian Studies (CGSAS) at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. The positions are part of the collective research project ‘Emerging Worlds: Ethnographic Explorations of new South-South Connections’ funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research.
Research Topic
Project topic must be related to the following topics that explore the new connections.
1. Extractive economies based upon exploitation of natural resources
2. Indian investments in Africa
3. South based development aid interventions
4. South-South migration
Program Details
Emerging Worlds is concerned with the new South-South connections being forged within the Global South. It addresses the ‘emerging worlds’ of south-south dynamics by studying a new species of connections – produced through extractive economies, capital investments, development aid, migration – between the decolonized regions with special focus on India and Africa. What kind of possibilities, potentialities and contradictions does this fast evolving encounter entail? And how is this seemingly historic change to be theorized within the currents of postcolonial thinking and written into the history of the south?
Eligibility
• Applicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent. Applicants shall have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master program. In case you have not obtained your diploma by the application deadline, you must include a statement (pre-approval) from your university that declares that you have been awarded the master degree.
How to apply
• All applications must be made online
• Applications must be submitted via the electronic application system (you may find the link in the above call for applications).
The following enclosures to the application must be submitted:
• A copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma and Bachelor degree diploma
• A copy of the applicant’s transcript of records
• If the MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.
• Documentation of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS test). (You may find more information below.)
• Curriculum Vitae
• Project proposal (must not exceed 12,000 characters. For further information see below)
Do not upload ZIP files and do not submit any publications, recommendations or your Master thesis.
The Faculty will dismiss applications, which do not adhere to the formal requirements.
Diploma and transcript of records: The translation of diplomas/certificates and transcripts may be made by or approved by either:
• a state-authorized translator and interpreter
• the embassy or consulate of the country where the original document was issued or where the translation was made
• a Danish consulate/embassy
Deadline: Application Closes On May 20, 2014
For any questions, contact the PhD administration by e-mail: [email protected].
Click here for details about applying.

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