Social Transformation Research and Policy Advocacy Project 2020, European Union, Belgium

University of Ghana


April 30, 2020

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Social Transformation Research and Policy Advocacy Project

We are inviting applications for PhD and Masters studies under a five-year project, “Resilience Against Climate Change-Social Transformation Research and Policy Advocacy”. Funded by the European Union, the project is a research collaboration between the International Water Management Institute, University of Ghana-Centre for Migration Studies, University for Development Studies and CSIR-Science and Technology Policy Research Institute. The project will: contribute to more inclusive and sustainable economic growth policy and programming approaches in the project areas by 2025.

Over the course of the project, we expect to support a total of 3 PhDs and 15 Masters (first batch of 10; second batch of 5) with full studentships for four and two years respectively. For this Call, two (2) PhDs and 4 Masters will be based at the University of Ghana, and one (1) PhD and 6 Masters will be hosted by University for Development Studies.

All the students will follow the stipulated training procedure of the host Universities, with joint supervision across project collaborating organisations. In addition, the students will participate in policy advocacy events (e.g. workshops, learning events and policy dialogues), with the aim of bridging research and policy, through students’ direct involvement in the narratives, practices and networks of development planning.


Applicants will be required to meet the general admission requirements of University for Development Studies or University of Ghana, depending on where they intend to study. Applicants must have applied to any of the two Universities for the 2020/2021 academic year.

In addition to the general requirements, applicants should preferably have a background in social science research and methodological skills. However, suitable students with any relevant disciplinary background can be considered. Applicants must:

 Hold a relevant degree (i.e. First Degree for persons applying for the Masters and Masters Degree for those applying for PhD) in social science/humanities related discipline(s). Particularly (but not limited to), Geography, Development Planning Studies, Migration Studies, Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Economics, Climate Change, Rural Development Sociology, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science.

 Be highly motivated to pursue postgraduate studies according to the approved study plan of the Universities involved. 

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Publish Date
April 26, 2020
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