GROW Phd Scholarships at 5 Dutch Universities

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December 1, 2023

51 four year PhD positions at five renowned Dutch universities, ranging from such diverse research fields as Social Sciences & Humanities to Natural Sciences and Engineering are available courtesy of the GROW Programme.

All selected candidates will receive a full-time, employment contract with the hosting institute, including all conditions and remuneration in accordance with the Dutch collective labour agreement for PhD students. They will be facilitated and supervised in running their research project of choice, in alignment with GROW’s ambition to address the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa.

All candidates will have a supervision team of Dutch and/or African academics and an advisory team of societal experts who understand the context of their research topic (e.g. NGOs, government, business etc.). In addition, all candidates will participate in a PhD training programme, peer to peer sessions with your fellow GROW PhD students and a secondment and/or fieldwork in the African context will be part of the programme. All of these elements will be further detailed by the supervisors and PhD student after selection.

The PhD candidate will apply with their own idea for an Africa – SDG oriented topic and motivate why they want to work on this topic. A detailed research plan is not necessary in the application phase, it will be further worked out after selection.

The application deadline is January 31st 2024. Selection process will occur from February – April and the selected PhDs will start their PhD-employment from July 2024.

The GROW programme bases the selection of candidates on the following 3 equally weighted criteria:

  • Applicant Excellence, based on the academic / educational / professional career so far
  • Vision on emerging needs and challenges in Africa
  • Personal motivation, experience and affinity with Africa

Follow this link to apply –